Pellegrini made four changes to his starting line-up from Sunday´s 2-0 win over Getafe but it was business as usual with Villarreal recording their fourth consecutive win thanks to second-half goals from Nihat Kahveci and Guille Franco.
"It was a risk to play with several men who did not play on Sunday knowing how tough this game would be. We took a risk and it came out well for us," said Pellegrini, whose side play Espanyol and Deportivo La Coruna in their final two matches.
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