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Villarreal abuses a catastrophic Levante | LaLiga Santander 2021

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 Villarreal abuses a catastrophic Levante |  LaLiga Santander 2021

LaLiga Santander 2021 – 2022

The yellow team achieves their fourth league victory beating the ‘granota’ team, which closes the first round without winning

Gerard, who is at a high level of play, scored two goals in the lift.DOMNECH CASTELL / EFE

There are things that have not changed with the change of year. The Levant is still a calamity and Villarreal continues to launch towards the European positions, continuing the climb that already began in the final stretch of 2021 and which continued with its forceful and placid triumph over the team granota. The excitement lasted less than a quarter of an hour in the derby played at the Estadio de la Cermica, which took Dia and Pau to put the fourth victory in a row for the Castellón in the league on track and expose the Valencian defense.

The team he has led for a few days Alessio Lisci, Levante’s third coach so far this year, closes the first round with 41 goals against, more than two per encounter. With those figures it is better explained that it is the only professional football team that still does not know victory this season. Much will have to improve if you want to avoid a decline that today appears as a destination hardly avoidable.

To begin with, need to provide more solidity to a rear guard that conceded two goals practically traced in just five minutes. Dia opened the scoring after heading comfortably at the far post a shipment from Chukwueze and Pau extended distances practically finishing off a service from the corner combed by Iborra at the near post.

The Villarreal showed that the Navideo stop has not changed the inertia with which it ended last year, showing a version much more in line with what is expected of Emery’s team. The question remained of how the covid would have affected the Castell√≥n squad, shielded throughout last week and of which the number of casualties was not even disclosed. In the end there were not as many as the secrecy with which the club has handled the matter suggests. Only three -Parejo, Foyth and Pedraza- were the footballers who were missing in the call of Emery, whose A wardrobe base allows you luxuries like letting Capoue or Yeremy sit on the bench.

The canary now opens the door with the march to the African Cup of a Chukwueze that is scoring at a high level In the last matches and against Levante he was once again one of the most incisive in attack. The return of Gerard, who after a hesitant start to the season also marked by injuries, is once again a decisive player again for the yellow team. There is the third goal, a new demonstration of the intelligence with which he operates in the area, dizzy defenses and catching Aitor against the grain. Or the first occasion of the second half, with great control and a no less excellent maneuver to give him what seemed like a goal sung to Trigueros that destroyed the goalkeeper with a great save. The scene is repeated in another arrival of the talaverano to the area, assisted again by Gerard, and with Aitor taking out another great hand. Trigueros did not fail at the third time, that he released a shoe from the front impossible, this time yes, for the Levante goalkeeper.

Lisci’s changes barely transformed the gray face of a Levante from which De Frutos and Bardhi can hardly be rescued. Madrid generated almost all dangerous actions, few, of the whole granota and he was the one who was closest to scoring, in a cross shot that Rulli deflected with the tips of his fingers.

Everything that the Valencian team lacked was left over to a Villarreal in a state of grace that rounded the score with Gerard’s second, after a good action by Yeremy and was able to complete the set in white if Nicolas Jackson had not missed a shot on goal from Alberto Moreno’s center.



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