Ike Uche brace sinks Racing Santander
Ik Uche scored a brace
Villarreal, who are seeking an instant return to the La Liga, are now fourth on the table with 26 points.
Nigeria international striker Uche scored his team's second and third goals in the 39th and 53rd minutes to take the game beyond the hosts.
He has now netted five goals in the league.