‘Draws worthless to Villarreal’
Fran Escriba says draws “aren’t worth anything” to Villarreal ahead of Sunday’s match against Osasuna as they “must always go out to win”.
Madrid denied record win
Real Madrid’s hopes of a La Liga-record 17th straight win were dashed as Villarreal held them to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday.
La Liga Wednesday LIVE
Join Football Espana for LIVE coverage of this La Liga Wednesday as we build up to Barcelona v Atletico Madrid with Real Madrid v Villarreal!
Real Madrid ring the changes for tonight’s La Liga visit of Villarreal as BBC are all in attendance but Luka Modric misses out.
Escriba: Defence key for Villarreal
Fran Escriba believes a strong defence will be key if Villarreal are to beat Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Sansone: Better with every game
Nicola Sansone believes he is “getting better and integrating more with every game” after scoring his first Villarreal goal on Saturday against Malaga.
Marcelino: Departure not due to last day
Former Villarreal manager Marcelino has stated his departure had nothing to do with the final day loss at Sporting Gijon.
Marcelino threatens court action
Marcelino has threatened to take Rayo Vallecano chairman Martin Prensa to court over comments comparing him to a Lufthansa pilot who deliberately crashed a plane.
Tebas: Marcelino devalued LaLiga
LaLiga chief Javier Tebas has criticised former Villarreal boss Marcelino for 'devaluing' the competition.
‘Marcelino like crazy Lufthansa pilot’
Rayo Vallecano’s President has controversially accused former Villarreal boss Marcelino of being “like that crazy Lufthansa pilot who crashed a plane”.
President explains Marcelino departure
Villarreal President Fernando Roig has shed light on why former manager Marcelino was dismissed before the start of the campaign.
Escriba wants Villarreal patience
Villarreal Coach Fran Escriba has called for patience from his club’s fans as he continues to stamp his authority on the team.
Escriba: Villarreal want EL glory
Fran Escriba has made it clear that Villarreal are ready to emulate Sunday’s La Liga opponents Sevilla by winning the Europa League this season.
Villarreal, Athletic & Celta in EL draw
Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo have avoided the so-called big boys in Friday’s Europa League group-stage draw.
Escriba ‘won’t talk about refs, but…’
Fran Escriba tried not to criticise the referee in Villarreal’s Champions League second leg defeat to Monaco but questioned the late penalty.
Villarreal limp out of CL playoffs
Villarreal crash out of the Champions League after limping to a 1-0 defeat to Monaco in Tuesday’s playoff second leg and 3-1 on aggregate.
LIVEBLOG: Monaco v Villarreal (2-1 agg.)
Football Espana presents LIVE coverage of Villarreal’s must-win Champions League playoff second leg against Monaco, the latter 2-1 up from the first game!
Line-ups: Monaco-Villarreal (2-1 agg.)
Villarreal make three changes for tonight’s do-or-die Champions League playoff second leg against Monaco.
Escriba: Don’t go crazy…
Fran Escriba reminds Villarreal they have ’90 minutes to score twice’ against Monaco, so ‘it’s essential not to go crazy.’
Pato: Villarreal on a mission
Alexandre Pato has issued a Champions League rallying cry to his Villarreal teammates after a “tiring” 1-1 draw with Granada in La Liga on Saturday.
Escriba: Villarreal must move on
Fran Escriba has urged Villarreal to forget about their midweek Champions League defeat and focus on starting the new La Liga season with a win against Granada.
Asenjo: Villarreal aren’t dead
Sergio Asenjo admits Villarreal face a tough ask in their Champions League play-off after losing at home to Monaco but ‘they’re not dead.’
Escriba: Villarreal can recover
Fran Escriba believes Villarreal’s Champions League play-off isn’t ‘insurmountable’ despite a first leg defeat at home to Monaco.
Away goals undo beaten Villarreal
Villarreal have it all to do next week after they conceded two away goals in a 2-1 defeat to Monaco in Wednesday’s Champions League playoff first leg.
LIVEBLOG: Villarreal v Monaco
Football Espana is LIVE at El Madrigal this evening for the first leg of Villarreal’s Champions League playoff against Monaco!
Alexandre Pato and Roberto Soriano are among the new boys included in Fran Escriba’s first Villarreal XI for tonight’s Champions League playoff against Monaco.
Escriba: CL tie is balanced
New Villarreal Coach Fran Escriba believes the club’s Champions League play-off with Monaco is ‘balanced’ with no favourites.
Official: Villarreal loan Santos Borre
Villarreal have acted quickly to replace Roberto Soldado by bringing in Atletico Madrid striker Rafael Santos Borre on a season-long loan.
Marcelino: Thank you, Villarreal!
Marcelino has written an open letter to Villarreal, thanking everyone connected to the club – including the players – for their contributions prior to his departure.
Caicedo on Villarreal agenda
Villarreal are weighing up a move for Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo after Roberto Soldado was ruled out for six months.
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