Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel,
Marchena, Musacchio (Gonzalo 79'), Capdevila; Cazorla (Jefferson Montero 69'),
Bruno, Marcos Senna, Borja Valero (Cani 69'); Nilmar, Rossi. 4-4-2.
Espanyol: Kameni; Chica, Forlín, Víctor Ruíz, David García; Javi Márquez (Iván Alonso 68'), Duscher; Luis García (De la Peña 59'), Verdú, Callejón; Osvaldo (Sergio García 32'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 23. Rossi. Got on end of Borja Valero cross to fire shot past Kameni.
2-0. 31. Valero. Picked up loose ball on edge of area and curled shot in to net.
3-0. 55. Rossi (penalty). After Kameni brought down Musacchio inside area.
4-0. 77. Nilmar. Turned ball past keeper after Jefferson passed in from left.
Yellow cards: Osvaldo 16', Luis García 24', Musacchio 26', Forlín 26', Callejón 28', Angel 35', Duscher 53', Diego López 61', Gonzalo 81', Iván Alonso 87' / red cards: Chica 84'.
Villarreal head up a group of nine teams on three points thanks to a 4-0 victory over Espanyol on Sunday. Diego López had to save from Osvaldo and Luis García early on as the visitors took the initiative, but midway through the first half Rossi latched on to a Borja Valero pass to put the locals ahead. Valero scored a second just six minutes later after winning the ball back on the edge of the area, and Rossi got his second of the night from the penalty spot after Kameni brought down Musacchio inside the area. With a quarter of an hour to go Nilmar completed the scoring after good work by Jefferson Montero, and Espanyol ended with ten men after Chica was sent off for a foul on Jefferson.