Real: Claudio Bravo; Estrada, Ansotegi,
Demidov, De la Bella; Elustondo, Aranburu (Rubén Pardo 65'); Xabi
Prieto, Zurutuza (Griezmann 56'), Carlos Vela; Agirretxe (Llorente 78').
Villarreal: Diego López; Mario, Zapata, Musacchio, Català; Marcos Senna, Bruno; Hernán Pérez (Ángel 80'), Borja Valero (Marchena 88'), De Guzmán (Cani 58'); Marco Rubén. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 42. Marcos Senna. Shot wide of Bravo after Català cross cleared to him.
1-1. 85. Carlos Vela. Overhead kick after Prieto headed back Griezmann cross.
Yellow cards: Català 22', Estrada 57', Demidov 63', Cani 69', Elustondo 87'.
Villarreal are gradually inching their way to safety, a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad taking them six points above Sporting and Zaragoza in the table. For the second week in a row though they threw away a possible victory late on, Carlos Vela saving a point for the Basque side with an overhead kick after Xabi Prieto headed back Griezmann's cross with five minutes left to go. Prieto had rattled the post midway through the first half, but Marcos Senna put the visitors in front shortly before half time with a low shot after a defender headed Català's cross in to his path. Marco Rubén and Cani both missed good chances to extend the lead after the break, but Griezmann and Vela could both have won it for the hosts near the end.