Tag: Villarreal

Villarreal Juventus 1-1 Champions League

In their first UEFA Champions League knockout round appearance for well over a decade, Villarreal hosted Juventus, who have repeatedly disappointed in the competition of late. Both sides would have given themselves a decent chance to progress to the quarterfinals, but after the 1-1 draw in the first leg, Villarreal must feel that they have […]

Keep Reading

The final act of the Champions League group stage would feature at Bergamo, the home of the divine. But, falling to a hefty deficit, Atalanta could not conjure up an otherworldly outcome as Villarreal’s crafty frontline stole the show in a thrilling five goal encounter. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Villarreal’s trip […]

Keep Reading

Unai Emery’s midfield trio dominated Real Madrid in the first half of the match, but Carlo Ancelotti’s half-time adjustments made Real Madrid more competitive in the second half. A formation change and the introduction of Eduardo Camavinga gave Real Madrid a new outlet in attack, which helped them pin Villarreal into their own defensive third […]

Keep Reading

Neither Villarreal nor Atalanta had met before in their history, but those viewing events at El Madrigal will hope these two will continue such affairs for years to come. Unai Emery’s counterpressing locked horns against the wide rotations of Gian Piero Gasperini’s team, in a feisty tactical faceoff that makes the group stages worthwhile.      […]

Keep Reading
Go to TOP