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Today is 23 years since the Yellows' top-flight debut

31 / 08 / 2021

Villarreal CF played their first match in the top flight at the Santiago Bernabéu

Today, 31st August 2021, it is the 23rd anniversary of Villarreal CF's first match in the top flight of Spanish football. A historic match where the Yellow Submarine faced Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu (31/08/1998), and a game that is a massive part of the club’s history.

Villarreal went ahead in the third minute with a header from the legendary Gica Craioveanu, who had the honour of scoring the Yellows' first goal in the top flight. Real Madrid turned the tie around and ended up winning 4-1.

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