They lead their teams with their goals, assists and play. They make their teammates better: Messi at Barça; Benzema at Madrid; Gerard Moreno at Villarreal . Moreno, another game, was the soul of Villarreal, Cadiz's executor with a penalty goal as soon as the match began, and the architect of an assist to Bacca. The victory of Emery's team seemed comfortable, after more than an hour of superiority in the game. But Cádiz got into the game with a goal from Álex Fernández in the last section. Villarreal then remembered the points lost in the final minutes of other matches, and he managed with fear in his body the victory to which he gripped with suffering. And with the twisted gesture due to the departure of Gerard Moreno's field of play, with muscular problems in his right leg. This Monday he will be subjected to tests in the concentration of the selection.
In La Cerámica, Álvaro Cervera's approach soon fell apart. Villarreal's first attack action ended with an outstretched hand from Jonsson inside the Cadiz area. The VAR notified the referee, who, after reviewing the play, decreed the penalty that Gerard Moreno transformed with power and placement, impossible for Ledesma. Seconds before the start of the match, Parejo explained with gestures to Chukwueze the play that would happen later: the Nigerian, in his internships from the far right, had to raise his head to see the entry into the area of Coslada. Premonitory.
VillarrealAsenjo, Albiol, Mario, Pervis Estupiñán, Ramiro Funes Mori, Samuel Chukwueze (Yeremi Pino, min. 80), Juan Foyth, Parejo, Trigueros (Moi Pedrard, min. 73), Gerard Moreno min. 89) and Bacca (Alcácer, min. 73) Cádiz Jeremias Ledesma, Isaac, Fali, Luis Espino (Jairo Izquierdo, min. 74), Cala, Salvi (Iván Alejo, min. 74), Jens Jonsson (Perea, min. 62), José Mari (Pombo, min. 85), Álex, Negredo and Rubén Sobrino (Malbasic, min. 85) Goals1-0 min. 4: Gerard Moreno. 2-0 min. 66: Bacca. 2-1 min. 68: Alex. Referee César Soto Grado Yellow cards Jens Jonsson (min. 3), Cala (min. 14), Juan Foyth (min. 34), Trigueros (min. 59), Albiol (min. 93) and Fali (min. 93)
The reaction of the Cádiz, forced to expand, had Negredo as the protagonist. The Vallecano headed with power a center of Sobrino, and demanded a good intervention from Asenjo.
Cádiz took a step forward and the meeting led to comings and goings from area to area, more willing and with better arguments Villarreal, with more presence in front of Ledesma, which forced the people of Cadiz to retreat while waiting for a counter. After half an hour, Emery's team took a break through the ball, slowly developing their attacks. Episodic but spicy were the approaches of Álvaro Cervera's team, more eager to contain the local offensives. The rest endorsed the Villarreal proposal. But Cádiz was still in the game.
As soon as he came out of the locker room, Bacca, by millimeters, saw a goal disallowed after he headed a center from Estupiñán to the squad. Shortly after it would be Ledesma who touched the right one so that another shot from the Colombian ended up on the crossbar. Villarreal did not want final surprises and sought by all roads, on foot or in space, to endorse the victory. Cádiz survived. Until Gerard Moreno made an uncheck and a control oriented after passing to de Trigueros. The international striker left the ball to Bacca so that he only had to push the net.
Álvaro Cervera was desperate on the bench. But two minutes later, in '69, he got back on track. Álex Fernández put Cádiz back into the game after picking up a rejection from Asenjo. Villarreal suffered until the end and lost their leader Gerard Moreno through injury.
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