Villarreal up to third after win over Valladolid

AFP

Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze bagged his first goal of the season with a classy left-foot finish on 21 minutes and Pau Torres added a second before half-time.

Villarreal are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions since a 4-0 defeat by Barcelona on September 27.

Real Sociedad occupy first place in Spain with Real Madrid a point back in second. Atletico Madrid are another two points behind but have two games in hand on the leaders.