Even in 2007-08, when Villarreal finished second to Real Madrid, we didn't do this.....
With today's win, Villarreal is guaranteed to finish top of the table at the end of this weeks' matches, for the first time EVER. Some of you may remember we had a chance to do this in 2010-11, in the seventh jornada of La Liga (interestingly, after beating Espanyol at home and Malaga on the road, as this season), but we were only able to draw 2-2 with Hercules in Alicante, a wild match where we had two players sent off--as far as I can remember, the last time that has happened.
Real Madrid and Celta Vigo were only able to draw today, los Blancos dominated against Malaga but even with a man advantage in the last dozen minutes or so, could not break through. Next Sunday, Villarreal's next match in La Liga, we travel to Levante. A win there would ensure we remain at the top of the table for another week!