Villarreal: Diego López; Mario, Kiko
(Marco Rubén 69'), Musacchio, Capdevila; Cazorla (Wakaso 80'), Bruno,
Borja Valero, Cani (Català 76'); Nilmar, Rossi. 4-4-2.
Getafe: Ustari; Miguel Torres, Cata Díaz, Marcano, Mané; Víctor Sánchez (Adrián Colunga 76'), Casquero (Boateng 67'); Pedro Ríos, Dani Parejo, Adrián Sardinero (Arizmendi 71'); Miku. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 31. Pedro Ríos. Picked up ball outside area and fired shot wide of Diego.
1-1. 60. Cani. Drove low shot past Ustari following quick Cazorla free kick.
2-1. 74. Rossi. Steered diving header past keeper from Marco Rubén cross.
Yellow cards: Mané 25', Mario 26', Miku 58', Casquero 59', Capdevila 75', Wakaso 85', Boateng 89'.
Valencia and Villarreal are still battling it out for the third spot, which gives direct access to the Champions League, and Villarreal are right back in it after a 2-1 victory over Getafe on Sunday evening. Pedro Ríos gave the visitors a first half lead, but Ustari was called upon to make first class saves from Borja Valero and Cazorla either side of half time, and with an hour on the clock a quickly taken Cazorla free kick allowed Cani to level the scores. A quarter of an hour later Rossi headed the second from Marco Rubén's cross, and although Michel's side pushed forward after that they were unable to beat a confident Diego López. It was a great boost to the locals after their Europa League thrashing on Thursday, but it was a big blow to their opponents who drop down in to the relegation spots for the first time this season.