Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Colotto,
Lopo, Morel; Juan Domínguez, Rubén Pérez, Juan
Rodríguez, Antonio Tomás (Juca 85'); Adrián (Lassad 90');
Riki (Xisco 76'). 4-4-2.
Villarreal: Diego López; Mario Gaspar, Gonzalo, Musacchio, Capdevila; Marchena (Marcos Senna 67'), Matilla (Bruno 55'); Cazorla, Borja Valero, Cani (Marco Rubén 61'); Nilmar. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 60. Lopo. From close to goal after Juan Rodríguez headed across free kick.
Yellow cards: Marchena 26', Nilmar 56', Juan Rodríguez 80'.
Villarreal slip down the table to fourth after a 1-0 defeat at Deportivo on Sunday evening. Results earlier in the day meant that the Galicians started the game in the relegation spots, and coach Miguel Angel Lotina switched to a four man back row in order to try and change his team's fortunes. With Rossi suspended for the visitors though there were few chances until late in the first half, when Diego López did well to save from Adrián and Aranzubia somehow kept out a Gonzalo header following a corner. The locals won it though when Lopo slid the ball past the keeper after Juan Rodríguez headed back an Antonio Tomás free kick, and Juan Rodríguez felt himself unlucky to have a second strike ruled out late on for a borderline offside.