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Emery reaches 100-game mark with Villarreal
Emery reaches 100-game mark with Villarreal

The Basque head coach has taken charge of 100 official matches with the Submarine in the match against Levante UD

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery reached the 100-game mark as Villarreal head coach in the match against Levante UD at the Ciutat de València. The Basque manager has taken charge of 68 LaLiga matches, 15 UEFA Europa League games, eight Copa del Rey games, eight UEFA Champions League games and one UEFA Super Cup.

Emery, after the results today, has 49 victories with Villarreal. He has also overseen 28 draws and 23 defeats.

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Unai Emery analysed the defeat to Levante after the game: “The team had a good attitude and took control, although not as much as we’d have wanted. That was the path we needed to take to win the game, but we weren’t clinical in front of goal. Levante also play well and found the way to get into the game. The team who scored first had a big advantage and that was Levante. We put in a performance like we’d planned. Now we need to prepare for the next game, with all the excitement that comes with the Champions League.”

Two different matches

Now, Villarreal will face FC Bayern at the Estadio de la Cerámica in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. “The match against Bayern will be a very diffrent game. Against Levante, we were close to their box, but we lacked a cutting edge to make the match different. These defeats away from home damage you. Now we need to focus on Wednesday’s game,” concluded Emery.