Villarreal and Levante signed the tables in the return to the ring of Unai Emery’s after the positives detected in the template. Dani Parejo’s injury at the beginning marked the evolution of a very preseason match, with less rhythm than usual and, as a consequence, lack of chances. 13 days before the final of the Europoa Super Cup, the situation of the Coslada midfielder worries, who had to leave on a stretcher after retiring on his own foot from the field of play due to a problem in the calf of his right leg.
Villarreal, with an eleven marked by the losses of the team, dominated the ball with a clean exit from his centrals, always trying to look for Parejo, overlaid by granota players, and finding depth on the sides, especially with the incorporations of Peña on the right.
Al Levante, despite the first campaign title in preseason, lacked clarity when elaborating and even loosening up into space, with his legs still somewhat tender at this point in the preseason.
The control of Villarreal, however, declined with the departure of Parejo due to injury after the ten minute meeting. The image worried more if possible with the departure of the Coslada midfielder on a stretcher on the side of the field.
There the visitors began to find spaces to generate danger. In that situation, Campaña enjoyed and Levante began to appear at Jorgense’s goaln. The goalkeeper had to take a foul from the Andalusian that crept into the squad after a foul scratched by the Valencian veteran on the edge. The striker, yes, the expulsion was played with an unintelligible entry on Cuenca. Soldier in essence.
After the break, Villarreal presented a more recognizable team with Mandi, Capoue, Pedraza or Trigueros; surrounded, yes, by the Iosifovs, Millán and Baena. While Paco López was shaking the eleven without excessive rotations, with tomorrow’s game against Valencia in mind. At 60 minutes, however, the remaining eleven changed completely. Thus dividing the load into two very marked groups.
Without Parejo or Campaign on the field, the game took on another meaning. It lost in quality. Despite the fact that Capoue and Trigueros commanded from the center of the field, it was difficult for Villarreal to reach the rooms of Aitor Fernández. The defenses clearly outweighed the attacks on both sides of the court.
The scare of the yellow ‘5’ marked the evolution of a meeting with clear preseason tints. Solo De Frutos shook up the rhythm, breaking his pair on the right. Brugui, just entered, was close to scoring his first goal as granota, but Mario Gaspar was very attentive. Mario and Millán emulated the other way. The only actions with some danger in 90 minutes.