The Villarreal asserts his punch and puts the tie on track against him Salzburg, winning 0-2 in sixteenth of the Europa League. The yellows suffered, but they punished the lack of effectiveness of the locals with two head goals from Paco Alcácer and Fer Niño, which give them a comfortable income to face the return to La Cerámica next week.
The Castellón team did not arrive in Austria at their best. The team led by Emery he had only won one of the last six games he had played. It was against Girona, in the Copa del Rey, which made them arrive plagued with doubts at the clash against the Red Bull factory team. The Basque coach put almost everything he had on the pitch, introducing four changes in the eleven, but keeping all his key pieces.
It was not by far the best game of the Villarreal. Salzburg tried by all means to prevent Parejo from entering the game and to some extent they succeeded. The submarine barely managed to get close to Stankovic’s goal, but when it did, it was carrying real danger.
The great opportunities of the first half had the signing of the Villarreal midfielder. Equal He was present in all the notable actions of the first half, both for and against. The Madrilenian hung a ball into the area for Gerard Moreno, who finished off narrowly and, minutes later, caused a penalty, when he was run over on the edge. From 11 meters Alcácer assumed responsibility, but Stankovic guessed it.
Minutes later he had the opportunity to make up with another ball from Parejo. The helm of the submarine game hung an exquisite ball to Gerard, who attended head to head Alcacer to do, also with the head, the first of the game. Before, two mistakes by Parejo himself could cost the Spaniards two troubles.
It is not usual to see the former Valencian player lose balls in compromised areas of the field. However, he missed on two consecutive occasions that, luckily, the Austrians failed to take advantage of. First, of a robbery, Mwepu took advantage of Rulli He was early to bite her, but the ball went up. Afterwards, the meta got the glove in the one on one of Daka to avoid both.
In the second part, the Salzburg took the opportunity to jump for the tie. The locals took advantage of their verticality from the wings to put the yellow defense in serious commitments, which was not very fine. But if Villarreal’s rear was not fine, the Austrian offensive was even less so, which missed up to three very clear scoring chances.
They sentenced when they suffered the most
When the draw seemed closer, Fer Child put land in between. The forward had just entered the field of play, replacing the other scorer of the match. Pedraza, who entered alongside the striker, struck on the left, combined for Trigueros and he played it for Gerard Moreno, who assisted again.
The 0-2 left Salzburg very touched, which had seen how the infallible maxim of football was fulfilled. If there is anything left over Villarreal It is gunpowder above and they had forgiven a lot those of Jesse Marsch, in the second half. The punishment was excessive for the Austrians, who still tried to disturb and score a goal that gave them air. It could not be and the submarine returns home with a good income to face the return next week and certify its presence in the eighth of the silver competition of European football.