Four Villarreal players had international fixtures yesterday with their respective countries. Bakambu and Rodrigo played key roles, while Enes Ünal and Fornals did not get the chance to step on the pitch this time around.
For his part, Cédric Bakambu started for the Democratic Republic of the Congo against Tunisia (2-2) and played the full 90 minutes. The game’s goals were scored by Mpoku and Mbemba for the home side, and Badri and José Mpoku (own goal) for the Tunisians.
Lastly, it should be mentioned that the Submarine’s Turkish striker, Enes Ünal, did not get any minutes in his country’s win over Croatia (1-0). The only goal of the game was scored by Tosun.
The results of our Yellows on international duty are as follows:
Enes Ünal (Turkey):
- Saturday 2nd September: Ukraine vs Turkey (2-0).
- Tuesday 5th September: Turkey vs Croatia (1-0).
Cédric Bakambu (Democratic Republic of the Congo):
- Friday 1st September: Tunisia vs Democratic Republic of the Congo, (2-1).
- Tuesday 5th September: Democratic Republic of the Congo vs Tunisia (2-2).
Pablo Fornals and Rodrigo Hernández (Spain U21):
- Friday 1st September: Spain vs Italy (3-0).
- Tuesday 5th September: Estonia vs Spain (0-1).