Villarreal Secure A Europa League Semi-Final Spot

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Villarreal Secure A Europa League Semi-Final Spot
Villarreal Secure A Europa League Semi-Final Spot. image: villarreal cf

VILLARREAL Beat Dinamo Zagreb To Secure A Europa League Semi-Final Spot 

Villarreal played their quarter-final second-leg Europa League 2021 tie against Dinamo Zagreb this evening, Thursday 15, at La Ceramica, already one goal up from the match in Croatia last week, and a 2-1 victory tonight saw Villarreal secure semi-finals match with Arsenal, from England.

The yellow submarines now carry the hopes of Spain alone in this competition, after Spain had two teams in the last eight, but Granada bowed out against Manchester United in one of the other quarter-finals, but a good omen for their semi-final is that the Europa League competition is something of a speciality for their coach Unai Emery, having already won it three times with Sevilla.

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With the away goal already in the bag from the first leg, Emery’s men did a good job against the Croatians tonight, going ahead after 36 minutes through Alcacer, before Moreno put them 2-0 up, and really put the match to bed, though Mislav Orsic did pull a goal back with a penalty on 74 minutes, but by that time it was always going to be too late for any comeback.

The semi-final with Arsenal will see Emery face his old club, as he told Marca after the match, “We’re happy. It was a challenge, but the progress we’ve made in the Europa League has been serious, and we’re hitting a higher level every time. We’ve taken the game where we feel most comfortable, deactivating it here and in Zagreb”.

Adding, “Reaching the semi-final is a challenge, something Villarreal has already done. Breaking the barrier of the semi-finals is a great challenge. The idea of reaching the Champions League through the Europa League is important. This competition is becoming more and more important. My past at Arsenal is less important”, as reported by football-espana.net.


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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

2 COMMENTS

  1. i,m a gooner but it will serve us right of we lose ,emery was a good manager -and we sacked him far too soon.he didn’t have the time needed to turn it around at the Arsenal.

    • David I think it will be a good game, Villarreal have done so well this season in the competition, and in La Liga too, dark horses, but your lot have a history in Europe.
      I agree by the way, Arsenal never gave Emery a chance, the new fella hasn’t done any better really.
      Anyway, I’m a Man City fan, I watch Wednesday night football!!

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