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Real Madrid stage Villarreal fightback, Messi nets winner for Barcelona

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

Earlier, Barca had momentarily usurped Real thanks to Lionel Messi’s winner four minutes from time in a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid stage Villarreal fightback, Messi nets winner for Barcelona

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

Earlier, Barca had momentarily usurped Real thanks to Lionel Messi’s winner four minutes from time in a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.

Villarreal suffer first defeat, Bilbao held

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Madrid (AFP) Villarreal spurned the chance to move up to third in La Liga as Eibar struck twice in the final 10 minutes to inflict their first league defeat of the season 2-1 on Sunday.

Celta Vigo blew a three-goal lead in a pulsating 3-3 draw at Las Palmas, whilst Athletic Bilbao remain seventh after being held 1-1 at home by Osasuna.

Villarreal suffer first defeat, Bilbao held

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Madrid (AFP) Villarreal spurned the chance to move up to third in La Liga as Eibar struck twice in the final 10 minutes to inflict their first league defeat of the season 2-1 on Sunday.

Celta Vigo blew a three-goal lead in a pulsating 3-3 draw at Las Palmas, whilst Athletic Bilbao remain seventh after being held 1-1 at home by Osasuna.

Manchester United fear serious injury for Bailly

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expressed concern Eric Bailly had sustained a "really bad" injury after he was forced off during his side's 4-0 loss at Chelsea on Sunday.

Ivorian centre-back Bailly, a close-season signing from Villarreal, limped off early in the second half at Stamford Bridge, with Marcos Rojo coming on to take his place.

Manchester United fear serious injury for Bailly

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expressed concern Eric Bailly had sustained a "really bad" injury after he was forced off during his side's 4-0 loss at Chelsea on Sunday.

Ivorian centre-back Bailly, a close-season signing from Villarreal, limped off early in the second half at Stamford Bridge, with Marcos Rojo coming on to take his place.

UEFA Europa League

Europa League Rewind: Monchengladbach fights back vs. Fiorentina, Tottenham upset by Gent, and more

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The UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second legs continued on Thursday, with 13 matches taking place across Europe. 26 clubslooked to continue their hopes of advancing in this competition, and to joinWednesday'swinners into March's Round of 16.

On Thursday, Roma advanced over Spanish opposition Villarreal despite losing the second leg at home 1-0.

Poker della Roma al Villarreal, gemma di Bernardeschi per il blitz della Fiorentina

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Grande prova della Roma di Spalletti che espugna Villarreal, nell'andata dei sedicesimi di Europa League, con un perentorio 4 a 0, e rende una formalit il retour match in terra capitolina. La perla di Bernardeschi regala, invece, un prezioso risultato alla Fiorentina, corsara a Monchengladbach contro un Borussia sprecone, soprattutto nei primi 45 minuti.

Europa League 2016/17: Updated Standings, Results, Top Scorers & Talking Points

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68 goals were scored across Europe in 24 games as the Europa League returned to action this week. There was drama aplenty as Italian giants Inter Milan and Ligue 1 leaders Nice won their first games of the group stage. Francesco Totti played his 100th European game as Roma stumbled to a 3-3 draw with Austria Wien, while a Paul Pogba-inspired Manchester United were too hot to handle for Fenerbahce.

Visualized: Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal

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Previous Match Infographics: Swansea (a), Villarreal (a),Newcastle (h), Everton (h), Bournemouth (a), Dortmund (h), Stoke (h), Dortmund (a), Tottenham (h), Southampton (a), Manchester United (a), Manchester United (h), Crystal Palace (a), Manchester City (h), Manchester City [League Cup] (n), Augsburg (h), Augsburg (a), Aston Villa (a), Sunderland (h), Leicester (a), Stoke [League Cup] (h), Norwich (a), Manchester Utd (h), Arsenal (h), Stoke [League Cup] (a), West Ham (a), Sunderland (a), Leicester (h), Watford (a), West Brom (h), Sion (a), Newcastle (a), Swansea (h), Bordeaux (h), City (a), Crystal Palace (h), Rubin Kazan (a), Chelsea (a), Southampton (h), Rubin Kazan (h), Tottenham (a), Everton (a), FC Sion (h), Aston Villa (h), Norwich (h), Bordeaux (a), Manchester United (a), West Ham (h), Arsenal (a), Bournemouth (h), Stoke (a)

As always for Europa League matches, all data from WhoScored.

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Goals, Highlights and Twitter Reactions

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Liverpool secured an emphatic 3-0 win over Villarreal in the second leg of the Europa League semifinal tie on a noisy, electric and joyful night at Anfield, and qualify for the final in the process.

Jurgen Klopp named a strong starting XI, as Liverpool looked to overturn their 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Jurgen Klopp’s major selection dilemma

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On Thursday evening, Liverpool will take on Villarreal in the second leg of the Europa League semifinal tie, arguably the most important fixture of the 2015/16 season for the Reds.

Liverpool are trailing 1-0 from the first leg, and are slightly on the back foot ahead of the match. Not only they need to score twice on the night, but make sure they don’t concede one.

