Europa League 2014-2015
Villarreal CF produced an excellent performance in the UEFA Europa League in the 2014/15 season. The team managed by Marcelino García Toral beat the Kazakhstani side Astana with an ample victory in the Qualifying play-offs (0-3 in Kazakhstan and 4-0 at El Madrigal) and went through to the Group stages.
They were drawn in Group A with Apollon Limassol, FC Zürich and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The Submarine achieved 11 points in six matches and qualified for the next round in second place, just behind German side Borussia Mönchengladbach (12 points). Villarreal CF finished with three wins, two draws and only one loss conceded at the home of FC Zürich.
The Yellows qualified brilliantly for the Round of 32, in which they defeated FC Salzburg (2-1 at El Madrigal and 1-3 at the Red Bull Arena). In the Round of 16, it was Sevilla FC who eventually knocked out the Submarine after an intense knockout tie between the only two remaining Spanish sides in the competition.