Villarreal B were far superior to their opponents, but failed to translate their good play into goals
Villarreal B played a great game against SD Huesca. The Yellows subdued their opponents for almost the entire game. A lack of goals was the only thing that prevented the Mini Submarine from what would have been a deserved victory at the Estadio de la Cerámica. With the draw, Miguel Álvarez’s side continue impressing in the second tier, with 45 points now.
In the first half, Villarreal B were the better side against SD Huesca. The Mini Submarine dominated possession and had a lot of presence in the opposition half. The best chance in the first 45 minutes came from Sergio Lozano. The midfielder received a pass from Carlo on the edge of the area and unhesitatingly shot at goal. One of his usual missiles, which was saved with a fantastic save by Andrés Fernández, former goalkeeper of the Submarine.
The start of the second half saw a frenetic tempo from Miguel Álvarez’s team, who once again put Andrés Fernández in trouble with another Sergio Lozano strike. The No.21 hit a ferocious shot, forcing the goalkeeper to make a difficult save.
Before the hour mark, Fer Niño came close to making it 1-0 with a powerful header. His close-range shot from a cross from the right flank was saved by Andrés Fernández once more, who made a stellar save.
As the game progressed, the Mini Submarine pressed their opponents more and more. Miguel Álvarez’s team were not content with a draw. They put the pressure on the Huesca side, who had to fight for the point with skill until the end. Villarreal B couldn’t find the goal and the match ended up as a draw at La Ceramica.
- Villarreal B: Gianni; S. Carreira, Dela, P. Iñiguez, Tasende; D. Collado (Haissem, m. 88), Carlo, Del Moral. S. Lozano (Iosifov, m. 88); Fer Niño (Pacheco, m. 72), A. Millán (A. Forés, m. 72).
- SD Huesca: Andrés Fdez.; Juanjo Nieto (Lombardo, m. 61), Blasco, Florian Miguel, R. Pulido M. Mateu (I. Vilarrasa, m. 88); Timor S. V (C. Salvador, m. 61), Sielva; Javi Martínez (Gerard V., m. 61), Obeng, A. Kante (Juan Carlos, m. 46).
- Referee: González Esteban. Booked: Fer Niño (Villarreal B); Florian Miguel & J. Nieto (SD Huesca).
- Matchday information. Game between Villarreal B and SD Huesca, corresponding to Gameweek 33 of the 2022/23 LaLiga SmartBank season, at the Estadio de la Cerámica. Attendance: 2,871. Before kick-off, Miguel Álvarez received a commemorative shirt to make his 200 matches in charge of Villarreal B.