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Intense share of points (1-1)
Intense share of points (1-1)


Villarreal earns a point on Elche’s visit despite its superiority


Villarreal scored a point when Elche visited El Madrigal (1-1) in a clash where the Yellows were intense and very psyched, about playing the visitors, that despite having very clear ideas on attack and defending forcefully, they could only take the lead after a controversial penalty. With the tie, the set of Marcelino Garcia Toral remains in seventh, making the fight for the Europa League a little more difficult. Villarreal could only gain a single point on Sevilla and Real Sociedad who are in fifth and sixth respectively.

Match Facts

Villarreal CF: Asenjo, Mario, Gabriel, Pantic, Jaume Costa, Bruno, Pina (Trigueros, 79 ‘), Cani, Moi Gómez (Óliver, 75’), Jonathan Pereira (Uche, 69 ‘) and Perbet.

Elche CF: Manu Herrera, Damián Suárez, Botia, Pelegrin, Schism, Rubén Pérez, Carlos Sanchez (Rivera, 71 ‘), Coro, Javi Márquez (Rodrigues, 79’), Fidel (Carles Gil, 58 ‘) and Cristian Herrera .

Goals: 0-1, min. 30: Damian penalty. 1-1 min. 43: Jonathan Pereira.

Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Navarro Committee). Yellow cards for Jaume Costa (84 ‘) and Damien (2’) for Elche.

Stats: for Week 31 of the Liga match between Villarreal CF and Elche played at the Estadio El Madrigal.