Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel,
Gonzalo (Lejeune 76'), Zapata, Joan Oriol; Marcos Senna, Bruno; Cani
(Castellani 69'), Nilmar (Camuñas 85'), Borja Valero; Marco
Valencia: Diego Alves; Miguel, Rami, Víctor Ruíz, Mathieu (Pablo Hernández 65'); Mehmet Topal, Banega (Tino Costa 71'); Feghouli (Aduríz 75'), Jonas, Jordi Alba; Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 14. Marco Rubén. Picked up Nilmar's return pass and steered shot past Alves.
2-0. 18. Gonzalo. Got above defence to head wide Valero free kick past keeper.
2-1. 41. Feghouli. Steered header down past Diego López from high Miguel cross.
2-2. 87. Aduriz. Drilled angled shot past keeper after Zapata failed to clear header.
Yellow cards: Bruno 21', Cani 21', Jonas 24', Zapata 32', Oriol 35', Soldado 35', Banega 70', Marco Rubén 74', Miguel 74'.
Third placed Valencia were held to a 2-2 draw by their neighbours Villarreal on Sunday afternoon. New coach José Francisco Molina saw his side race in to a two goal lead with less than twenty minutes on the clock, Marco Rubén picking up a return pass from Nilmar to lift a shot over Diego Alves, and Gonzalo losing his marker to head in a Borja Valero free kick. Four minutes before the break Feghouli headed in Miguel's cross in a move which was reminiscent of beach football, but a couple of minutes later Zapata missed a chance to restore the two goal cushion when he headed over with the goal at his mercy. Valero and Nilmar also brought good saves out of Diego Alves after the restart, but Soldado shot just wide at the other end, and with three minutes to go Aduríz drove home the equaliser after Zapata could only play his previous header back in to his path.