Villarreal suffers to eliminate Girona

He Villarreal reached the quarterfinals of the Cup del Rey by overcoming by the minimum (0-1) this Tuesday Girona thanks to a lonely goal by Yeremi Pino in the first half. Those of Francisco, with an eleven full of substitutes and young people, had against the ropes those of Emery, who suffered to get the round pass.

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Girona and Villarreal faced the round of 16 of the Cup of the King in a very different way. In Girona everything was illusion and no concern after having already eliminated Lugo and Cadiz. In the submarine, the elimination of several of the great ones forced those of Unai emery to have to assume the role of favorite. The two eleven headlines were already a declaration of intent.

In the first minutes, La Plana's team assumed the expected role, taking control of the ball and the game, but without making the Girona residents too uncomfortable. In 15 'it was Girona who was inches from opening the scoreboard, but Trigueros, under sticks, saved the goal after a bad rejection of Funes mori.

Soccer is like that, and although Emery they wanted, they did not create danger. The difference in level. Trigueros received on the front and did not hesitate to try with the fortune that his attempt found the post and, smarter than anyone, appeared Yeremi Pino to push the ball to the back of the net.

Far from giving up, those of Francisco They showed their best image when they were below the scoreboard. Little by little they released the pressure in the first half, but without intimidating Rulli and allowing the Villarreal to feel comfortable.

The panorama changed completely in the second half, in which the Argentine goalkeeper had to appear to save his team on several occasions. Mamadou, from Chilean, forced Rulli to show off to avoid the tie and moments later it was Valery who narrowly missed the auction.

The pace was high and the match broke down completely in the last twenty minutes. He Girona He was able to achieve it, he put the submarine on the ropes in many minutes, but always, by little, the option was just escaping.

0 – Girona FC: Muric; Yan Couto, Ramalho, Santi Bueno, Arnau (Franquesa, min. 71); Valery, Ibrahima Kébé, Gumbau (Stuani, min. 82), Yoel Bárcenas; Mamadou Sylla and Nahuel Bustos (Samu Sáiz, min. 71).

1 – Villarreal CF: Rulli; Peña, Funes Mori, Pau, Estupiñán (Dani Raba, min. 83); Capoue, Coquelin; Yeremy (Alfonso Pedraza, min. 32), Trigueros (Parejo, min. 62), Baena (Moi Gómez, min. 83); and Fer Niño (Paco Alcácer, min. 62).

Goal: 0-1, min. 19: Yeremy.

Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea, from the Basque committee. He admonished the locals Nahuel Bustos (min. 39) and Franquesa (min. 92) and the visitors Trigueros (min. 17), Coquelin (min. 51), Baena (min. 73) and Dani Raba (min. 91).

Incidents: Match corresponding to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey played behind closed doors at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.