VILLARREAL NEWS

Lionel Messi’s sublime free kick salvaged Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Villarreal on Sunday but left the Catalans potentially eight points behind Real Madrid.
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Luis Enrique rings the changes, with Jordi Alba benched and Ivan Rakitic dropped, for Barcelona’s trip to Villarreal in La Liga tonight.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique accused his critics of having a short memory ahead of Sunday’s clash with Villarreal in La Liga.
Villarreal, Celta Vigo and Espanyol are all keen on bringing Croatian playmaker Alen Halilovic back to La Liga after a spell with Hamburg in Germany.
The draw for the last sixteen of the Copa Del Rey produced some mouth-watering prospects as many top sides were paired against each other.
Villarreal will unveil the new name of their stadium before hosting Barcelona in their first game of 2017, the club have revealed.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on Villarreal’s Italian midfielder Roberto Soriano.
Villarreal boss Fran Escriba has challenged Alexandre Pato to maintain the level of performance he produced in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Sporting Gijon.
Fran Escriba has warned Villarreal that they must emulate their home form on the road ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sporting Gijon in La Liga.
Villarreal midfielder Manuel Trigueros believes his side’s aim for the season is to maintain their position in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has blamed individual errors for his side’s three-goal loss at Villarreal who the Rojiblancos ‘dominated’ for long spells.
Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone believes a shoulder injury sustained by goalkeeper Jan Oblak is more damaging than his side’s loss to Villarreal.
The draw for the first knockout stage of the Europa League has taken place with Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal and Celta Vigo all involved.
Diego Simeone has defended Atletico Madrid’s new badge pre-Villarreal, explaining “development in the world exists and it’s continuous”.
Fran Escriba made it clear he was “not happy” after Villarreal’s 0-0 draw with Leganes, taking particular aim at his forwards’ lack of invention.
Fran Escriba insists Villarreal are ready to start winning again ahead of Saturday’s match against Leganes in La Liga.
Villarreal coach Fran Escriba says his side were unable to recover from a slow start as they slumped to defeat against Alaves on Sunday.
Fran Escriba has hinted that Villarreal’s fixture list, which “isn’t the best”, is to blame for their poor form ahead of their match against Alaves on Sunday.
Villarreal full-back Antonio Rukavina has rejected rumours linking him with a move to champions Barcelona, stating there has been no contact.
Fran Escriba has confirmed he was ‘not thinking of Europe’ with his team selection for his Villarreal side against Athletic Bilbao.
Fran Escriba is celebrating 100 days in charge of Villarreal but insists “our best is yet to come” ahead of Sunday’s match against Athletic Bilbao.
Villarreal forward Nicola Sansone has confessed one of the main reasons he came to Spain was because of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu has revealed that he rejected Paris Saint-Germain in the summer as the French giants did not believe in him “so much”.
Real Betis boss Gus Poyet insists “I don’t feel like I’m playing for my job” against Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday.
Villarreal boss Fran Escriba is keeping faith in his team’s system but admits he may make some personnel changes for Thursday’s clash with Osmanlispor.
Fran Escriba brushed off fears Villarreal were “hurt” by Sunday’s late 2-1 defeat to Eibar – their first such La Liga result of the season.
Fran Escriba insists Villarreal are only focused on beating Eibar this weekend as opposed to extending their unbeaten start to the season.
Villarreal have signed forward Ashique Kuruniyan on a one-year loan deal from Indian Super League side FC Pune City.
Las Palmas boss Quique Setien criticised the referee following his side's narrow defeat away to Villarreal after awarding a penalty against the visitors.
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