Villarreal secure 2-0 win over Spartak to progress in UEL
13 December 2018 GMT 22:17
Villarreal CF secured the top spot of Group G in the Europa League with a 2-0 win at the Estadio de la Ceramica against Spartak Moscow eliminating the Russian side in the process.
Villarreal needed to win in a tight group in the Europa League with all teams able to qualify and were rewarded on 12 minutes as Samuel Chukwueze was able to latch to a deflected shot to turn and shot low into the bottom left corner and Karl Toko Ekambi was slipped in by Pablo Fornals to finish from narrow-angle on the left side of the goal.
Luis García Plaza who conducted his first training yesterday was presented to the media and had to say this;
“Villarreal has a very large squad that has gone through problems. We have great players and now the important thing is that they increase their performance. If everyone gives their best version, this team will be up, “he said.
Luis García acknowledged that they are in a “complicated situation” and that they should give their best, although he added that the most important thing is to change the dynamics. “We have a very complete staff and I think the mental aspect is very important. If we manage to pass in the Europa League, it will reinforce us in the face of the game in Huesca, “he said via Levante EMV.