Villarreal B pull off an epic performance to secure their first win at the Estadio de la Cerámica against Real Racing
Unbeatable script to get the first win at the Estadio de la Cerámica! Villarreal B overcame Real Racing after overcoming Mboula’s early strike thanks to goals from Sergio Lozano and Álex Millán. The Mini Submarine have picked up three vital points in the fight for survival.
Aware of the importance of winning against a direct rival, Villarreal B threatened Real Racing Club’s goal from very early on. Haissem, after an excellent run that took him past three defenders, was on his way into the box, but as he prepared to shoot, a defender robbed him of the ball.
The Mini Submarine’s attempts came one after the other. On this occasion, Ramón Terrats tried from long range with a shot that went just wide of M. Parera’s left-hand post. It was only the fifth minute of the game and the team already had great opportunities to take the lead.
However, Villarreal B’s best chance came close to half-time. Sergio Carreira put a ball into the box that Fer Niño controlled with his back to the ball and, after turning, he struck the ball and came very close to scoring the first goal of the night, but it was all square at the break.
The start of the second half was very similar to the end of the first. Once again Villarreal B were the team that looked for the goal the most. Haissem dribbled past two Real Racing defenders with a formidable slalom and then shot at goal, but his effort failed to find the target.
However, fortune did not smile on the Yellows. On a counter-attack from a Villarreal B set-piece, Mboula put the visitors ahead with practically Real Racing’s first shot on target.
What a way to react! Despite going behind, Villarreal B didn’t lose their nerve and, just three minutes later, they equalised with a good shot from Sergio Lozano from outside the box.
The equaliser seemed insufficient for Villarreal B, who continued to insistently search for the winner. Insistence that was to be rewarded. In the 89th minute, when the result looked to be a draw, Álex Millán, who had come on ten minutes earlier, sent a cross from Carreira into the back of the net.
Villarreal B, thanks to goals from Lozano and Millán, achieved their first win at the Estadio de la Cerámica against a direct rival and earned three vital points in the fight for survival.
Villarreal B: Iker Álvarez; S. Carreira, Dela, P. Iñiguez, C. Romero; S. Lozano, Del Moral. R. Terrats, Haissem (min. 80, Pacheco); D. Collado, F. Niño (min. 80, Á. Millán).
Real Racing: M. Parera; D. Fernández, Germán, Rubén Alves, Saúl; Íñigo (min. 69, Juergen), Aldasoro (min. 85, Fausto), Sangalli (min. 85, Yeray), Vicente (min. 69, Pombo), Mboula; Baturina (min. 59, Matheus).
Goals: 0-1. Min 63: Mboula. 1-1. Min. 67: S. Lozano. 2-1. Min. 88: Á. Millán.
Referee: Sánchez López. Booked: Baturina, Aldasoro, Íñigo (Real Racing).
Matchday information: Game between Villarreal CF B and Real Racing Club, corresponding to Gameweek 28 of the 2022/23 LaLiga SmartBank season at the Estadio de la Cerámica. Attendance: 1500.