Villarreal

Villarreal

10th in Spanish LALIGA
Saul strike earns Atletico Madrid hard-fought win at Villarreal Saul strike earns Atletico Madrid hard-fought win at Villarreal

Substitute Saul Niguez scored a late winner to give Atletico Madrid a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Villarreal on Monday, as Diego Simeone's side climbed back into LaLiga's top four.

Saul Niguez wins it for Atletico Madrid in the 87th minute Saul Niguez wins it for Atletico Madrid in the 87th minute

Saul Niguez puts one past the keeper in the 87th minute, giving Atletico Madrid a 2-1 lead.

Bang-for-buck ranking: Which European teams spend smartest? Bang-for-buck ranking: Which European teams spend smartest?

Based on spending throughout Europe, which clubs are overperforming their payroll, and who falls short? Ranking each team in the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.

Jorge Cuenca scores lone goal in Villarreal's win vs. Valencia Jorge Cuenca scores lone goal in Villarreal's win vs. Valencia

Jorge Cuenca scores goal for Villarreal

Alexander Sørloth scores winner for Villarreall Alexander Sørloth scores winner for Villarreall

Alexander Sørloth scores winner for Villarreall

Sørloth's hat trick helps Villarreal dismantle Granada Sørloth's hat trick helps Villarreal dismantle Granada

Alexander Sørloth scores a hat trick as Villarreal thrash Granada 5-1 in LaLiga.

Santiago Comesaña finds the back of the net for Villarreal Santiago Comesaña finds the back of the net for Villarreal

Santiago Comesaña finds the back of the net for Villarreal

Alaves and Villarreal play out a 1-1 draw Alaves and Villarreal play out a 1-1 draw

Deportivo Alaves and Villarreal could not be separated, finishing with a 1-1 draw at the Mendizorrotza Stadium.

Villarreal and Cadiz play out goalless draw Villarreal and Cadiz play out goalless draw

Cadiz fail to climb out of the relegation zone after drawing 0-0 with Villarreal in LaLiga.

Moreno: Barca losing this way 'has to hurt' Moreno: Barca losing this way 'has to hurt'

Ale Moreno and Luis Garcia react to Barcelona's 5-3 defeat to a struggling Villarreal.

LALIGA Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 30 +46 75
2 Barcelona 30 +27 67
3 Girona 30 +26 65
4 Atlético Madrid 30 +21 58
5 Athletic Club 30 +22 56
6 Real Sociedad 30 +12 49
7 Valencia 30 +1 44
8 Real Betis 30 0 42
9 Osasuna 30 -7 39
10 Villarreal 30 -5 38
11 Getafe 30 -6 38
12 Las Palmas 30 -4 37
13 Alavés 30 -10 32
14 Sevilla 30 -7 31
15 Mallorca 30 -10 31
16 Rayo Vallecano 30 -13 30
17 Celta Vigo 30 -12 28
18 Cádiz 30 -19 25
19 Granada 30 -30 14
20 Almería 30 -32 13
Full Standings

Team Leaders

Top Scorers

# Player Goals M A
11 Alexander Sørl.. 14 26 5
7 Gerard Moreno 10 27 4
15 José Luis Mora.. 6 23 0

Top Assists

# Player Assists M G
16 Álex Baena 9 27 2
11 Alexander Sørl.. 5 26 14
7 Gerard Moreno 4 27 10