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Giving everything until the end
Giving everything until the end

Villarreal will be looking for a win against Cadiz to stay in contention for fourth place

Villarreal CF face Cádiz at the Estadio de la Cerámica this Wednesday, starting at 7.30pm CEST. The match, which will be the penultimate home game for the Yellows this season, pits two sides in the battle for the UEFA Champions League and survival respectively.

The team coached by Sergio González arrives in Vila-real in high spirits after a vital 2-0 win at home to Real Valladolid, direct rivals in the fight for survival, thanks to a double from Theo Bongonda. The visitors, who will be without Choco Lozano due to suspension, are in sixteenth place with 38 points, three above the relegation zone, which the club from Valladolid are currently occupying.

The Yellows are also on a roll ahead of Wednesday’s clash. Setién’s side secured a 2-1 win over Girona with Gerard Moreno’s goal in the 94th minute. The victory helped the Submarine to confirm their presence in Europe for another season – it will be their 19th appearance in continental competition after 23 years in LaLiga – and to continue to put pressure on Real Sociedad in the fight for fourth place, with the Yellows five points behind them.

It is worth noting that the Yellows will have the handicap of knowing what Real Sociedad have done before facing Cadiz, as the Basque side face UD Almeria at the Reale Arena today, with kick-off at 7.30pm CEST.

Villarreal vs Cádiz could be a match to remember for Pepe Reina and Gerard Moreno. If the goalkeeper plays against the Andalusians, it would be his 1000th game as a professional. A historic record. On the other hand, if the Yellows No.7 scores on Wednesday, he would become the club’s all-time top scorer. Gerard Moreno currently has 106 goals to his name, the same number as yellow legend Adriano García.

The matches between Villarreal and Cádiz are synonymous with equality. In LaLiga they have met a total of 7 times and the record is one win for Villarreal (2-1 in the 2020/21 season), five draws and one win for Cádiz (1-0 in the 2021/22 season).

The match will be refereed by Pulido Santana, who will be assisted by Jaime Latre on VAR.