This will be a victory for Quique Setién is tasting, as La Liga defender Villarreal stunned champions Real Madrid with 2-1 victory on Saturday, re-established reputation of a coach who He was absent from football world for Two years after his ill-fated term in the shipment of Barcelona.
Spanish Spring league match At the reconfigured La Ceramica stadium in Villarreal it would have ended with more goals, in particular for @yellow hosts.
Gerard Moreno who Missed the World Cup for Spain because injuryled by Villarreal with and help a goal against Spanish and European champions.
Jeremi Pino Villarreal deservedly put him ahead in The 47th minute of a pass By Moreno after losing Ferland Mendy possession with stray pass. However, a handball from Villarreal’s Juan Foyth allowed Karim Benzema to equalise penalty spot in 60 for a moment.
But another handball, this time to Madrid defender David Alaba on a pass By Foyth, he sent Moreno to take winner for Villarreal in 63rd.
Villarreal, who conducted Real Madrid five consecutive draws at home, took The initiative and forced the Real Madrid defenders to pass the ball in a sloppy manner. Frances Coquelin hit the post in Fifth with Great shot with the back of during his heel on Turn, chop ball from a narrow angle past Thibaut Courtois. This pressure resulted in a breakthrough for Benno just After the end of the first half.
“No doubt, we played extraordinary today match against An unusual team, “we were better,” Setién said in Many aspects, keep working in they half of On the field, creating our scoring chances. In addition, we have increased our pressure because we know That is if you give room for them, they can cause You are problems. “
40-year-old Baby Rina was born in Villarreal goalf hours distance club announced Transfer of Argentine Geronimo Rolli to Ajax. Reina blocked a shot from Vinicius Junior in Madrid best chance late in the first half.
Setien was considered one of The brightest of Spain coaching brains kiss joined Barcelona in January 2020 for for him first profession with elite club. However, he persisted just Eight months and abandoned after Barcelona lost 8-2 to Bayern Munich, their worst loss in Last memory.
64-yearOld or old manager fair coaching Just in october when before challenge of Unai Emery replaced, who left for Aston Villa after his success run In Villarreal, which included the European League title and the European Champions League semifinals.
Sytin was rough start In Villarreal, Sketch in for him debut and loss next three matches. But the team started on win And he played better after the World Cup break. Beat Valencia in Regional derby before taking down Madrid to climb In fifth place place in arrangement.
Setien, known for In his attacking style, he modified a successful scheme under Emery W found else way to win. Benno moved from right to right left side of the attackAnd let Samuel Chukwueze do it play on right and submit speed on Both sides. Alex Baena, enjoying a breakout season, moved into the role, while Danny Parejo moved further back in the midfield to act as the primary playmaker.
“I’ve always believed,” Sytin said. “our start was not best one. There was a shock in the club with a new coach who wanted To change things up though team I was playing we will. But I’m a man of He knew that this would work out. “
Madrid’s loss allowed Barcelona to regain Waheed lead in the competition on Sunday when Atletico Madrid visits.
Madrid will pause league plays for compete in Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia along with Barcelona, Real Betis and Valencia. Once back in Spain, Madrid will face Another trip to Villarreal in King’s Cup quarterfinals.
Madrid coach Call Carlo Ancelotti on for him defense to play better.
“We didn’t defend like we wanted to; we left “Too many spaces between our lines,” said Ancelotti. “We have to interpret the moments of the game better. Now we have to focus on Super Cup “.
Real Madrid’s starting line-up did not include 11 Spanish matches players. According to Opta Statistics, that was it first At the time Madrid did not have a Spanish player on field at launch in a spanish league game in This is amazing century. other local media He said this was first the time in the club’s history.