First Division - Day 3

Villarreal 3 - Betis 1

Villarreal: Barbosa; Rukavina, Alvaro, Víctor Ruíz, Jaume Costa; Samu Castillejo, Trigueros (Chuca 84‘), Rodri (Semedo 87’), Pablo Fornals; Bakambu, Bacca (Enes Ünal 69‘). 4-4-2.
Betis: Adán; Barragán, Jordi Amat, Feddal, Durmisi; Camarasa (Guardado 74’), Javi García, Juanjo Narváez; Joaquín, Sergio León (Sanabria 58’), Tello (Nahuel 78‘). 4-3-3.

0-1. 11. Sergio León. Steered header wide of Barbosa from Joaquín cross.
1-1. 32. Bacca. Won ball off Adán and cut across to shoot in to empty net.
2-1. 61. Samu Castillejo. Picked up Fornals pass and curled shot past Adán.
3-1. 77. Enes Ünal. Collected long Alvaro pass and ran on to beat keeper.

Yellow cards: Jaume Costa 10’, Alvaro 45’, Rukavina 92’.

Villarreal got their first points of the current campaign after coming from behind to beat Betis 3-1 in the last match of Sunday evening. It was their first home game of the season in the remodelled Ceramica stadium, and there was an initial disappointment for the home fans when Sergio León headed in a Joaquín cross with only ten minutes gone. A few minutes later though Bacca won the ball of a hesitant Adán to level the scores, and before the break Rodri fired a shot against the upright, and Adán had to save from Samu Castillejo. Tello could have restored the lead for the visitors had Barbosa not kept him out with just under an hour gone, but a couple of minutes later Castillejo curled home a second for the hosts, and with a quarter of an hour to go Enes Ünal ran on to a long ball from Alvaro to make sure of the three points.