VILLARREAL NEWS

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.
Marcelino warns it is ‘impossible Villarreal don’t suffer’ in the Europa League second leg with Bayer Leverkusen.
Unai Emery admitted it had been “a while” since he last enjoyed a Sevilla performance like he did on Sunday against Villarreal in La Liga.
Marcelino lamented Villarreal’s 4-2 defeat to Sevilla on Sunday as “it was a great match for the team who won. For the losing team...”
Ever Banega’s contract with Sevilla has been automatically extended until 2017 after he made his 30th appearance of the season on Sunday against Villarreal.
Marcelino believes Villarreal would gain “an important advantage” in La Liga’s race for Champions League qualification with victory over Sevilla on Sunday.
Marcelino insisted Villarreal’s Europa League last-16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen was not over, despite Thursday’s 2-0 win in the first leg.
Villarreal boss Marcelino has stressed the need to win their first leg Last 16 Europa League tie against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.
Villarreal Coach Marcelino admits the Spain bench would be ‘an honour’ but insists he is happy at El Madrigal.
Denis Suarez will return to Barcelona from Villarreal this summer and be joined by three new faces, a report in Spain claims.
Marcelino lamented “we’re sometimes out of touch with reality” after Villarreal were booed off in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Las Palmas.
Marcelino says Villarreal are banking on their five remaining home games in La Liga ahead of Saturday’s first against Las Palmas.
Marcelino hinted Sevilla were Villarreal’s only remaining rivals for fourth place in La Liga after Wednesday’s goalless draw at Celta Vigo.
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