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After four days in which Villarreal had only been able to draw -also even in the Champions League-, the first triumph has already emerged for the ‘Submarine’. He did it before his fans in a derby of the Valencian Community against Elche (4-1). He cleared the ‘X’ thanks to Paco Alcácer, who did not score but was key in the goals of Yéremi, Trigueros and Danjuma. Alberto Moreno put the icing on the discount.
Asenjo; Gaspar, Mandi, Pau Torres, Pedraza (Estupiñán, 46 ‘); Trigueros (Coquelin, 75 ‘), Capoue, Parejo; Yéremi (Moi Gómez, 53 ‘), Alcácer (Dia, 75’), Danjuma (Alberto Moreno, 86 ‘).
Kiko Casilla; Barragán (Mile, 82 ‘), Enzo Roco, Diego Gonzalez; Josan, Gumbau (Mascarell, 64 ‘), Marcone (Guti, 64’), Fidel (Pastore, 64 ‘), Mojica; Carrillo and Lucas Pérez (Benedetto, 69 ‘).
1-0 M. 5 Yéremi. 1-1 M. 19 Mojica. 2-1 M. 39 Trigueros. 3-1 M. 60 Danjuma. 4-1 M. 93 Alberto Moreno.
Muñiz Ruiz (Galician). TA: Pedraza (27 ‘) / Fidel (40’), Diego González (73 ‘).
The ceramic. 8,234 spectators.
The Torrent forward needed a game like this. He only lacked the goal. He was able to look for it, but the first time he had he chose to give in to Yeremi on the other side to deliver the first blow to the people of Elche when the party was still in the dark. It was the culmination of a great first-touch associative play started by Trigueros.
Villarreal clearly dominated but an occurrence of Mojica altered his plans. The Colombian rewarded the great exit of the ball by Josan with a whip from the front that slipped through the short post of Asenjo, overconfident. Lucas Pérez, in a quick against, had the option to turn the duel around.
The draw cooled Emery’s men, who were able to stay perfectly with ten after a hard tackle by Pedraza that the referee did not punish with a second yellow. And of the possible inferiority it happened to 2-1. Roco, very soft coming from behind, the wallet was stolen by Alcácer and the action ended with Trigueros sending the ball to the tights.
Attendance was Yeremi, which after the holiday had to be replaced due to injury. Came in for him Moi, key in both that sentenced the duel. He stole in the media area and the ball, after passing through Alcácer’s boots, ended in Danjuma. Casilla stopped him first but could not with the rejection. The Catalan goal already made a great stop to Mandi in the discount of the first.
The two goals from difference were too difficult a mountain to climb for Elche. Escribá came to break his defense of three centrals although it was already too late. Dia and Pastore, the ones who came closest to provoking another goal. Casilla and Asenjo were up to the task to avoid it.
The goalkeeper from Elche, yes, was too sold in the discount when Alberto Moreno culminated a counter to Danjuma’s pass. His own were turned on the attack and could do little. Elche remains 14th and with six points. Eleventh and with seven, but one game less, Villarreal is placed.