Madness match at La Cerámica during the visit of Turkish Sivasspor to Villarreal on the return of the Europa League. Emery’s set sweated to secure victory (5-3) Before a visitor who, if offering too much, was very effective on the occasions he had.
The first half started with a good Villarreal, which was expected, which did not take long to get ahead on the scoreboard twice with the goals of Kubo and Bacca. The Colombian forward subsequently missed a penalty when the tucos had already shortened distances, and the doubts raised ended up sending the game to halftime with a draw at two.
In the second half, Foyth put Emery’s men ahead but a goal from Gradel put Emery’s team back on the ground. The technician decided to enter Paco Alcacer, who would end up solving the ballot.
A double by the former Barça striker erased the fears of the yellow team that he encountered a tougher opponent to fight than expected. Barely four minutes needed to take the necessary advantage to tie the three points with 15 minutes remaining.
Villarreal completes the full victories of the Spanish teams in their debut in the Europa League, after the triumphs of Granada and Real Sociedad. It gets group I leader Emery’s team on goal difference against Maccabi, who beat al Qarabag by the minimum.