First Division - Day 20

Villarreal 2 – Granada 0

Villarreal: Sergio Asenjo; Mario, Bonera, Álvaro González, José Ángel; Bruno, Manu Trigueros; Jonathan Dos Santos, Roberto Soriano (Adrián López 63’), Samu Castillejo (Leo Suárez 80’); Sansone (Rodri 87’). 4-2-3-1.
Granada: Ochoa; Foulquier, Saunier (Kravets 74‘), Ingason, Gastón Silva, Isaac Cuenca; Aly Mallé (Atzili 81’), Sergi Samper, Hongla, Ponce (Boga 60’); Adrián Ramos. 5-4-1.

1-0. 42. Bruno. From close up after Alvaro played across José Ángel free kick.
2-0. 73. Álvaro. Poked shot past Ochoa from ground after first header blocked.

Yellow cards: Álvaro 37’, Roberto Soriano 38’, Sergi Samper 48’, Gastón Silva 75’, José Ángel 88’.

Sixth placed Villarreal are now just two points off the Champions League spots after they beat Granada 2-0 in the early kick-off on Saturday. Ochoa had to save from Trigueros early on, and Sansone hit the bar with a well struck free kick before Bruno opened the scoring, turning the ball in from close up after Álvaro played across a José Ángel free kick. Ochoa had to keep out Sansone and Soriano either side of half time, and with just over a quarter of an hour to go Álvaro made it two, poking a shot past the keeper after his first header from a corner hit Soriano in front of goal. The visitors didn’t trouble Asenjo until a shot from Kravets hit the post later on, and substitute Adrián López came close to a third in his first match since returning to the club a few days ago. The result leaves the Andalusians further down at the bottom of the table.