Samuel Chukwueze made his first appearance in five months as Villarreal were defeated 2-1 by Osasuna in Laliga today. Ezequiel Avila was the match hero for the visitors as he scored from a header in the 87th minute to secure the narrow win for his side. Chukwueze was introduced in the second half and received a warm reception from the home fans.
Manchester United will be looking to get their revenge on Villarael as they go toe to toe in the Champions League, last season the red devil's lost the Europa League final to the yellow submarines and a win against them tommorow will go a long way to putting the past behind them, going in the game we will be taking a look at their current form, key players, injury news, possible formation and lineup.
In Belfast, Chelsea, the European champions, will face Villarreal, the Europa League winners, for the UEFA Super Cup, a chance to start their seasons with some silverware. After a hectic summer, both teams will be without a number of key players, but this game should still be exciting.
In the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, Manchester United will face Villarreal in a rematch of the 2021 Europa League final. After a 1-1 draw in extra time, the Spanish club won the title on penalties. It was unsurprising that the competition was won by spot-kicks.
With a 6-1 thumping of Mallorca, Real Madrid secured their La Liga advantage and will be looking to expand it when they play Villarreal in the following round. The two unbeaten teams are at opposite ends of the La Liga table, with Real on top with 16 points and Villarreal in 11th place with seven.
Karim Benzema has been one of Real Madrid's best player this season, after his scintillating run of form in all competitions. Real Madrid won today at Santiago Bernabeu by 2-1, courtesy of goals from Karim Benzema and Luka Modric in the closing stages of the game.
In La Liga, Atletico Madrid's title defense is going well, and they will be looking for their third straight victory when they play Villarreal. Both teams have had contrasting performances leading up to this match. Atletico Madrid has won two straight games and is joint first, while Villarreal is in 15th position with two points.
Of the many players that could have scored a goal for Manchester United against Villarreal, no one expected it to be Alex Telles and not only was the goal crucial, the mode of conversion was simply a beauty to behold. The Brazilian was called into the starting line-up as the only suitable replacement for the Injured Luke Shaw and he didn't disappoint with a decent performance.
Villarreal have had a difficult time after winning the Europa League. They haven't had much luck on the field, and they'll be hoping to put an end to it when they face Granada at home today. Villarreal are coming off yet another dismal campaign, this time against Chelsea on post-match penalties.
Coming on the back of two consecutive defeats, Manchester United welcomed Villarreal to Old Trafford in match day two of the Champions League hoping to get back to winning ways as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named a strong team. Following a first half stalemate, the away side took the lead eight minutes into the second half courtesy of a Paco Alcacer's close range tap in.
Chelsea have added the prestigious UEFA super cup to their ever growing trophy cabinet, the blues went up against Unai Emery's Villarreal and they narrowly came out on top after 120 minutes of football and a dramatic penalty shoot-out. The victory over the yellow submarines wouldn't have been possible without some wonderful performances from some of the the Chelsea players and ultimately Thomas Tuchel, the blues opened the scoring through Hakim Ziyech, they maintained the narrow lead for the entire first half but Villarreal found a way to split their well organized defence in the 73rd minute.
Chelsea have secured another European trophy by beating Villarreal in penalty shoot-out, the yellow submarines fought very well but the blues were always one step ahead of their opponents. Hakim Ziyech opened the scoring in the 27th minute after some beautiful play down the left flank, the Chelsea winger made contact with a low cross from Kai Havertz sending it past Sergio Asenjo, after taking the lead Chelsea seemed to take their foot of the pedal giving Villarreal the opportunity to go in search of an equalizer, the yellow submarines came close to equalizing in the first half but Edouard Mendy was always alert to put out any danger.
Villarreal defender Juan Foyth has told AS that his side are ready to go all out against Manchester United. The Spanish outfit are aware that they will face a difficult test at the Threatre of Dreams on Wednesday, with the host side putting them under sustained pressure. Villarreal, on the other hand, are naturally confident in their defensive capabilities.