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Yellow Submarine leave Lazio at sea

Published: Friday 6 November 2009, 0.25CET
Villarreal CF 4-1 S.S. Lazio
A remarkable night of five goals, three penalties, two red cards and eight bookings ended with both sides locked on six points.
by Graham Hunter
from El Madrigal

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Match statistics

VillarrealLazio

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
8
Attempts off target0
1
Corners1
 
4
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed22
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
6
Red cards1
 
1

Standings

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Published: Friday 6 November 2009, 0.25CET

Yellow Submarine leave Lazio at sea

Villarreal CF 4-1 S.S. Lazio
A remarkable night of five goals, three penalties, two red cards and eight bookings ended with both sides locked on six points.

A remarkable night yielded five goals, three penalties, two red cards and eight bookings as Villarreal CF's 4-1 win against S.S. Lazio lifted them above the Italian side courtesy of their head-to-head record in Group G.

Pirès double
Two strikes from Robert Pirès, one each from Cani and substitute Giuseppe Rosssi plus a consolation from Mauro Zárate accounted for the scoring, but this was one of Europe's most scintillating and open matches this season, with sufficient clear-cut chances for the teams' combined totals to have reached double figures.

Early save
The tone was set immediately as Tommaso Rocchi found himself one-on-one against Diego López, who did marvellously to save. A minute later it was 1-0 following Pasquale Foggia's foul on Joan Capdevila; Pirès launched the free-kick and although Nilmar attempted to guide the ball in, and distracted Albano Bizzarri, the goal was the Frenchman's. Even given home celebrations, there were still just three minutes on the clock when the next twist arrived, Roberto Baronio seeing red for his reaction to a Joseba Llorente challenge.

Quality goal
The Yellow Submarine's next owed everything to quality and nothing to their numerical superiority. Bruno Soriano served the ball to Pirès and when he found Cani the latter's shot was firm and low past Bizzarri. The lead was three when Modibo Diakhite tugged Nilmar in the box and Pirès cracked in the penalty. Nilmar then spurned three presentable chances before the break but instead of ruing them at half-time after Gonzalo was dismissed for cutting down Rocchi, he was spared as Foggia's penalty was saved by López.

Stirring finale
A thigh injury for the goalkeeper prompted his second-half replacement by Javier Oliva, who made several saves before conceding substitute Zárate's fine consolation in the 72nd minute. The margin was nonetheless restored by Rossi's late penalty, ensuring a tight finish to the section headed by FC Salzburg on 12 points. Lazio visit the leaders on 2 December, while Villarreal travel to face PFC Levski Sofia.

Last updated: 27/11/12 20.53CET

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Lineups

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Villarreal

lazio

Lazio

13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
Substitution51
1
BizzarriAlbano Bizzarri (GK)
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez (C)
Red Card32
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
4
GodínDiego Godín
5
MauriStefano Mauri
5
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
7
EliseuEliseu
Yellow Card63
6
EgurenSebastián Eguren
9
RocchiTommaso Rocchi (C)
Yellow Card29
Substitution64
7
PirèsRobert Pirès
Goal2
Goal15
Substitution77
13
SivigliaSebastiano Siviglia
Substitution53
9
LlorenteJoseba Llorente
Yellow Card52
Substitution57
17
FoggiaPasquale Foggia
Yellow Card29
Penalty34
10
CaniCani
Goal13
26
RaduŞtefan Radu
Yellow Card7
12
NilmarNilmar
33
BaronioRoberto Baronio
Red Card3
18
Ángel LópezÁngel López
87
DiakitèModibo Diakitè
Yellow Card14
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
Yellow Card59
99
PerpetuiniRiccardo Perpetuini
Substitution53

Substitutes

1
OlivaJavier Oliva (GK)
Substitution51
3
ScaloniLionel Scaloni
14
David FusterDavid Fuster
10
ZárateMauro Zárate
Substitution53
Goal72
Yellow Card90+3
17
Javi VentaJavi Venta
11
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
Substitution53
20
MarcanoIván Marcano
Substitution57
18
MakinwaStephen Makinwa
Substitution64
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Substitution77
Goal83
25
CribariEmilson Cribari
23
Jonathan PereiraJonathan Pereira
32
BrocchiCristian Brocchi
24
EscuderoDamián Escudero
86
MusleraFernando Muslera (GK)

Coach

Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Davide Ballardini (ITA)

Referee

Knut Kircher (GER)

Assistant referees

Kai Voss (GER), Marco Achmüller (GER)

Fourth official

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Peter Sippel (GER), Markus Schmidt (GER)

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