Villarreal: Diego López; Mario, Gonzalo,
Musacchio, Capdevila; Cani (Cicinho 79'), Bruno, Borja Valero, Matilla (Oriol
75'); Marco Rubén, Rossi. 4-4-2.
Osasuna: Ricardo; Nelson, Miguel Flaño, Sergio, Oier; Vadócz, Lolo; Damià (Calleja 65'), Soriano (Anunciatta 81'), Camuñas; Aranda (Lekic 76'). 4-2-3-1.
Goals: 1-0. 21. Marco Rubén. Got on the end of Valero
cross to head back past Ricardo
1-1. 47. Vadócz. Near post header after Sergio headed on Camuñas corner.
2-1. 50. Cani. Dipping shot from half way line which went over head of keeper.
3-1. 65. Capdevila. Finished off after Marco Rubén headed on Valero corner.
3-2. 70. Calleja. Swept shot wide of Diego López from long Camuñas centre.
4-2. 83. Gonzalo. Steered near post header across goal from Valero corner.
Yellow cards: Soriano 56', Sergio 76', Oier 78', Marco Rubén 85'.
With the top two playing on Sunday, third placed Villarreal closed the gap on the leaders to eight points after a 4-2 victory over Osasuna on Saturday evening. After a period of pressure from the home side, Marco Rubén opened the scoring with a header from Borja Valero's cross in the twentieth minute. Vadócz levelled the scores two minutes after the restart following a Camuñas corner, but three minutes later Cani restored the lead with what could be the goal of the season, beating Ricardo with a shot from the halfway line. A few minutes later Capdevila headed a third on the goal line after Marco Rubén headed across a Valero corner, and although Calleja got another one back from a Camuñas cross, Gonzalo wrapped things up with another header from another Valero corner.