Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel,
Gonzalo, Musacchio, Capdevila; Ibagaza (David Fuster 82'), Bruno, Cani (Pires
77'); Nilmar, Rossi (Cazorla 91'), Llorente. 4-3-3.
Sevilla: Palop; Stankevicius, Escudé, Dragutinovic, Fernando Navarro; Adriano, Renato, Romaric (Lolo 67'), Diego Capel (José Carlos 80'); Negredo (Kanouté 46'), Luis Fabiano. 4-4-2.
1-0. 04. Rossi. Ran length of pitch to turn Nilmar's return pass past Palop.
2-0. 17. Llorente. Steered far post header past Palop from Nilmar's long cross.
3-0. 90. Pires. Ran on to Rossi through ball and fired shot wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Romaric 48', Llorente 49', Adriano 57', Navarro 75', Bruno 90'.
A change of coach at Sevilla didn't have the desired effect, the Andalusians being beaten 3-0 at Villarreal in Antonio Álvarez's first game in charge. Both managers put out attacking line ups, but it was the home side who took the lead in only the fourth minute, Rossi starting and finishing a quick break-away after turning Nilmar's cross past Palop. And a quarter of an hour later Juan Carlos Garrido's team went two up when Llorente headed another long cross down past the keeper. A few minutes in to the second half Luis Fabiano broke through only to be thwarted by Diego López, and with the game coming to an end Pires ran on to Rossi's through ball to put the result beyond doubt. It was an eighth game without a win for Sevilla, although they stay fifth pending Athletic's match against Racing on Monday.