The win sends Real nine points clear of second-place Barcelona and a delighted Calderon beamed: "I can say that we have desperation, team spirit, commitment, you can finish the adjectives for me ...
"We will lose some games at home, but what is clear is that they are desperate and that is a delight for any follower of this team. I am very proud of this, almost as much as having won today and increasing our advantage on Barca.
"And we did it against a rival who made it very difficult for us. Villarreal deserves to be third. But the game today left the impression that this team has no rival ..."