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Villarreal smashes 10-man Rayo

Villarreal, Spain ( - Villarreal cruised past 10-man Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, getting a 4-0 win at El Madrigal.

The hosts enjoyed a two-goal lead by the halftime interval thanks to Ikechukwu Uche's opener in the 22nd minute and Bruno's tally in the 41st, while Jonathan tacked on a third just nine minutes after the break.

Things went from bad to worse for Rayo as Anaitz Arbilla was sent off in the 63rd minute, and Villarreal quickly took advantage as Jaume scored one minute later to wrap up the affair.

Villarreal improves to 56 points on the season to move 13 points clear of Rayo.

In Saturday's final La Liga contest, Levante earned a 2-0 home win over Valencia in another heated derby match between the two sides.

The game was scoreless until the 70th minute when Angel handed Levante what turned out to be the winner. Andres Ivanschitz tacked on an insurance goal in the 81st minute before Pedro Lopez was sent off for the hosts two minutes from time.

Levante improves to 48 points to move two points clear of Valencia.

05/10 18:00:17 ET

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