VILLARREAL NEWS

Marcelino has challenged Villarreal to take a “big step” towards La Liga’s fourth place by winning their “final” against Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Marcelino felt Villarreal ‘could have done better’ as they lost 3-0 at Real Madrid, potentially harming their Champions League chances.
Zinedine Zidane admits he is in the dark over Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential injury after Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory over Villarreal on Wednesday.
Real Madrid stayed hot on the trail of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid atop La Liga with an assured 3-0 victory over Villarreal on Wednesday.
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Villarreal captain Bruno Soriano agrees it will be difficult to win at Real Madrid, but insists it’s not impossible.
A muscle strain will keep Gareth Bale from playing a part in Villarreal’s visit to Real Madrid on Wednesday, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.
Villarreal boss Marcelino says he “hopes we play 11 v 11 at the Bernabeu” in a possible hint to the referee after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Rayo Vallecano.
Like their Madrid counterparts, Sevilla and Villarreal have not been paired in the Europa League semi-finals as Shakhtar Donetsk and Liverpool await them.
Marcelino insists Villarreal do not want Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals “at all costs” after triumphing 6-3 over Sparta Prague on Thursday.
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal are all in the mix as the semi-final draws for the Champions League and Europa League are made today.
Marcelino says Villarreal are ‘prepared to suffer’ to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Cedric Bakambu has thanked his Villarreal teammates for helping him to adapt quickly to La Liga, particularly Roberto Soldado.
Fran Escriba asserted Getafe “are wounded but not dead” as Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Villarreal in La Liga marked their 12th game without a win.
Marcelino has urged his Villarreal players to take a “big” step in securing Champions League football next season when they host Getafe on Sunday.
Marcelino felt “it was a pity” his “extraordinary” Villarreal did not win by a greater margin after Thursday’s 2-1 win against Sparta Prague in the Europa League.
Porto President Jorge Luis Pinto da Costa says he “regrets” appointing Julen Lopetegui as “I signed players who I hadn’t even heard of”.
Mario Gaspar is amazed at how far Villarreal have come in a few years as they prepare for a Europa League quarter-final first leg.
Villarreal Coach Marcelino hopes the home fans pack El Madrigal for the Europa League quarter-final first leg with Sparta Prague.
Villarreal captain Bruno Soriano became the Yellow Submarine’s record appearance holder during Sunday’s 2-1 win at Eibar in La Liga.
Marcelino made no secret of his disdain after Mateo Musacchio returned from Argentina duty with an injury to rule him out of Villarreal’s trip to Eibar.
Villarreal boss Marcelino has rubbished the notion that Barcelona were to blame for the poor level of officiating in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at El Madrigal.
Gerard Pique insists he was right not to be sent off for handball in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal on Sunday as “the first one wasn’t a booking”.
Luis Enrique felt Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal was a “fantastic” result in the circumstances as he praised his side for being “great defensively”.
Barcelona’s 12-match winning run in La Liga came to an end at the hands of a Villarreal comeback on Sunday as they were forced to settle for 2-2 draw.
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Andres Iniesta’s muscle knock rules him out of Barcelona’s trip to Villarreal in La Liga this afternoon.
Luis Enrique has warned Barcelona that they will be facing “one of the best teams” in La Liga when they travel to Villarreal on Sunday.
The all-Spanish theme of Friday’s draws sees Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla drawn together in the Europa League quarter-finals.
Real Madrid lead the UEFA coefficient ranking for clubs ahead of Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon.
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