Espanyol: Pau López; Javi López, Alvaro González, Enzo Roco, Duarte; Diop, Joan Jordán, Gerard Moreno, Marco Asensio, Burgui (Víctor Alvarez 67‘); Caicedo (Salva Sevilla 42‘). 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Areola; Mario Gaspar, Musacchio, Bailly (Bonera 46’), Jaume Costa; Jonathan Dos Santos (Leo Baptistao 64’), Manu Trigueros, Bruno, Denis Suárez; Soldado, Bakambu. 4-4-2.
1-0. 04. Caicedo. Picked up Diop pass and ran on to fire low shot under Areola.
1-1. 24. Trigueros. Struck shot past keeper after Soldado played on Bruno pass.
2-1. 40. Gerard Moreno. Got on the end of Burgui centre to turn shot past keeper.
2-2. 88. Musacchio. Got above marker on far post to in head Denis Suárez corner.
Yellow cards: Jordan 35’, Jaume Costa 55’, Gerard Moreno 56’, 89’, Salva Sevilla 77’, Víctor Alvarez 89’ / red cards: Gerard Moreno 89’.
Fourth placed Villarreal extended their unbeaten record to eight games after a 2-2 draw at Espanyol on Saturday evening. Caicedo ran on to put the locals ahead in the fourth minute, the referee waving away appeals for hand ball, but midway through the first half Trigueros levelled the scores after Soldado flicked on Bruno’s pass. Burgui fired a shot against the upright soon afterwards however, and with five minutes to go to the break Gerard Moreno got on the end of Burgui’s cross to restore the lead. But Musacchio headed the equalizer from a Denis Suárez corner with two minutes to go, and Moreno got himself sent off after picking up a second booking for protesting about a possible foul in the build up to the goal.