Villarreal used to be cursed when playing in Granada. Not anymore. The Submarine had never scored a goal in the Nuevo Los Cármenes stadium, thus had never won. Today they managed to secure the three points with the final (1-3) score, with Trigueros, Bakambu and Samuel García's goals. The Yellows knew when to strike and when to resist while the opposing side fights back fiercely. Villarreal won a difficult match on the road, with Granada proving to be a very competitive rival.
Unbeaten in the Spanish La Liga, Villarreal ranks third in the table with 7 points.
This week's matches include UEFA Europa League game against Sportklub Rapid Wien on Thursday September 17th at 7 pm and La Liga game against Athletic Club on Sunday September 20th at 6.15 pm.
- Granada CF: Andrés Fernández; Miguel Lopes (Thievy, 72’), Lombán, Babin, Biraghi; Javi Márquez (Robert Ibáñez, 63’), Khrin, Rubén Pérez (Fran Rico, 21’); Success, Rochina and El Arabi.
- Villarreal CF: Areola; Mario, Bailly, Víctor Ruiz, Jaume Costa; Pina, Trigueros, Castillejo (Samuel, 65’), Nahuel (Denis Suárez, 58’); Bakambu (Adrián López, 80’), Soldado.
- Goals: 0-1, min. 48: Trigueros. 0-2, min. 50: Bakambu. 1-2, min. 73: Fran Rico. 1-3, min. 90: Samuel García.
- Referee Jesús Gil Manzano (Extremadura Committee). Booked Babin (10’) and Miguel Lopes (64’) for Granada and Pina (13’), Soldado (66’), Bailly (80’) and Areola (89’) for Villarreal.