Villarreal: Diego López; Javi Venta,
Godín, Marcano, Capdevila; Cani, Bruno, Marcos Senna, Pires (Cazorla
60'); Llorente (Nilmar 77'), Rossi (David Fuster 74'). 4-4-2.
Racing: Coltorti; Morris (Oriol 81'), Torrejón, Henrique, Christian; Lacen, Colsa; Munitis, Xisco, Oscar Serrano (Arana 58'); Tchité (Geijo 58'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 49. Llorente. Beat Coltorti at second attempt following Javi Venta centre.
2-0. 72. Rossi. Acrobatic shot in to net after Morris failed to clear Cani's cross.
Yellow cards: Javi Venta 22', Munitis 26', Colsa 43', Torrejón 67', Morris 77'.
Villarreal and Racing Santander are two teams who have recovered their form recently, but it was Ernesto Valverde's side who got the edge when they met on Sunday. Llorente opened the scoring four minutes after the interval, beating Coltorti at the second attempt after Javi Venta crossed in from the right wing. And Rossi scored the definitive 2-0 later in the second half with an acrobatic shot after Morris could only play Cani's cross in to his path.