On the horn. This was the triumph of Villarreal over a Celta who ended up sinning shyly. The goal of Manu Trigueros in the discount did justice to what was seen in Balaídos, with a amarillo yellow submarine ’superior to a rival who was not enough for the good performance of Rubén Blanco to scratch the tie. The stops of the Celtic goalkeeper slowed down for much of the match the team of Javi Calleja, who knew how to score on the last breath to bring seventh place – and Europe – closer to two points.
Despite the good chances Villarreal had, with several more gears than his rival, the marker did not move during the first half. As soon as he started, Paco Alcácer tested the solidity of Rubén Blanco, who then appeared again answering Gerard Moreno’s point-blank shot with a pardon.
The Vigo goalkeeper did not acknowledge the stoppage, he was in full swing and prevented the ‘submarine’ from overtaking the scoreboard during the first leg of the match. Holding the result, Celta put fear in Villarreal’s body with a shot from Rafinha that came out grazing the post of Asenjo’s goal.
In the second half, the pace of the match slowed down and the two teams noted the months of inactivity. The numerous changes blurred Villarreal’s dominance, which sought faster transitions taking advantage of Chukwueze’s speed.
The Nigerian had an excellent opportunity to score, but after striking on the right wing, he could not beat Rubén Blanco with his cross shot. With the most open meeting, Celta tried to react by withdrawing Rafinha, who withdrew with disappointed gestures, to give entrance to Pione Sisto, however not even with the Nigerian did the Celtic team get rid of their shyness.
Before the final whistle, Villarreal warned of his intentions with a personal move by Bacca that did not end in a miracle goal. Just after, already in added time, Chukwueze energized the yellow attack, combined with Bacca and Manu Trigueros put the lace coming from the second line to pocket a loose goal.
[+] This was the goal of Trigueros:
Fair triumph of a Villarreal against a Celta who made the match long.