Rodriguez extends Villarreal stay

MADRID - Villarreal have agreed a three-year contract extension with Argentine defender Gonzalo Rodriguez that ties him until 2014, the Primera Liga club said on their website on Thursday.

The 25-year-old international has been with Villarreal since 2004. His side, who are fifth in the standings, have a chance of returning to the Champions League next season if they can beat Real Mallorca away in their final game on Saturday.