Villa Real fans displayed a huge flag paying tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster as the two teams clashed in the Europa League.
-- Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) April 28, 2016
The home fans unfurled the large yellow banner as the Reds played their first match since the conclusion of the Hillsborough inquest.
It reads: "96 You Never Walk Alone" alongside the Villareal logo.
The inquest jury concluded the 96 victims were unlawfully killed in a crush during their side's FA Cup semi-final tie against Nottingham Forest. It also exonerated Liverpool fans of any blame.
Football fans have praised the move as "classy" on social media.
-- Charlie Blagbrough (@CharlieBlags) April 28, 2016
-- Phil Wye (@FootyPhilWye) April 28, 2016
-- Bobby Pinkston (@BobDatBass) April 28, 2016