Tuesday , 29 November 2022

Villarreal

THE RISE OF MINNOWS VILLARREAL

If anyone had told Villarreal fans ten years ago that exactly a decade later, they would be in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, none would have respectfully believed it. 2012 was the year they were relegated to the Segunda Division in Spain after an utterly disappointing season, but just a year later they were back in the top-tier after securing a second-placed finish on the final day of the league campaign. It would turn out to define their rise to European glory just seven years later. The period between 2013/14 and 2019/20 was dotted with consistency as they slowly …

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Villarreal knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League

On April 12, the second leg of the 1/4 final of the UEFA Champions League of the 2021/2022 season, Bayern Munich — Villarreal, took place. The confrontation ended with a score of 1:1. Munich striker Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 52nd minute. Dani Parejo made a mistake in his half of the field, losing the ball. Bayern made a quick attack, at the end of which Thomas Muller made a pass to Lewandowski, and he shot a low shot into the right corner past the goalkeeper at the penalty line. In the 88th minute, Samuel Chukwese equalized the …

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Villarreal sensationally beat Bayern Munich in the first match of the 1/4 final of the Champions League

On April 6, at the Ceramica El Madrigal stadium in Villarreal (Spain), Villarreal hosted Bayern Munich as part of the first match of the 1/4 final of the Champions League. Unfortunately, the hosts won 1:0. The only goal was scored at the beginning of the first half. Then, in the 8th minute, the home team’s striker Arno Groeneveld scored. Daniel Parejo assisted him. The game was served by a British team of referees headed by Anthony Taylor. Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn assisted him. The reserve referee is Anastasios Sidiropoulos. The defeat in the game with Villarreal was the first …

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Champions League: two favourites and one dark top horse

Eight clubs begin a showdown in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. The first meetings between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Liverpool will start the fight for tickets to the semifinals on Tuesday, April 5. On Wednesday, the 6th, Villarreal with Bayern Munich and Chelsea with Real Madrid will find out their relationship. Repeated meetings of the clubs are scheduled for April 12–13. We have identified two obvious, in our opinion, favourites out of the eight clubs remaining in the draw and noted one club that can present a gift. The first favourite is Liverpool We should immediately note that …

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Results of the draw for the 1/4 finals of the Champions League season-2021/2022

Today, on March 18, in Nyon (Switzerland), the draw for the 1/4 final of the UEFA Champions League of the 2021/2022 season took place. Draw results: Chelsea (England) — Real Madrid (Spain);Manchester City (England) — Atletico Madrid (Spain);Villarreal (Spain) — Bayern Munich (Germany);Benfica (Portugal) — Liverpool (England). The teams listed in pairs first will become the hosts of the first match The draw for the semi-final bracket was also held. The Manchester City — Atletico pair winner will play with the winner of the Chelsea — Real Madrid pair.The Villarreal — Bayern pair winner will play with the winner of the Benfica — …

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All the quarterfinalists of the Champions League have been determined

All the teams that will compete in the quarter-finals of the Champions League have been determined. They became: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Benfica, Chelsea, Atletico, Villarreal, Liverpool and Real Madrid. The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League will be held in Nyon on March 18. The first quarter-final matches will be played on April 5 and 6. The return matches are scheduled for April 12 and 13. The decisive match of the Champions League of the 2021/2022 season will be held on May 28 at the Stade de France arena in Saint-Denis. Initially, the tournament’s final game …

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Villarreal defeated Juventus on the road and reached the 1/4 finals of the Champions League

On the night of March 16–17, Moscow Time, at the Allianz — Juventus Stadium in Turin (Italy), Juventus hosted Villarreal in the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Champions League. Unfortunately, the guests won 3:0. The score was opened in the second half. In the 78th minute, the Yellow Submarine forward Gerard Moreno scored a penalty against Juventus. In the 85th minute, defender Pau Torres doubled Villarreal’s advantage. In the time added to the second half, Arno Groeneveld scored from an 11-meter shot. The game was served by a Polish team of referees led by Szymon Marciniak. He was assisted by …

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Real Madrid, Liverpool and Arsenal will compete for the young star of Villarreal

Villarreal’s flanking midfielder Yeremi Pino could be promoted in the summer transfer window. Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool are interested in the 19-year-old Spanish winger, El Desmarque informs. According to the source, Villarreal wants to get € 80 million for its young star – the amount of compensation prescribed in the player’s contract. Top clubs are ready to consider the prospect of acquiring Pino for this amount. The Transfermarkt Internet portal estimates Yeremi’s market value at €30 million. Pinot has 26 matches, six goals and four assists in the current season of the Spanish Primera. In one of the recent matches …

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The five best newcomers of this season in the top championships

Three months after the start of the 2021/22 season, we can already draw some conclusions. Having dealt with transfers, clubs all over Europe began to fight for the championship. While the giants, such as Chelsea and PSG, predictably began to achieve impressive victories, more modest teams also managed to declare themselves — largely thanks to their new stars. Now we will talk about the newcomers who immediately started playing at the highest level. Of course, not everyone instantly finds their place in the new team and the championship, but these guys did not experience any difficulties. Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal) After Arsene …

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A genius for Wenger. Remembering the career of Robert Pires

Football France has demonstrated a significant shift in the positive direction in terms of education and development of young talents over the past couple of decades. In the vast expanses of this country, the most authoritative academics are the Fernand Sastre National Technical Center, better known as Clairfontaine, and the Le Havre School. In the first, such famous characters as Thierry Henry, Nicolas Anelka, William Gallas, Kylian Mbappe, and Olivier Giroud took steps towards a glorious career, in the second – Paul Pogba, Riyad Marez, Dimitri Payet and Benjamin Mendy. However, one cannot ignore another very reputable youth football school …

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Villarreal won the Europa League for the first time in their history

In the match of the Europa League final, Villarreal beat Manchester United. The game was held at the Energa Gdansk Stadium in Gdansk and ended with a 1:1 (11:10 in the penalty shootout). Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno opened the scoring. In the 30th minute, after a free-kick, Moreno crossed the ball from the goalkeeper’s line into the Mancunians ’ goal. Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani scored a goal early in the second half. Cavani scored after a cross from a corner. After a series of ricochets, the ball bounced to the Uruguayan, and Edinson equalized the score, shooting from the …

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