Villarreal wins in Mendizorroza thanks to the many of his strikers, veteran and debutante
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Karl leave Toko Ekambi destined, perhaps definitively, to Lyon and the attack of the Villarreal, he was orphaned, limited to the effective leadership of Gerard Moreno and a Carlos Bacca whose memory excites more than your present expectation. Missing a piece and Javier Calleja the demand to meet their objectives in the second leg of the season. Many sound to fit the mold that covers the cameroon, but none yet comes. And above, Gerard Moreno He is injured. The message, then, was clear: “it's your turn, Bacca, take your chance.”
And the Colombian, still dry in this League, took on the challenge and completed it successfully. His was the goal with which Villarreal went ahead in Mendizorroza, land spero where there is for any rival that approaches there. At 33 years old, he lacks the spark and the explosiveness of yesteryear, but he retains the smell he gives thanks to God, kneeling and arms to the sky, every time the network welcomes his shots and attends his devout striker splicas.
Sonrea as Villarreal, on track the victory at 10 minutes of the game, tasting the circulation of the ball favored by the replacement of Anguissa in favor of a line of four creative midfielders (Trigueros, Cazorla, Moi Gmez and Chukwueze) ahead of Iborra. The whole of Calleja liked each other, combining with ease until the Alavs get tired of being on the lookout.
Garitano's team boasts solvency in defense, but continues to accumulate many problems in the midfield, difficulties that only external reinforcements can overcome. Enjoy the kickback, take out returns to the direct game and suffer in the rest of the records. So when Villarreal agreed that the ball would change from time to time as an owner, Alavs had trouble intimidating him.
So the first half was consumed, without much more history than a Trigueros volley after a delicatessen from Casserole and a satin of Aleix Vidal, both well answered by Pacheco and Asenjo two porterazos always undervalued. And after the break, more of the same, now frustrating the attempts of Manu Garca and Chukwueze. The match was for the goalkeepers for a long time until the strikers claimed it again.
Joselu did it first, combining with Lucas Prez for the first time this season, to place the momentary draw on the scoreboard. And then the turn was for the striker of Villarreal. But not from Bacca, but from Fernando Nio. And who boy? For the son of a former central of Mallorca at the beginning of the century, a 19-year-old boy, who took the alternative as a First player in Vitoria. Two minutes it cost to shine a sensational pass of Trigueros. Oriented control, double shot, goal and three points. In front of the search of a striker, the freak of Bacca and Nio prevails in Villarreal.
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