Villarreal 2 – Almeria 0 (La Liga, January 3, 2011)Â Jose Manuel Catala headed Villarreal into a 22nd minute lead over Almeria connecting with a free-kick. It was game set and match when Borja Valero curled home a picture-perfect free-kick just before the hour.
Zaragoza 2 – Real Sociedad 1 (La Liga, January 3, 2011)Â Florent Sinama Pongolle scored a superb goal to put Zaragoza in front against Sociedad, the striker spun around his marker on the edge of the box and arrowed a low bullet in the far corner. Zaragoza levelled just after the half hour when the refÂ inadvertently stopped a Sociedad attack and from the resultant counter Xabi Prieto equalised. The hosts stole all three points when Braulio netted deep into injury time.
Mallorca 3 – Hercules 0 (La Liga, January 3, 2011) Emilio Nsue set the ball rolling on 38 minutes, tapping home from close range after Pereiraâ€™s effort had been spilled by Calatayud. Moments later the hosts deservedly doubled their lead when Victor Casadesus bundled the ball home .Six minutes into the second half the game was over when MichaelÂ Pereira hitÂ a third.