Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel,
Marchena, Musacchio, Capdevila; Cazorla (Jefferson Montero 66'), Bruno, Marcos
Senna, Borja Valero; Nilmar (Marco Rubén 85'), Rossi (Matilla 82').
Racing: Toño; Pinillos, Ponce, Torrejón, Cisma; Diop (Colsa 60'), Tziolis (Iván Bolado 60'), Lacen; Kennedy Bakircioglu (Adrián González 59'), Ariel Nahuelpán, Munitis. 4-3-3.
1-0. 08. Nilmar. Turned shot in to net after Toño saved effort from Rossi.
2-0. 13. Rossi. Ran on to Cazorla's long pass and poked shot past Toño.
Yellow cards: Diego López 36'.
Villarreal stay above both Real Madrid and Barcelona after they beat Racing Santander 2-0 on Sunday evening. The goals came early on, Nilmar starting things off with a deflected shot after Toño blocked a first effort from Rossi. And with less than a quarter of an hour gone Rossi made it two after connecting with Cazorla's long cross to poke a shot past the keeper. The visitors were limited to a few long shots by Munitis and Ariel either side of half time, and Borja Valero and Nilmar both had efforts in the second half cleared off the line, the first by Toño and the second by central defender Torrejón. The win takes Villarreal on to fifteen points, just one behind leaders Valencia, whereas Racing end the weekend down in the bottom three with only four points to their name to date.