Las Palmas beat Villarreal 1-0 on Friday to leave the Yellow Submarine’s hopes of Champions League qualification in tatters.
Samu Castillejo almost gave Villarreal an instant lead when he bent a shot from the right on target, only to have it pushed away by Raul Lizoain.
Nonetheless, Kevin-Prince Boateng nodded home a deep cross in just the 10th minute for his eighth La Liga goal of the season.
That was quickly followed by Villarreal defender Victor Ruiz seeing red after he took down last man Boateng.
Mauricio Lemos looked to continue his rich vein of goalscoring form from a free kick, but Andres Fernandez tipped the centre-back’s strike over, before Boateng had an overhead kick parried wide.
Ruiz sent off 19 (V)