Mood and dynamics are clichés played in football to explain situations. The Villarreal is incredible. The Castellon team beat 2-0 with just over a quarter of an hour to finish the game, sent in the game and the scoreboard before a stunned Espanyol with little response to reverse the result. And once again, as happened 15 days ago on the same stage against Athletic, Villarreal shot himself again on the foot. He gave a nonsense to the edge of his own area; He threw it Granero without much conviction and the ball bounced in front of Asenjo, who this time did not manage to hold him back; to complete the accumulation of misfortunes Bonera was introduced the ball in his goal to go to the clearance. Espanyol was suddenly in the game and hit him with a goal by Rosales to tie a game that Ruby committed with the defeat. Javier Calleja could not have a lucky rematch and Villarreal does not wake up from his bad dream despite the great game of Cazorla that illuminated his team. Going back to the topics, the matches are won, tied or lost without attending to the merits.
Calleja has had a month and a half to reflect, to try to understand what mistakes he made that led Villarreal to the critical situation that he is going through today, which Luis Garcia Plaza has not been able to reverse in his ephemeral six-match career. From the sofa of his house, Calleja believes that he detected the evils of the team. His first eleven points to the defense as the main culprit of the situation, mutating as it is fashionable, to a line of three centers. Two of the captains of the team, Mario and Jaume Costa, remained on the bench, replaced by Miguelón and Pedraza in the lanes, with the experienced Bonera in the rear axle accompanying Álvaro and Funes Mori. The creation was for Iborra, Cazorla and Fornals, with Ekambi and Gerard Moreno in the attack.
Who does not change his mind, despite the bad results, is Rubi, recognizable by Espanyol in the formation and the scheme. The tension of both teams and the wind reduced the accuracy of the game. The best of Villarreal happened when the ball passed through the feet of Cazorla, clairvoyant the Asturian in all his interventions, once again throwing himself on the back to the team. The intention corresponded to the equipment of Calleja with the Espanyol folded around Diego Lopez that with the step of the minutes saw as the yellow set increased the presence in his area every time with more danger. To the third lateral fault that launched Villarreal reached the goal. Of course, Cazorla took the head of Gerard Moreno whose shot crashed into the crossbar and the rejection fell to Iborra to score and debut as a scorer in the Castellón team. The Valencia midfielder can be vital in the areas.
Unimportant in attack in the first act, Espanyol, with no other choice, took a step forward in the second 45 minutes, from the first with Melendo on the right side replacing Víctor Sánchez. Villarreal was seen from the start pushed towards Asenjo. The counterattacks were his way of escape and in one of these Pedraza sent a left-footed shot to the left post of Diego Lopez. In the second quick yellow transition, Ekambi took a penalty from Mario Hermoso who ate the Cameroonian's feint. Cazorla, the specialist, did not fail from 11 meters.
Touched in the spirit, the Espanyol got into the game by three consecutive and defensive misfortunes of Villarreal that concluded with the own goal of the veteran Bonera after an error of Asenjo. In the 80th minute the tie for Espanyol would come after a genius of Rosales who invented a left-footed shot that Asenjo could not reach. Espanyol and Rubi breathe while Villarreal agonizes victim of himself.