It was far from a free flowing performance from Simeone and his players on the Spanish east coast, as Alfonso Pedraza bundled home Stefan Savic’s header to give them a scruffy first half lead.
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Star man Luis Suarez almost extended their advantage just after the restart, as his snapshot was well saved by Sergio Asenjo in the Villarreal goal.
However, substitute Joao Felix clinched it for Simeone with 20 minutes to play as he lashed home a poor Villarreal clearance on the edge of the box.
Simeone and his players now face another crucial game in midweek as Athletic Bilbao head to the capital.