Villarreal: Diego López; Zapata,
Gonzalo, Musacchio, Català; Marcos Senna (Mario Gaspar 48'), Bruno;
Borja Valero, De Guzmán, Cani (Camuñas 23'); Marco Rubén
(Hernán Pérez 48'). 4-2-3-1.
Rayo: Cobeño; Tito (Dani Pacheco 66'), Arribas, Jordi Figueras, Casado; Javi Fuego, Movilla (Trashorras 58'); Piti, Michu, Lass; Tamudo (Koke 20'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 20. Bruno. Got free of marker to head wide Valero free kick past Cobeño.
2-0. 66. Borja Valero. Ran through from midfield to drill low shot inside near post.
Yellow cards: Jordi 19', Arribas 33', Piti 33', Javi Fuego 37', Michu 71', Català 72'.
Villarreal clocked up a much needed win on Saturday evening, beating Rayo Vallecano 2-0 to climb out of the bottom three and up to thirteenth. Bruno headed the first from a wide Borja Valero free kick in the twentieth minute, and Marcos Senna should have added a second from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time after Javi Fuego tripped De Guzmán, Cobeño doing well to push Senna's kick round the post. Injuries to Cani and Marco Rubén left Garrido without a first team striker, but midway through the second half Borja Valero cut in from the wing and fired a low shot past the keeper to make it two. Michu and Piti tried to respond for the visitors but their efforts went wide, and Rayo's brief run of two wins in a row had come to an end.