Villarreal: Diego López; Javi Venta (Angel
44'), Godín, Iván Marcano, Capdevila; Pires, Bruno, Marcos Senna
(Eguren 83'), Escudero (David Fuster 68'); Nilmar, Rossi. 4-4-2.
Valladolid: Justo Villar; Pedro López, Javi Baraja, Nivaldo (César Arzo 65'), Marcos; Alvaro Rubio, Borja; Nauzet, Canobbio (Manucho 57'), Jonathan Sesma (Medunjanin 46'); Diego Costa. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 06. Nilmar. Got on end of Escudero cross to head back down past Villar.
2-0. 47. Nilmar. Ran on to Godín's long clearance to head over advancing keeper.
3-0. 56. Rossi. Fired shot wide of Villar after Escudero headed on long ball.
3-1. 60. Costa. Intercepted bad Marcano back pass and rounded keeper to score.
Yellow cards: Rossi 22', Baraja 39', Borja 72'.
Villarreal seem to have their season back on track, and they ended the weekend in eleventh place after beating Valladolid 3-1. Even Nilmar has returned to club form, the Brazilian striker heading down Escudero's cross to open the scoring early on, and adding a second after getting in front of Villar to head Godín's long clearance in to the net at the start of the second half. Rossi added a third soon afterwards, and Diego Costa took advantage of a bad back pass to get a consolation goal for the visitors later on.