Mario Gaspar, a surprise goalscorer
Mario Gaspar, a surprise goalscorer

The Yellows captain got himself back on the scoresheet against UD Las Palmas

Villarreal CF right back, Mario Gaspar, was the ‘surprise goalscorer’ of the weekend. The Yellows number 2 got back to scoring against UD Las Palmas at the Estadio de la Cerámica with a fantastic left-footed strike from the edge of the box that crept in at the near post of Chichizola’s goal.  

“I’m happy for the goal because it has been a long time since I scored. What’s more, it was the second against Las Palmas and it really hurt them. I haven’t scored many goals with my left foot and even fewer from outside the box. The important thing is that I scored and the team won, so I’m twice as happy”, Mario commented.  

In his 279 official matches in a Villarreal shirt, Mario Gaspar has scored 9 goals. His best season in front of goal was in 2014/15 when he scored 4 goals (3 in LaLiga and 1 in the UEFA Europa League). It should also be stated that Mario Gaspar scored 2 goals in his 3 caps for the Spanish national team.