Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel,
Musacchio, Godín, Capdevila; Cani (Pires 60'), Bruno, Ibagaza; Nilmar
(Javi Venta 83'), Llorente (Cazorla 74'), Rossi. 4-3-3.
Atlético: De Gea; Ujfalusi, Perea, Domínguez (Valera 26'), Antonio López; Paulo Assunçao, Tiago (Diego Forlán 73'); Reyes, Jurado, Simao (Ibrahima 85'); Agüero. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 21. Godín. Acrobatic back-heel wide of De Gea from Ibagaza's corner.
2-0. 43. Rossi. Slid shot past De Gea after keeper pushed out Llorente shot.
2-1. 64. Agüero. Controlled Reyes lofted pass and fired angled shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Perea 31', Ángel 32', Paulo Assunçao 72', Diego López 87'.
Villarreal beat Atlético Madrid 2-1 on Saturday evening to move up to sixth pending Athletic Bilbao's game later in the weekend. Godín started things off following a corner midway through the first half, his acrobatic flick taking the ball wide of De Gea. Jurado bounced a long cross off the bar at the other end, but on the stroke of half time a comedy of errors by the visiting defence allowed Rossi to poke home the second. Diego López was called upon to save from Antonio López and Reyes after the restart, and Agüero got one back a few minutes later. But after Tiago fired a shot wide it was all over, and Atlético now have to concentrate on the two cup competitions they are still in if they are to qualify for Europe next season.