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Quarter-final time in the Premier League Intl. Cup!
Quarter-final time in the Premier League Intl. Cup!

Villarreal U23 take on Manchester United U23 this Tuesday evening (7pm GMT / 8pm CET)

Villarreal U23 will face Manchester United U23 this Tuesday 27th February in the Quarter-finals of the Premier League International Cup (7pm GMT / 8pm CET, Leigh Sports Village). The young Yellows, managed by Miguel Álvarez, are participating in this tournament with the aim of going very far. In fact, just two seasons ago, Villarreal won the prestigious competition by beating PSV Eindhoven in the final.

The Villarreal U23 are through to the quarters after topping Group F, in which they won all three of their matches against Benfica (3-2), West Ham (0-3) and Tottenham (0-2). For their part, Manchester United U23 also qualified for the Quarter-finals as winners of their group, beating Athletic Club (2-1), Celtic FC (2-0) and Swansea City (2-1) in Group D.

The objective of the U23 Premier League International Cup is to encourage and enrich youth football on British soil by providing a superior training experience with the inclusion of teams from the strongest European leagues. The Premier League has chosen 12 English teams and 12 European clubs, with a distinguished Reserve team tradition, to participate and among those is Villarreal CF.

18 players travelling to England:

  • Goalkeepers: Marc Vidal and Josele.
  • Defenders: Miguelón, Quintillà, Franquesa, Juan ‘Ibiza’, Roger Riera, Migue and Ramón Bueno.
  • Midfielders: Chuca, Morlanes, Imanol, Pedro, Cedrés and Lozano.
  • Strikers: Dalmau, Mario González and Darío Poveda. 

Travel Plan

The Yellow expedition set off this morning from Alicante Airport to Manchester Airport. During their stay in England, Villarreal will be staying at the Marriott Worsley Park Hotel. The return journey will begin on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th February.