Villarreal: Diego López; Angel,
Godín, Marcano, Capdevila; Cazorla (David Fuster 81'), Bruno, Marcos
Senna, Pires (Cani 67'); Nilmar (Llorente 67'), Rossi. 4-4-2.
Almería: Diego Alves; Juanma Ortíz, Pellerano, Acasiete, Cisma; Bernadello, M'bami (Nieto 65'); Corona, Soriano, Crusat (Goitom 57'); Piatti. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 40. Nilmar. Got between markers to head Cazorla cross wide of Diego Alves.
1-1. 67. Corona (penalty). After Marcano brought down Goitom inside penalty area.
Yellow cards: M'bami 28', Marcano 36', 83', Marcos Senna 59', Juanma Ortíz 80' / red cards: Marcano 83'.
Villarreal were unable to make it six straight home wins in a row after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Almería on Saturday evening. Nilmar headed them in to the lead from Cazorla's cross five minutes before the interval. But Iván Marcano gave away a penalty on substitute Goitom which Corona converted midway through the second half, and Villarreal's challenge ended when Marcano was sent off for a second bookable offence with seven minutes to go.