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Villarreal get going by beating Club Brugge

Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 22.50CET
Villarreal CF 2-1 Club Brugge KV
Goals from Giuseppe Rossi and Gonzalo proved decisive in Group D against a side reduced to ten men early on.
by Graham Hunter
from Estadio El Madrigal

Match statistics

VillarrealClub Brugge

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
2
Corners7
 
1
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
5
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
1

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 22.50CET

Villarreal get going by beating Club Brugge

Villarreal CF 2-1 Club Brugge KV
Goals from Giuseppe Rossi and Gonzalo proved decisive in Group D against a side reduced to ten men early on.

Villarreal CF put themselves back in contention in UEFA Europa League Group D with a hard fought win against Club Brugge KV.

The visitors lost Ronald Vargas to an early red card and although Giuseppe Rossi's goal was cancelled out before the break by Ryan Donk, Gonzalo won the game. It was also to be an eventful night for reserve goalkeeper Geert De Vlieger who was standing in for injured Brugge first choice Stijn Stijnen. Initially the 38-year-old was both busy and effective but eventually departed injured on the hour.

Villarreal looked as if they meant to finish the match as a contest within the first 20 minutes. Jozy Altidore was the first to test De Vlieger within seconds of the kick-off when Rossi and Cani combined to send the American clear but his shot was too close to the advancing keeper. Then Cani burst into the box but failed to take full benefit from a clear chance.

However those two opportunities were less frustrating for the loyal Villarreal supporters than when Altidore, in the 18th minute, again went one on one with De Vlieger but could not find the target. By the time of the home side's breakthrough Brugge were down to ten men, Vargas dismissed for use of the elbow on Cani.

Momentarily there was tension and Cani was taken off on a stretcher not long afterwards following a sliding challenge by Jonathan Blondel but finally Villarreal struck. Just before the break Joan Capdevila centred from the left and Rossi slid in to make it 1-0.

However the lead lasted for less than seven minutes. In first-half added time Gonzalo collided with his own keeper Diego López allowing Blondel's free-kick to land at the feet of Donk who scored with ease.

The 56th minute was the key moment when substitute Jefferson Montero crossed perfectly for Gonzalo to head home firmly. Try as they might Villarreal could not add to the Argentinian defender's crucial strike after Colin Coosemans came on in Brugge goal but they are now within a point of leaders PAOK FC, who visit on 21 October. That night Brugge, two points adrift at the bottom, go to NK Dinamo Zagreb.

Last updated: 27/09/14 1.37CET

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Lineups

villarreal

Villarreal

club brugge

Club Brugge

13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
13
De VliegerGeert De Vlieger (GK)
Substitution61
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
Goal56
4
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens (C)
5
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
Yellow Card14
11
BlondelJonathan Blondel
Yellow Card32
Substitution86
6
Ángel LópezÁngel López
14
SimaeysJeroen Simaeys
8
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla (C)
Yellow Card90+2
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
10
CaniCani
Yellow Card28
Substitution35
18
DonkRyan Donk
Goal45+2
Yellow Card45+3
11
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
20
VargasRonald Vargas
Red Card26
12
AltidoreJozy Altidore
Substitution86
22
GeraertsKarel Geraerts
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
25
Júnior DíazJúnior Díaz
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
32
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Substitution77
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Goal41
Substitution76
44
PerišićIvan Perišić

Substitutes

25
Juan CarlosJuan Carlos (GK)
26
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
Substitution61
4
MusacchioMateo Musacchio
3
Van der HeydenPeter Van der Heyden
7
NilmarNilmar
6
DalmatWilfried Dalmat
9
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
Substitution86
10
DirarNabil Dirar
Substitution77
15
CataláJosé Catalá
24
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
Substitution86
17
MatillaJavier Matilla
Substitution76
40
KouemahaDorge Kouemaha
23
Jefferson MonteroJefferson Montero
Substitution35
41
Van AckerThibaut Van Acker

Coach

Juan Carlos Garrido (ESP) Adrie Koster (NED)

Referee

Maksim Layushkin (RUS)

Assistant referees

Oleg Tselovalnikov (RUS), Vitali Drozdov (RUS)

Fourth official

Aleksei Eskov (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Aleksandr Gvardis (RUS), Viacheslav Kharlamov (RUS)

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