The Chronicle | Villarreal snack on Elche to sign a dream start (4

When you are better and you apply it in the game rectangle, the normal thing is that you win. And if on top of that the talent of your footballers is supernatural, then you score goals. that happened to him to the Villarreal CFwho had a snack against Elche CF in a great match at the Ciutat de València, endorsing it 4-0 –could be many more– and that catapults the Submarine to the noble zone of the classification in LaLiga Santander.

With a club game top and a sublime Dani Parejo, who led the team with temperance, poise and quality in the pass, the team from the Plana Baixa is consolidated in third position in the table, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​in a league start of dream.

Villarreal debuted in House, in its host stadium until January, the Ciutat de València. There, in the Levante field, the Submarine feels like a fish in water, as he showed against Hajduk Split in the Conference, and against Elche he dominated the game from start to finish.

Unai Emery gave continuity to the LaLiga bloc and fielded the same Getafe team, with the only novelty being Jackson to the detriment of Morales, in addition to the forced Kiko Femenía due to the injured player – he will be out for two months – Juan Foyth.

At the first change, one and another opponent showed their cards: Villarreal wanted the ball, dominated and besieged the rival; while Francisco’s Elche felt much more like crouching behind, with the lines together and watching them come.

yellow siege

And that happened, the group from Elche saw them too many times. The first half was a siege groguet. Parejo brought out the squad and the bevel to direct the team, Capoue acted as lung and squire, and the top four, Lo Celso, Yeremy, Jackson and Gerard, drove the rival defense crazy, with star appearances by Pedraza and by Kiko Femenía. A yellow gale.

Until minute 26, Edgar Badía, Elche goalkeeper, was becoming the hero and savior of his team. Up to three successive stops to Pedraza, Jackson and Gerard Moreno, in three very clear yellow opportunities.

Even in minute 23, the referee, at the request of his assistant, canceled a goal against Gerard after a great assist from Yeremy.

But the fifth time was the charm. In minute 26, after a millimetric pass from Parejo to Kiko Femenía, grabbing the back of his rival winger, Clerc, the first goal of the game came after an extraordinary service from the yellow 2 that, at second time – first there was a save by Badía– , Gerard holed in the rival frame (1-0).

He was the first, the one who opened the can from Elche and gave peace to a Submarine that 10 minutes later, in 36, sentenced the contest. This time on the left, after a gallop by Jacson, I passed Lo Celso into the area and zambombazo of the Argentine by the square to establish the 2-0 with which the break was reached.

Control and enjoy

In the second act, Elche took a step forward. Emery sensed it and left Jackson in the locker room to let Morales in, looking for speed at the against. So it was.

The people from Elche, who improved their football with the entry of Gumbau, pressed higher and tried to find holes in an impassable yellow defense.

Villarreal took advantage of that to look for the rival frame and sentence the game with quick transitions always led from the distribution by Parejo and led by Gerard, Morales, Yeremy and after half an hour of play also by Álex Baena and an inspired Chukwueze.

The yellows enjoyed occasions against, but the goal did not come, giving life to an Elche that aspired to find that goal that would rejoin the game. For this reason, Emery introduced Coquelin and Mandi to give the team more muscle and lungs.

This resulted in a final stretch in which each robbery was an opportunity for a Submarine that did not take pity on Elche, who executed with two more goals in the last two minutes, the work of Coquelin and Moralesfinishing off his rival.

Villarreal sign a dream start and consolidates itself in the noble zone of the classification after thrashing a much inferior rival yesterday in the Ciutat de València.


Villarreal: Rulli; Kiko Femenía, Albiol, Pau, Pedraza; Capoue, Parejo, Yeremy, Lo Celso; Jackson and Gerard Moreno.

Coach: Unai Emery.

Changes: Morales for Jackson (min. 46); Chukwueze and Álex Baena (min. 65); and Coquelin and Mandi for Lo Celso and Kiko Femenía (min. 78).

Elche: Edgar Badia; Helibelton Palacios, Enzo Roco, Pedro Bigas, Clerc; Tete Morente, Omar Mascarell, Raúl Guti, Collado; Ezequiel Ponce and Lucas Boyé.

Coach: Francis.

Changes: Gumbau for Guti (min. 46); Pere Milla and Roger for Ponce and Boyé (min. 56); and Quina and Josan by Collado and Tete Morente (min. 70).

Goals: 1-0. Min. 26: Gerard Moreno, after assistance from Kiko Femenía. 2-0. Min 36: Lo Celso, after a pass from Jackson. 3-0. Min. 88: Coquelin. 4-0. Min. 90: Morales.

Referee: Ortiz Arias (Madrid). He showed yellow card to local Jackson; and the visitors Raúl Guti, Enzo Roco and Collado.

Stadium: Ciutat de València (13,915 spectators).

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