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Two-goal Rossi inspires Villarreal revival

Published: Tuesday 23 August 2011, 22.37CET
Villarreal CF 3-0 Odense BK (agg: 3-1)
The Yellow Submarine proved too strong for OB on home turf as two goals from Giuseppe Rossi helped Villarreal overturn their first-leg deficit.
Two-goal Rossi inspires Villarreal revival
Giuseppe Rossi celebrates his first goal with Nilmar ©Getty Images

Match statistics

VillarrealOB

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target10
 
1
Attempts off target13
 
1
Corners11
 
3
Offsides0
4
Fouls committed17
 
31
Yellow cards5
 
6
Red cards1
 
1
Possession (%)57
 
43

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 23 August 2011, 22.37CET

Two-goal Rossi inspires Villarreal revival

Villarreal CF 3-0 Odense BK (agg: 3-1)
The Yellow Submarine proved too strong for OB on home turf as two goals from Giuseppe Rossi helped Villarreal overturn their first-leg deficit.

Villarreal CF will compete in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third time thanks in part to Giuseppe Rossi's second-half double against Odense BK.

For 50 minutes at El Madrigal it was the Stefan Wessels show as the goalkeeper did his utmost to preserve OB's 1-0 first-leg lead. Once Rossi scored for the sixth successive European home game, however, the hosts' momentum proved impossible to resist. The Italy striker doubled his and Villarreal's lead midway through the second half, with Carlos Marchena adding a third eight minutes from time and consigning OB to the UEFA Europa League.

Having withstood a barrage of pressure last week, the second leg proved no different for OB. Desperate to wipe out their deficit, the Yellow Submarine elicited four saves from Wessels before the break, the first of which was an acrobatic effort to tip over Marcos Senna's free-kick.

Rossi then cleared the crossbar following a disguised corner from Borja Valero, before the latter forced the OB keeper into a sharp stop at his near post. Wessels' most impressive act, however, came seven minutes before half-time.

Seconds after repelling Javier Camuñas's strike, the 32-year-old was quickly back to his feet to keep out Rossi's impudent chip. The half-time stats said it all: OB had not registered a shot of any substance and ceded 61% of possession to their opponents.

If Wessels was hoping for a quieter second period, he got his answer within 60 seconds of the restart when Joan Oriol and Senna warmed his palms. The goal finally arrived five minutes into the second half as Rossi, via the hands of Wessels, turned in Nilmar's centre. The Yellow Submarine were suddenly afloat in the tie.

If that was cruel on Wessels, he was powerless to prevent Rossi's second. In space on the right, Cani delivered a perfect cross over the visitors' defence which the forward expertly volleyed in for his 21st goal in UEFA competition.

The only blot on an otherwise perfect night for the Liga team was the red card shown to Valero for retaliating to Andreas Johansson's challenge, six minutes after OB's Bashkim Kadrii received his second booking. Marchena's late third, through Wessel's hands, was the icing on the cake.

Last updated: 25/08/11 1.05CET

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Lineups

villarreal

Villarreal

ob

OB

13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
33
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
3
OriolJoan Oriol
2
RuudEspen Ruud
4
MusacchioMateo Musacchio
Yellow Card36
4
AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen
7
NilmarNilmar
Substitution85
5
Møller ChristensenAnders Møller Christensen (C)
10
CaniCani
Yellow Card59
Substitution84
8
ReginiussenTore Reginiussen
12
ZapataCristián Zapata
10
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
Yellow Card77
17
Camuñas Javier Camuñas
Yellow Card73
Substitution75
18
TraoréKalilou Traoré
Yellow Card16
Substitution80
19
SennaMarcos Senna (C)
Yellow Card41
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
Yellow Card78
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
Red Card76
21
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Substitution57
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
22
MendyBernard Mendy
Yellow Card59
Substitution80
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Goal50
Goal66
24
KadriiBashkim Kadrii
Yellow Card18
Red Card70

Substitutes

1
César SánchezCésar Sánchez (GK)
17
ToppelMads Toppel (GK)
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
Substitution84
Yellow Card87
7
UtakaPeter Utaka
Substitution80
5
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
Substitution75
Goal82
9
FalkRasmus Falk
Substitution57
9
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
Substitution85
11
SkouboMorten Skoubo
15
CataláJosé Catalá
15
SørensenChris Sørensen
Substitution80
18
WakasoMubarak Wakaso
23
LarsenOliver Larsen
23
BordásGerard Bordás
25
Christian SørensenChristian Sørensen

Coach

Juan Carlos Garrido (ESP) Henrik Clausen (DEN)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Francis Andrews (SCO), Alasdair Ross (SCO)

Fourth official

Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Steven McLean (SCO), Stephen O'Reilly (SCO)

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