The Villarreal B team picked up a praiseworthy draw against Elche Ilicitano (0-0) in another preseason friendly for the Yellows Reserves, this time played at the Oliva Nova facilities in Oliva. The Submarine’s Reserves had to play with ten men from the 11th minute in, as Raba was shown a straight red.
The match started with chances for both sides, but in the 11th minute Raba was sent off and the B team had to play almost the entire match with a player down. A new challenge for Paco López’s men. Elche Ilicitano wanted to take advantage of playing with an extra player, but the Villarreal B team showed their strength and came away with a goalless draw from what was a very tough game.
The next preparation fixture for Paco López’s side will be this Saturday against Olimpic de Xàtiva also to be played at the Oliva Nova facilities (10am CET).
Villarreal B: Joan; Miguelón, Juan 'Ibiza', Pau, Maldonado; Morlanes, Chuca, Doffo, Raba; Carlos López and Franco Acosta.
Also played: Felipe, Ander, Ramiro, Mauro, Peris, Larrea, Javi García, Gutsulyak, Carlos Martínez and Darío.
Elche Ilicitano: Juanma, Rubén,Heredia, Ismael, Mauro, Samba, Caballero, Bentik, Chicha, Molina and Ismael.
Also played: Jero, Pepe, Olmos, Lamine, Valero, Brani, Javi Llor, Kilian and Domnigo.
Cards: Yellows for Rubén, Ismael, Samba, Brani and Kilian for Elche Ilicitano. Red for Raba for Villarreal B (m. 11).