Villarreal returned empty pocketed from its visit to La Rosaleda, after being defeated against Málaga (2-0). The Yellows, that didn't perform as usual, couldn't stop the locals that played an incredibly intense and agressive match in order to secure their First Division status. No options for the Submarine were allowed during the 90 minutes.
Málaga CF: Caballero; Jesús Gámez, Flavio, Angeleri, Antunes; Camacho, Darder; Samuel (Eliseu, 80’), Duda (Portillo, 69’), Amrabat; and Santa Cruz (Rescaldani, 87’).
Villarreal CF: Asenjo; Mario, Musacchio, Pantic, Jaume Costa; Trigueros (Giovani, 46’), Pina, Bruno; Cani (Óliver, 53’), Aquino and Perbet (Jonathan Pereira, 64’).
Goals: 1-0, min. 5: Santa Cruz. 2-0, min. 52: Darder.
Referee: Alfonso Álvarez Izquierdo (Catalán Committee). Yellow cards for Samuel (42’), Flavio (63’), Camacho (70’) for Málaga and Aquino (14’), Musacchio (46’) and Pina (70’) for Villarreal. He sent Amrabat off on the 73rd minute.