BARCELONA, Spain: (AP) – Villarreal was held to a 0-0 draw at Almeria in the Spanish league on Sunday in a drab match where both sides finished with 10 men.
Almeria lost defender Mauro Dos Santos to a direct red card for fouling Giovano Dos Santos from behind with only the goalkeeper to beat five minutes before halftime.
Villarreal failed to take advantage before Jaume Costas received his second yellow card in the 55th.
Almeria striker Tomer Hemed had the game s best scoring chance in the 62nd.
Almeria was left on the edge of the relegation zone while Villarreal provisionally rose past Sevilla into fifth place. Sevilla hosts Elche later.
Also, Real Madrid welcomes Levante and Cordoba visits Malaga.