Villarreal: Diego López; Angel,
Godín, Gonzalo, Capdevila; Cani (Escudero 83'), Marcos Senna, Bruno,
Ibagaza (Pires 66'); Nilmar, Llorente (Rossi 74'). 4-4-2.
Xerez: Chema; Francis (Redondo 51'), Gioda, Aythami, Mendoza; Carlos Calvo (Antoñito 74'), Víctor Sánchez, Keita, Momo; Mario Bermejo, Michel (Orellana 57'). 4-4-2.
1-0. 32. Llorente. Latched on to Ibagaza pass and fired angled shot across Chema.
2-0. 90. Escudero. Picked up square pass from Ángel and curled shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Keita 28', Aythami 39', Momo 92'.
Bottom club Xerez sunk further away from safety after a 2-0 defeat at Villarreal. The locals totally dominated the first half, Cani, Llorente and Nilmar all failing to convert chances and Bruno hitting the bar before Ibagaza sent Llorente away for the opener. The Andalusians did a bit better after the restart, with Calvo and Momo going close, but Nilmar and Rossi could both have added to the lead before Escudero finally beat Chema for a second time near the end.