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Rossi double wins Group D for Villarreal

Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 20.51CET
Club Brugge KV 1-2 Villarreal CF
Villarreal came from behind to confirm top spot in Group D thanks to two first-half goals from Giuseppe Rossi.
Rossi double wins Group D for Villarreal
Giuseppe Rossi was Villarreal's match-winner in Brugge ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Club BruggeVillarreal

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
12
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners2
 
7
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed19
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 20.51CET

Rossi double wins Group D for Villarreal

Club Brugge KV 1-2 Villarreal CF
Villarreal came from behind to confirm top spot in Group D thanks to two first-half goals from Giuseppe Rossi.

Giuseppe Rossi scored twice as Villarreal CF registered the victory they needed against Club Brugge KV to win Group D.

If the Club Brugge faithful were daring to dream of their team's first triumph in the section when Dorge Kouemaha stooped to head the hosts in front on 28 minutes, then they were soon disappointed. Rossi swiftly drew the Yellow Submarine level with a looping header and within six minutes of falling behind had turned the encounter in the Liga side's favour by winning and converting a penalty.

Villarreal would have scored their first away goal of the group inside five minutes but for a miss from Joan Capdevila. The left-back, following up after Geert De Vlieger had saved Marcos Senna's free-kick with his legs, stabbed the ball against the post from all of two metres.

Club Brugge, with the waspish Ronald Vargas looking to get on the ball whenever possible, were more than playing their part in a lively opening, though. They took the lead when Kouemaha was in the right place to head in the rebound, Jonathan Blondel's side-footed effort having been impressively tipped on to the bar by Diego López.

It was an advantage which proved to be short-lived, however, as Rossi rose unmarked to head in Capdevila's cross. The Italy striker quickly doubled his tally on the night, picking himself up and striking a spot kick low into the corner after being tripped by Ryan Donk.

Villarreal's No22 sensed a hat-trick and would have had it but for a smart near-post save from De Vlieger four minutes after break following a pass inside from the marauding Capdevila. The Belgian side, eager to finish their campaign on a high, refused to be cowed, though, and came closest to equalising when Ivan Perišić's flashing drive skimmed the outside of the far post.

Last updated: 17/12/10 0.08CET

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Lineups

club brugge

Club Brugge

villarreal

Villarreal

13
De VliegerGeert De Vlieger (GK)
13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
6
DalmatWilfried Dalmat
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez
11
BlondelJonathan Blondel (C)
4
MusacchioMateo Musacchio
14
SimaeysJeroen Simaeys
8
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
Substitution81
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
9
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
Substitution77
18
DonkRyan Donk
Yellow Card32
10
CaniCani
Substitution59
20
VargasRonald Vargas
Substitution65
11
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
Yellow Card72
24
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
19
SennaMarcos Senna (C)
Yellow Card80
32
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Substitution73
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
40
KouemahaDorge Kouemaha
Goal28
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Goal30
Goal34
44
PerišićIvan Perišić
Substitution65
27
Mario GasparMario Gaspar

Substitutes

26
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
25
Juan CarlosJuan Carlos (GK)
3
Van der HeydenPeter Van der Heyden
Substitution73
6
Ángel LópezÁngel López
Substitution81
8
S. ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
7
NilmarNilmar
10
DirarNabil Dirar
Substitution65
Yellow Card85
12
AltidoreJozy Altidore
Substitution77
15
AkpalaJoseph Akpala
15
CataláJosé Catalá
16
LestienneMaxime Lestienne
Substitution65
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
Substitution59
21
VermeulenJorn Vermeulen
26
KikoKiko

Coach

Adrie Koster (NED) Juan Carlos Garrido (ESP)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Igor Radojčić (SRB)

Fourth official

Milenko Vukadinović (SRB)

Additional assistant referees

Boško Jovanetić (SRB), Vlado Glodjović (SRB)

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