La Liga Round-Up
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Villarreal moved closer to the top after a convincing 3-1 win at Real Sociedad.Villarreal moved closer to Barcelona and Osasuna after a convincing 3-1 win at Real Sociedad.
Despite going behind to an early Nihat Kahveci goal after four minutes, The Yellow Submarines recovered well to cause their Basque hosts many problems.
Ten minutes before the break, Villarreal levelled after excellent work from Juan Roman Riquelme saw him set up Antonio Guayre to make it 1-1.
Guayre then doubled his tally nine minutes after the break at the Anoeta after finishing off Diego Forlan's saved shot on the rebound.
The visitors underlined their superiority with a spectacular long-range strike from Riquielme for a 3-1 result.
In the earlier Saturday match, ten-man Athletic Bilbao moved out of the bottom three after a 1-1 draw at Valencia.
Joseba Etxeberria gave the Basque club the lead just before the hour mark at the Mestalla, but David Villa earned Los Che a point with an equaliser with a quarter of an hour remaining.
Athletic had Francisco Tarantino sent off for serious foul play during Saturday's contest.