Narrow loss at the Do Dragao
Narrow loss at the Do Dragao


Villarreal fall 1-0 to FC Porto, their first trip up in preseason

Villarreal fell by the smallest of margins against FC Porto in their visit to the Estadio Do Dragao, with a goal by André Silva (12th minute), which was their first defeat in preseason. It was an even match that was decided by the Portuguese side’s goal from an unorganised Yellows defence.

The new signings that featured in the starting line-up and made their debuts for Villarreal were Pato and Roberto Soriano, positioned up front and on the left wing respectively. Villarreal moved the ball around well in the first half but were not clinical enough in the final metres. On the other hand, Porto converted in the 12th minute with a goal by André Silva and assist by Otávio.

Manu Trigueros could have equalised with a clear chance towards the end, but his shot sailed wide.


FC Porto: Casillas; Maxi, Felipe, Marcano, Álex Trelles; Danilo, Herrera, Corona, André André; Otávio and André Silva

Also played: Rubén Neves, Varela, Adrián López, Evandro, Joao Carlos Teixeira, Layún, Bueno and Reyes.

Villarreal CF: Asenjo; Mario, N´Diaye, Bonera, Jaume Costa; Bruno, Trigueros, Jonathan Dos Santos, Roberto Soriano; Pato and Soldado.
Also played: Musacchio, Víctor Ruiz, Mario González, Cantalapiedra, Samu Castillejo, Rodrigo, Rukavina and José Ángel.

Goal: 1-0 min.12: André Silva.

Referee: Manuel Oliveira (Por).

Match Information: Presentation match for FC Porto at the Estadio do Dragao in front of 46,110 fans. It was Villarreal CF’s sixth preseason friendly.