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Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Villarreal: Honours even after Aduriz levels

Aritz Aduriz rescued a point for Athletic Bilbao as they drew 1-1 with Villarreal on Sunday evening. Heading into Sunday night’s late kick-off, it was fair to say the visitors were in better form, winning four of their last five plus an impressive draw with Atletico Madrid. The home side in contrast had not won a league game since September. Having started the game well, the Basque’s fell behind in the first half to a Manuel Trigueros strike. Trigueros, who has been in superb form this season had missed an…

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In form Villarreal visit the San Mames

Athletic Bilbao host inform Villarreal at the San Mames hoping to bounce back after a string of bad results A 3-1 defeat to Celta before the international break was Athletic’s sixth without a win in all competitions. They lie 15th in the table, five points above the relegation zone. Villarreal’s fortunes, on the other hand, have turned for the better. After a humilitating 4-0 loss to Getafe, the yellow submarine has won four of their last five league games and have lost one of their last nine games in all…

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Villarreal 2-0 Malaga: Super Sub Sansone

On Sunday evening, substitute Nicola Sansone stole the show by scoring both goals in a 2-0 home win over Malaga. Mashed in with these two goals from super sub Sansone was a hat trick from in-form Cedric Bakambu; each correctly judged offside. Had these three goals stood, it would have propelled Bakambu up the goal scoring charts to sit just one behind Lionel Messi with 11. The Congolese striker has to wait however and still sits in third place with eight goals form ten games in La Liga. Having come on…

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Spanish sides enjoy a great night in UEL – Europa League Round Up

La Liga’s three Europa League representatives all picked up crucial wins in their matchday four ties tonight, take a look at our roundup. Villarreal remain top of Group A after a 2-0 win away to Slavia Prague. The Yellow Submarine made the perfect start, opening the scoring within the first 15 minutes through Carlos Bacca. Some great build up play involving Pablo Fornals and Mario Gaspar got the visitors into the box with the goalkeeper parrying Gaspar’s cross straight to Bacca who hammered the ball into the roof of the…

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Unal to Levante on loan

Villarreal have announced today that their Turkish striker Enes Unal will be joining Levante on loan. The move comes due Ivan Lopez being ruled out for the rest of the season after requiring surgery on his injured left knee.  This will free up a registration spot on Levante’s roster allowing them to make their move for Unal. Unal, 20, only joined Villarreal in the summer for fourteen million euros but has found his chances in the team limited due to the form of Cedric Bakambu and Carlos Bacca. Talks are…

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Atletico Madrid 1-1 Villarreal: Bacca earns visitors a point

Carlos Bacca earned Villarreal a point against Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday afternoon. Heading into the Saturday afternoon kick-off, Diego Simeone’s side were hoping to bounce back after four draws in five games but they failed to get the better of Javi Calleja’s much improved Villarreal. The home side did open the scoring through Angel Correa on the hour mark after the tricky winger slotting home, but their lead would last just twenty minutes as Bacca found space and headed in from close range to share the points….

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Ponferradina stun Villarreal with Atletico and Athletic held – Copa del Rey Round Up

Ponferradina provided the shock of the round so far by beating Villarreal 1-0 at El Toralin in their first leg. The Segunda B side scored the only goal of the game after 37 minutes through a fantastic free kick by Sergio Cidoncha as he bent the ball into the top corner from 30 yards. The visitors had a lot of the ball and went close on a couple of occasions, mainly through Denis Cheryshev, but were unable to find a way into the net. Third tier Formentera held La Liga…

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Copa del Rey Preview – Wednesday

Three more of La Liga’s European representatives get their campaigns underway at Segunda B side’s as the Round of 32 continues. Atletico Madrid have arguably the hardest third tier side to face as they take on Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Elche were demoted from La Liga at the end of the 2014/15 season due to financial irregularities, despite finishing 13th. This of course has affected the club and at the end of last season (2016/17) the club were relegated. They currently sit fourth in the Segunda B…

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Villarreal 4-0 Las Palmas: Bakambu strikes again for Calleja’s improving side

Both clubs have recently made managerial appointments in Calleja and Ayestaran respectively, though they have had contrasting starts at the helm. With Villarreal’s home record of only one goal conceded in the league in the last three matches and Las Palmas losing the last four matches in a row, a solid home win was expected and so it proved to be. Villarreal’s only change from their last league outing was Bacca coming in to replace Sansone. Las Palmas have made five changes following their heavy defeat to Celta last time…

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Clash of the yellows as Villarreal host Las Palmas

Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu will look to continue his rich vein of scoring form on Sunday afternoon when his side welcome La Liga strugglers Las Palmas to the Estadio de la Ceramica. The DR Congo international has banged in five goals in his last two games against Girona and Eibar as Villarreal picked up six points to move up to eighth in the table. The visitors on the other hand have had a torrid time of things picking up just six points from eight games and currently sit in the…

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