La Liga: Villarreal annihilates Levante 5-0 with a fantastic performance

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VILLARREAL. Villarreal demolishes Levante 5-0 with goals of

VILLARREAL. Villarreal demolishes Levante 5-0 with goals of B. Dia (8′), P. Torres (13′), G. Moreno (37′), M. Trigueros (74′) and G. Moreno (79′). Villarreal took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).

The match was played at the Estadio de la Cerámica stadium in Villarreal on Monday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Alejandro José Hernández Hernández who had the assistance of José Enrique Naranjo Pérez and Diego Sánchez Rojo. The 4th official was Gonzalo Romero Freixas. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14 degrees Celsius or 57.27 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 32%.​

Match Statistics

Villarreal was in firm control of the ball 57% while Levante was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Villarreal was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Villarreal won the match.

Villarreal shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Levante shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Villarreal received 3 yellow cards (S. Aurier, V. Iborra and M. Trigueros). On the opposite side, Levante received 2 yellow cards (E. Bardhi and C. Clerc).

After this contest, Villarreal will have 25 points to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Levante will stay with 8 points to stay in the 20th place.

Match Events

  • 4'
    4'

    E. Bardhi

    Moi Gómez - Villarreal - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Enis Bardhi - Levante Enis Bardhi - Levante - receive yellow card for a foul.
  • 8'
    8'

    B. Dia

    Goal! Villarreal 1, Levante 0. Boulaye Dia - Villarreal - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the left corner. Assist - Samuel Chukwueze.
  • 10'
    10'

    S. Aurier

    Serge Aurier - Villarreal - receive yellow card for a foul. Gonzalo Melero - Levante - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Serge Aurier - Villarreal
  • 13'
    13'

    P. Torres

    Goal! Villarreal 2, Levante 0. Pau Torres - Villarreal - shot with left foot inside of six yard box - left side to the left corner. Assist - Vicente Iborra with a head after corner.
  • 37'
    37'

    G. Moreno

    Goal! Villarreal 3, Levante 0. Gerard Moreno - Villarreal - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the right corner. Assist - Manu Trigueros.
  • 48'
    48'

    C. Clerc

  • 50'
    50'

    V. Iborra

    Vicente Iborra - Villarreal - receive yellow card for a foul. Nemanja Radoja - Levante - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Vicente Iborra - Villarreal
  • 59'
    59'

    M. Malsa

    N. Radoja

  • 59'
    59'

    P. Martinez

    G. Melero

  • 60'
    60'

    E. Franquesa

    C. Clerc

  • 73'
    73'

    A. Moreno

    M. Gomez

  • 73'
    73'

    Y. Pino

    S. Chukwueze

  • 74'
    74'

    M. Trigueros

    Goal! Villarreal 4, Levante 0. Manu Trigueros - Villarreal - shot with right foot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assist - Boulaye Dia.
  • 76'
    76'

    M. Trigueros

    Manu Trigueros - Villarreal - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Manu Trigueros - Villarreal Enis Bardhi - Levante - won a free kick in attack.
  • 78'
    78'

    D. Gomez

    J. de Frutos

  • 78'
    78'

    Rober Pier

    E. Bardhi

  • 79'
    79'

    G. Moreno

    Goal! Villarreal 5, Levante 0. Gerard Moreno - Villarreal - shot with left foot from few metres to the centre of the goal. Assist - Yeremi Pino.
  • 81'
    81'

    D. Raba

    G. Moreno

  • 81'
    81'

    N. Jackson

    B. Dia

  • 84'
    84'

    Carlo

    M. Trigueros

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Villarreal will host Atlético Madrid on the 9th of January with a 11-10 head to head stats in favor of Atlético Madrid (10 draws).

Levante will host Mallorca on the 8th of January with a 7-2 head to head record in favor of Mallorca (4 draws).

Villarreal: Formation and Lineups

Villarreal started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Unai Emery Etxegoien chose to play with the following team: Gerónimo Rulli (7.3), Serge Aurier (6.5), Raúl Albiol (7.1), Pau Torres (8.0), Pervis Estupiñán (7.1), Samuel Chukwueze (7.5), Vicente Iborra (7.1), Manu Trigueros (8.1), Moi Gómez (7.0), Gerard Moreno (9.5) and Boulaye Dia (8.4).

Substitutes

Villarreal made 5 changes: M. Gomez for A. Moreno (73′), S. Chukwueze for Y. Pino (73′), G. Moreno for D. Raba (81′), B. Dia for N. Jackson (81′) and M. Trigueros for Carlo (84′).

Top player: Gerard Moreno

Probably the most impressive player in Villarreal was Gerard Moreno.

His rating is (9.5) with 2 goals, 31 passes (70% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7.

Levante: Formation and Lineups

Levante started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the opposite side, Alessio Lisci played with: Aitor Fernández (5.2), Marc Pubill (5.8), Rúben Vezo (6.2), Óscar Duarte (5.8), Carlos Clerc (6.4), Nemanja Radoja (6.8), Enis Bardhi (6.3), José Campaña (6.4), Gonzalo Melero (6.5), Jorge de Frutos (5.6) and Roger Martí (6.4).

Substitutes

Levante made 5 changes: N. Radoja for M. Malsa (59′), G. Melero for P. Martinez (59′), C. Clerc for E. Franquesa (60′), J. de Frutos for D. Gomez (78′) and E. Bardhi for Rober Pier (78′).

Top player: Nemanja Radoja

Probably the most impressive player in Levante was Nemanja Radoja.

His rating is (6.8) with 17 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9.

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