First Division - Day 14

Villarreal 2 – Rayo Vallecano 1

Villarreal: Areola; Jaume Costa (Samu Castillejo 46‘), Eric Bailly, Víctor Ruíz, Adrián Marín; Jonathan Dos Santos (Musacchio 79’), Tomás Pina (Manu Trigueros 46’), Bruno, Denis Suárez; Soldado, Bakambu. 4-4-2.
Rayo: Yoel; Quini, Diego Llorente, Zé Castro, Tito; Raúl Baena, Jozabed; Pablo Hernández (Miku 74’), Ebert (Embarba 21’), Bebé (Manucho 82‘); Javi Guerra. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 41. Jozabed. Latched on to long throw-in and volleyed shot across Areola.
1-1. 69. Bakambu. Turned shot past Yoel after Soldado played ball through.
2-1. 86. Bakambu. Got on the end of Denis cross to turn ball in on near post.

Yellow cards: Raúl Baena 33’, Jonathan Dos Santos 35’, Zé Castro 60’, Miku 80’, Quini 88’.

Villarreal are back up to fifth in the table after coming from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Soldado fired a shot over the bar, and Jonathan Dos Santos tested new keeper Yoel in the opening minutes, but with half time approaching Jozabed latched on to a long throw-in to volley the visitors into the lead. After the restart Rayo could have gone further ahead, Víctor Ruíz having to clear off the line from Embarba, and Areola saving a header from Llorente, However with twenty minutes to go Bakambu ran on to Soldado’s pass to equalize, and with full time approaching the Congolese striker got on the end of a cross from Denis Suárez to score the winner.