The Basque hosts had the better chances in the early stages as experienced midfielder Raul Garcia lashed an effort over the bar.
However, Spanish international Gerard Moreno spectacularly fired Villarreal in front from the edge of the box, as Moi Gomez’s shot fell kindly for him on 16 minutes.
One of LaLiga's deadliest finishers is at it again! 🎯
Gerard Moreno fires Villarreal into the lead 🟡 pic.twitter.com/1baXxNBJkn
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) February 21, 2021
Villarreal struggled to cope with Athletic Bilbao’s intensity in the second half and Williams was inches away from nicking a late win for Marcelino‘s side.
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