VILLARREAL NEWS

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Luis Enrique claims he has “showed” the characteristics needed to manage Barcelona ahead of Saturday’s clash with Villarreal in La Liga.
Italian giants AC Milan are set to complete a deal for Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio for €18m, according to reports.
Granada were relegated from La Liga after defeat to Real Sociedad in Week 35 as Atletico Madrid scored three in the opening 18 minutes at Las Palmas.
Villarreal Coach Fran Escriba believes Sporting Gijon will ‘fight for their lives’ during Friday night’s clash at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Diego Simeone could receive a touchline ban following an incident at the end of Atletico Madrid’s defeat at home to Villarreal on Tuesday night.
Diego Simeone lamented his side’s inability to finish their chances as they crashed to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Villarreal.
Atletico Madrid’s hopes of a top three finish suffered a setback on Tuesday as they fell to a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Villarreal.
Fran Escriba is warning “a much more difficult match than people think” for Villarreal when his Europa League chasers face Leganes on Saturday.
Villarreal have agreed to sell defender Matteo Musacchio to Italian giants AC Milan for €15m, according to reports.
Villarreal’s Champions League ambitions suffered a massive blow as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Alaves in Monday night’s La Liga clash.
Villarreal boss Fran Escriba has refused to comment on his future at the club, stating he is only focusing on the ‘day-by-day’ duties.
Villarreal have confirmed that they plan to begin talks with Fran Escriba over extending the Coach’s contract beyond the summer.
Villarreal will be without Victor Ruiz for a month after it was confirmed the centre-back has a sprained ankle, while Samu Castillejo is missing for two.
Sevilla gave sporting director Monchi a fitting sendoff against Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga Week 31 as Villarreal toppled Athletic Bilbao.
Athletic Club Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde admits Friday night’s clash away to Villarreal is ‘crucial’ in the race for the European spots.
Victor Sanchez del Amo’s problems at Real Betis deepened with a disappointing and flat 1-0 home defeat to Villarreal on Tuesday night.
Real Betis Coach Victor Sanchez del Amo has described the ‘anger’ and ‘frustration’ at the club with so many late dropped points in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into third place with victory over Malaga, while Aritz Aduriz scored his 100th La Liga goal for Athletic Bilbao at Osasuna.
Villarreal may be forced to field veteran defender Daniele Bonera on Saturday against Eibar, who “can’t count on” Takashi Inui.
Napoli are reportedly planning a €20m swoop for Villarreal winger Samu Castillejo this summer.
Real Sociedad and Villarreal both had their hopes of Champions League football next season dashed after defeats in La Liga Week 28.
Las Palmas boss Quique Setien has confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the season due to “irreconcilable differences”.
Roberto Soldado’s header just before the break was enough to earn Villarreal victory at Celta Vigo and keep their top ambitions on track.
Villarreal’s late charge in La Liga for the Champions League continues with a trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Leganes won their relegation six-pointer against Granada as Fran Escriba toppled Quique Sanchez Flores in Saturday’s La Liga Week 26 action.
Leganes host Granada in a relegation six-pointer to kick off Saturday’s action in La Liga Week 26 as Fran Escriba faces former mentor Quique Sanchez Flores.
Real Madrid are set to formally complain to La Liga and its president Javier Tebas over alleged bias against the club in televised matches.
Villarreal president Fernando Roig claims he saw referee Jesus Gil Manzano and officials leave the stadium with Real Madrid bags and merchandise on Sunday.
Villarreal captain Bruno Soriano furiously criticised the decision to award a spot kick against him for an alleged hand ball, stating ‘it was clearly not a penalty’.
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