Liverpool v Villarreal 05.05.16

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Villarreal lead 1-0 on aggregate

3:05pm ET, live in the US on Fox Sports 1

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-3 Swansea (a); 0-1 Villarreal (a); 2-2 Newcastle (h)
Villarreal: 2-0 Valencia (a); 1-0 Liverpool (h); 0-0 Real Sociedad (h)

Previous EL rounds:
Liverpool: 0-1 Villarreal (a); 4-3 Dortmund (h), 1-1 Dortmund (a); 1-1 United (a), 2-0 United (h); 1-0 Augsburg (h), 0-0 Augsburg (a); 0-0 Sion (a); 2-1 Bordeaux (h); 1-0 Kazan (a); 1-1 Kazan (h); 1-1 Sion (h); 1-1 Bordeaux (a)
Villarreal: 1-0 Villarreal (a); 4-2 Sparta Prague (a), 2-1 Sparta Prague (h); 0-0 Leverkusen (a), 2-0 Leverkusen (h); 1-1 Napoli (a), 1-0 Napoli (h); 3-3 Plzen (a); 1-0 Rapid Wien (h); 2-1 Dinamo Minsk (a); 4-0 Dinamo Minsk (h); 1-0 Plzen (h); 1-2 Rapid Wien (a)

Goalscorers (Europe):
Liverpool: Coutinho, Lallana, Milner, Origi 2; Benteke, Can, Firmino, Ibe, Lovren, Sakho, Sturridge 1
Villarreal: Bakambu 9; Bruno, Leo Baptistao, Soldado 2; Adrian, Bailly, Castillejo, dos Santos, Pina, Suarez 1

Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Clyne Lovren Toure Moreno
Milner Can
Lallana Firmino Coutinho
Sturridge

A European semi-final.

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Villarreal

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Folks I am so sorry for the sporadic posts lately, I'm very close to finishing University so it should all be back to normal soon. The good news is I've managed to find some free time to get a preview done for this massive tie with Villarreal. I am super excited for the game but also hugely nervous, if he doesn't start Daniel Sturridge I might actually lose it!

La Liga

Last-gasp Villarreal edge Sociedad

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Madrid (AFP) – Villarreal kept their hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Samu Castillejo’s 93rd minute winner secured a vital 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Just a second win of 2017 moves sixth-placed Villarreal to within two points of Sociedad and six of Atletico Madrid in fourth.

Last-gasp Villarreal edge Sociedad

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Madrid (AFP) – Villarreal kept their hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Samu Castillejo’s 93rd minute winner secured a vital 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Just a second win of 2017 moves sixth-placed Villarreal to within two points of Sociedad and six of Atletico Madrid in fourth.

Nasri miss costs Sevilla in Villarreal stalemate

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Madrid (AFP) – Samir Nasri missed a second-half penalty as Sevilla squandered the chance to close to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 0-0 draw home to Villarreal on Sunday.

The Frenchman’s low spot-kick was well saved by Sergio Asenjo, who then made a spectacular stop from Vicente Iborra’s late header as La Liga’s best defence held out for a point at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Nasri miss costs Sevilla in Villarreal stalemate

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Madrid (AFP) – Samir Nasri missed a second-half penalty as Sevilla squandered the chance to close to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 0-0 draw home to Villarreal on Sunday.

The Frenchman’s low spot-kick was well saved by Sergio Asenjo, who then made a spectacular stop from Vicente Iborra’s late header as La Liga’s best defence held out for a point at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Adrian Lopez returns to Villarreal on loan

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Madrid (AFP) La Liga side Villarreal have bolstered their attacking options with the return of Adrian Lopez on loan from Porto until the end of the season.

"Villarreal and Porto have reached an agreement for the loan of forward Adrian Lopez, who will wear the yellow shirt until the end of the season subject to a medical and the signing of his contract, which will take place on Monday," Villarreal said in a statement on Saturday.

La Liga Table 2016-17: Real Madrid top the chart, Barcelona 2nd and other talking points

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Real Madrid maintained their two-point lead at the top of La Liga after beating Alaves 4-1 on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his best at Mendizorrotza and finished the day with a hat-trick to his name.

The Portuguese scored from the spot to level the score in the first half after Madrid went behind through Deyverson.

La Liga 2016/17, Week 9: Updated Standings, Fixtures, Results and Talking Points

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Usual business resumed in La Liga for its ninth gameweek, as Real Madrid went top of the table with a late win against Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona, too, managed to nick a stoppage time goal to win at Valencia as Cesare Prandelli’s first game at the Mestalla almost handed los Che a famous win.

La Liga: Kevin-Prince Boateng Notches After Las Palmas Combine Spectacularly To Score Insane Goal Against Villarreal (Video)

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A goal from Kevin-Prince Boateng put Las Palmas ahead against Villarreal, though the former Portsmouth midfielder's acrobaticfinishwas just the proverbial tip of theabsolutely outrageous iceberg that was the build-up.

The move began with a bit of back-and-forth passing on the edge of the box before and you'll have to excuse the technical jargon here all holy hell broke loose!

