Villarreal: Diego López; Mario, Zapata,
Musacchio, Català; Borja Valero (Camuñas 71'), Bruno, De
Guzmán, Cani (Marcos Senna 62'); Nilmar (Marco Rubén 82'), Rossi.
Mallorca: Aouate; Cendrós, Chico, Ramis, Cáceres; Tissone (Alfaro 64'), Tomás Pina; Nsue, Sergio Tejera, Aki Ienaga (Chori Castro 72'); Víctor Casadesús. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 07. Rossi. Ran on to Català through ball and turned shot past Aouate.
2-0. 51. Nilmar. Picked up Borja Valero pass and rounded keeper to score.
Yellow cards: Pina 42', Tissone 43', Chico 89'.
Villarreal clocked up their first league win of the season on Tuesday evening, a 2-0 victory over Mallorca taking them above their opponents and out of the relegation zone. Rossi brought a good save out of Aouate before running on to Català's pass to beat the keeper in the seventh minute. And Nilmar tested the keeper again before picking up a through ball from Borja Valero to score a second just six minutes after the restart. Tejero and Alfaro both fired shots wide later on, and Nsue had a headed goal disallowed for offside soon afterwards. But Rossi also failed to convert a couple of chances and with the game coming to an end Zapata cleared a header off the line with the keeper beaten.