Valencia back to winning ways, Villareal drops points

Villarreal picked up a point on Wednesday after it was held to a scoreless draw at Celta Vigo. Celta threw everything they had at a Villarreal side that hasn’t allowed a goal in six matches.

Gary Neville's Valencia, smarting from last weekend’s home loss to Athletic, found joy on the road on Wednesday against Malaga, winning 2-1.   -  AP

Villarreal picked up a point on Wednesday after it was held to a scoreless draw at Celta Vigo. Celta threw everything they had at a Villarreal side that hasn’t allowed a goal in six matches.

While Villarreal retained its Champions League berth, Celta fell to sixth place as Sevilla beat Eibar 1-0 to move up to fifth with 44 points, two more than the Vigo club.

Seventh-placed Athletic Club Bilbao continued its winning ways, thumping Deportivo de la Coruna 4-1 on a hat-trick from Aritz Aduriz.

Valencia, smarting from last weekend’s home loss to Athletic, found joy on the road on Wednesday against Malaga, winning 2-1.

The 27th round wraps up Thursday with league leader Barcelona at Rayo Vallecano, Granada hosting Sporting and Betis visiting Espanyol.

>Athletic v Deportivo >

>Celta Vigo v Villareal >

>Malaga v Valencia

>Sevilla v Eibar

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