Villarreal remains as the only Spanish representative in the European League. Thursday eliminated Naples Calcium runner and a tough opponent after beating him in El Madrigal 2-1. Have more merit if it is this victory considering the opponent's body, a rocky outcrop and serious players back but also very dangerous edge. It was good for the yellow team coach Naples reserves the bench Cavani, top scorer in the Italian League, then when the front came in the second half was a headache for lagging behind Villarreal.
Bad things started with a goal of Naples last fifteen minutes put the tie uphill: Hamsik headed to the net a cross from the right and, at the conclusion of some visiting fans, a wall gave way. They missed a few minutes then add the referee and, finally, would be key. The Garrido made a genuine exercise in survival. With little space through which penetrate and damage to the Italian defense, Borja Valero became the hoarder of the ball by Spanish, tried to make sense when it was scarce, went to the scorers and also learned to control and to pause the game when most needed, as the minutes passed and was approaching the end.
Madrid midfielder had tried to distant and dangerous shots, but just before the break gave two passes that ended in a goal. The first service, magnificent, with a deep pass that the Brazilian Nilmar not waste (m. 43). The second, after a theft Cani just at the feet of Rossi, the Italian trip comes at a defender and just inside. It was 46 minutes and Villarreal had turned the game in just a sigh.
Neapolitan reaction came only when their top scorer, Cavani, entered the field in the second half. The Uruguayan sent a ball to the bottom and made dangerous what was not. Had many times, as the Naples was not too inciviso, but rather surrounded by game players with a good finish every ball combinations attempted, in Chile, after a half turn corners or boat and soon. From the corner, a Lavezzi kick crashed directly into a goalpost of Diego Lopez, who in the first half and had saved a one on one with the Argentine player. Was instrumental in this action Villarreal goalkeeper.
In short, a well worked win the set Castellon, who found in the last section of the first half which is not in the rest of the tie, spaces and success in the penalty area. Napoli was used to fund: defended hardness, reliability and good placement, pressed in an orderly, staged one against dangerous when going forward, and, once at a disadvantage, took a gamble with men of attack. In contrast, Italian profile did not appear to match and the tie virtually lost, since neither chose to hang with these balls but tried it with good taste but without success.
Sevilla fell with his head high
The other Spanish team was still alive in the Europa League, Sevilla, played on Wednesday and won in Oporto, where no one had done this course, but Luis Fabiano's goal was not enough to right the wrongs committed in the way in Sánchez-Pizjuán. Porto had chances but Javi Varas caught on a great game and left alive Andalusians. The options appeared with the goal of the Brazilian but there was no way to make the second and Gregorio Manzano, who fell with her head high in a stadium overcoming extremely difficult to set a high standard, leaving them and the league competition, where have the opportunity to qualify, at least back to the Europa League. This competition was so happy to Nervión few years ago ...