4-3-3 v Villarreal: Zidane's strongest Real Madrid lineup after double injury blow; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s La Liga fixture.

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Real Madrid will look to continue their excellent start to the season with a win when they face Villarreal at home this week.

Real Madrid equal Barcelona record without Ronaldo and Bale

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Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid were without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale for their trip to Espanyol but that didn’t stop them from equalling the Periquitos’ local rivals Barcelona’s league record of 16 consecutive wins.

Goals from James Rodriguez-his first for the club in five months-and Karim Benzema made sure los Blancos head into mid-week’s clash against Villarreal with one eye on breaking a record held by their fierce rivals.

Europa League 2016-17: Group Stage Fixtures, Preview & Score predictions

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The Europa League 2016/17 campaign begins on Thursday and several European clubs will be eyeing their way back into the Champions League by doing well in this competition.

Defending champions Sevilla are not a part of the competition this year. Los Nervionenses have qualified for this season’s Champions League automatically after winning the Europa League last season.

Isaac Success to Inaki Williams.. Grading our JF60 Top 10 La Liga best young players of 2015/16

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Andre Gomes, Ganso, Gaitan: 10 La Liga summer transfers to get excited about for 2016/17

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Villarreal CF 2016/17 Joma Home, Away and Third Kits

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PHOTO: Defender holding a Manchester United shirt; transfer complete

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Manchester United have announced that the highly talented Villarreal defender Eric Bailly has completed his transfer from La Liga, subject to successfully obtaining a work permit.

The Ivory Coast defender has signed a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further two years.

It’s official!

Mourinho's close to first Man Utd signing; Star agrees terms and completes medical

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Villarreal defender Eric Bailly is one step closer to becoming a Manchester United player after the young centre back passed his medical.

Bailly has also agreed personal terms with the Old Trafford outfit and could be announced soon.

The 22 year old La Liga centre back will cost Manchester United in the region of 30 million pounds and is expected to be Mourinho’s first signing since taking over from Louis Van Gaal.

Roundup: Man Utd agree deal for La Liga star; Star set for Arsenal medical today

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

From Spain: Manchester United reach agreement for €40m La Liga defender, player set to sign in the next few days

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Manchester United have reached an agreement for Villarreal’s highly rated central defender Eric Bailly, according to reports from Spain.

The 22-year-old defender has been one of the key players for the Yellow Submarines, making strong impressions in both La Liga and European games in 2015/16.

4-2-3-1 v Villarreal: Weakened Liverpool starting lineup, 6 key stars ruled out; Match Preview & Stats

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Villarreal travel to Anfield for the second leg of the UEFA Europa league semi-final and the Reds will be looking to overturn the 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Spain.

Villarreal seal Champions League return

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Madrid (AFP) Villarreal warmed-up for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Liverpool by sealing fourth place in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Valencia on Sunday.

The Yellow Submarine are now guaranteed at least a place in the Champions League qualifiers for the first time in four years, but could gain direct entry to the group stages should they go on to win the club's first major honour in the Europa League.

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Man Utd defender lined up for move to Villarreal

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La Liga side Villarreal are set to make an offer for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The Yellow Submarine have already narrowed their back-line by allowing Eric Bailly head into the other direction to make him Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Man Utd and are reportedly preparing to offer a loan deal for the Argentine defender.

Official: Eric Bailly Joins Man Utd In £30m Deal, Signs Four-Year Deal (Photo)

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The deal is done. Nice and tidy. Eric Bailly is now officially a Manchester United player the first new signing of Jose Mourinho's tenure no less.

The 22-year-old centre-back, who is but 40 domestic games into his professional career, has reportedly lightened United's coffers to the tune of £30million.

Liverpool

What They Said: Klopp proud of Liverpool win, Villarreal manager criticises referee

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Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool’s performance as “very emotional” and “smart” after the Reds secured an emphatic 3-0 victory over Villarreal in the second leg of the European semifinal tie at Anfield.

Villarreal manager Marcelino said prior to the match that his team “in no way will we be affected negatively by the atmosphere, if anything we will be affected positively, galvanised by it”, but it seemed they were not only outplayed but succumbed to the electric atmosphere created by the home fans at Anfield.

Photos: Villarreal arrive at Anfield to play Liverpool

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Liverpool receive major injury boost ahead of Villarreal clash

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Emre Can was forced to withdraw from Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund in the quarter final of the Europa League at Anfield, and seemed like the German’s season had come to an abrupt end. However, he has made a shock recovery from his ankle injury and could be in contention to face Villarreal on Thursday night.

The Rest

‘Bung’ – Phil Neville Accuses Pierluigi Collina Of Fixing Everton’s 2005 Champions League Defeat Against Villarreal

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Like many Evertonians, Phil Neville harbours a grudge against ex-referee Pierluigi Collina for a controversial decisionthat ultimately saw the Toffees knocked out of the Champions League back in 2005.

Everton eventually lost 2-1 against Villarreal at El Madrigal and 4-2 on aggregate, as Collina disallowed a late Duncan Ferguson header that would have sent the tie to extra-time.