Espanyol scores two goals against Villarreal and takes 3 points from them. Javier must change he’s strategy next time
Outsider Espanyol raised over the guest team
Yesterday we saw a breathtaking match between two Spanish teams: Villarreal – Espanyol. The guest team performed flawlessly game against Villarreal. Espanyol, which stands in 20th place in LaLiga, won the game against home team Villarreal, who stands in 9th place. The most exciting part of the match was the 2nd half when Abelardo’s side left with ten players on the pitch.
Formation and starting lineups
The teams came on the pitch with the same formations: Four defenders, four midfielders, and two strikers. Both sides have missing players. Villarreal: Bruno, Caseres, and Ekambi. Espanyol: Corchia only. Despite this, opposing teams still had a goal that must have reached.
Wonderful moments of Espanyol
From the first minute, Abelardo’s club presented excellent team chemistry. They possessed the ball beautifully — excellent teamwork from Espanyol. Five minutes passed away, and from the corner, David Lopez, with a coolly header, scored the first goal of the game. There were few beautiful moments from Villareal in 1st half. They had four shots on goal, but sadly for them without any results. The first half ended 0 – 1 and without any substitutes from both sides.
Raul De Tomas produces a beautiful moment
2nd half stated with the high performance of the Villarreal team. Long passes, short passes, and one-two pass. Calleja Revilla’s team showcased excellent teamwork by possessing and producing pin-point passes from player to player. The Opposition’s players discovered it very difficult to intercept at the moment. But despite this, Raul De Tomas headed the ball inside the left post after a beautiful cross, and he scored the second goal on 47th minute of the match. In seven minutes, Javier Calleja Revilla tried to change strategy and replaced Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa by Moi Gomez. On the 59th minute, Javi Lopez banished from the pitch as he receives a red card and penalty to Villarreal. Santi Cazorla took the penalty and left the keeper helpless with a shot into the bottom right corner. Both teams made substitutions, Espanyol: 63rd, 75th, 85th, and Villarreal: 69th, 80th minutes. Four-minute added to the match by a referee, and he ended the game on 95th minute.