Sevilla: Javi Varas; Coke (Trochowski 46'),
Fazio, Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Medel (Reyes 46'),
Rakitic, Manu del Moral; Kanouté, Negredo. 4-4-2.
Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel, Gonzalo, Musacchio, Joan Oriol; Marcos Senna, Bruno; Cani (Marchena 83'), Borja Valero (Martinuccio 92'), Camuñas; Joselu (Hernán Pérez 72'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 22. Borja Valero. Got free of markers to turn Angel's cross wide of Varas.
1-1. 34. Bruno (own goal). Deflected wide shot from Navas past own keeper.
1-2. 81. Camuñas. Curled shot wide of keeper after Cani laid ball across.
Yellow cards: Coke 27', Escudé 51', Bruno 53', Gonzalo 55', Camuñas 65', Cani 74', Oriol 89', 92' / red cards: Oriol 92'.
Sevilla should be battling for the top six this season, although a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Villarreal left them down in the bottom half of the table. The visitors needed points to get out of the relegation spots, and Borja Valero gave them the lead after getting on the end of Angel's cross midway through the first half. Both keepers made some excellent saves, Javi Varas in particular making a triple stop following a Valero free kick, and Diego López responding by tipping a Kanouté header over the bar. With ten minutes to go to the break the Andalusians equalised, Bruno turning a Jesús Navas cross past his own keeper. But Molina's side could have restored the lead with efforts either side of half time, Varas saving from Joselu and Valero, and Musacchio firing a shot against the post. Diego López had to be at his best to keep out another header from Negredo, but a few minutes later Camuñas fired home what was to prove the winner after Cani laid the ball across. It was a fifth game in a row without a win for Sevilla, and coach Marcelino may soon be on his way if things don't improve quickly.