Villarreal 1-Huesca 1: Emery also starts wrong

The fireworks that were around Villarreal de Emery came to nothing. The Submarine disappointed in its coming out. The yellow curse of not winning on the first day continues. Since 2014 Villarreal has not won on the first day. The Huesca, recently promoted, fished in La Cerámica with a more than neat match. He took the lead, suffered to tie and was able to win at the last minute after a goal disallowed by Pulido. Villarreal also missed two targets.

Emery has work ahead of him. The Basque has to start a machine full of personalities, names with talent, speed and goal. But for now, it is far from that. Coquelin (left injured in the knee) and Parejo disappointed in the engine room, the wingers suffered more than necessary and only the usual one was saved: Gerard Moreno. The Catalan appeared in all of them and only he rowed against all the elements.

The Huesca, with the block of the ascent, did not wrinkle in La Cerámica. He took advantage of the expectations surrounding the Yellow Project to scare off an army of worker ants. Come on, a team. Andrés, with a yellow past, showed that he knows Gerard and Alcácer perfectly, with whom he has made the preseason, to make two good saves shortly after starting. Villarreal was uncomfortable and Maffeo, with only four days in Huesca, scored a good goal after drawing a diagonal and defining with class with his left foot. Juan Carlos and Ferreiro were demons. Before the 0-1, the referee had already annulled two goals against Villarreal, both offside. Alcácer and Albiol were hunted by a hawk-eye line. Huesca, with the goal, grew. He even dominated the crash until the break came.

The second part was another history. Míchel was close to victory and preferred to tie up the result. He took Juan Carlos and Ferreiro off the field and that's where the party was over. Maffeo, who was going to be a hero, was immersed in a penalty for hands indicated by the VAR. Gerard, from a penalty, found the prize for his talent. The ending was crazy. Anyone could win. Pulido scored, but offside. Fer Niño, in the last one, ran into Andrés who was key at the point that Huesca tied up and prolonged the yellow curse at the beginning.


Kelechi Nwakali (61 ', Juan Carlos), Eugeni (61 ', Ferreiro), Mario (76 ', Rubén Peña), Takefusa kubo (76 ', Alcacer), Iborra (76 ', Coquelin), Jaime Seoane (77 ', Mikel Rico), Joaquin Muñoz (88 ', Rafa Mir), Luisinho (88 ', Pablo Maffeo), Fernando Child (90 ', Moi Gómez)


0-1, 41 ': Pablo Maffeo, 1-1, 67 ': Gerard Moreno


Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández
VAR Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas
Alfonso Pedraza (35 ', Yellow) Mosquera (87 ', Yellow