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Zestful Villarreal sweep aside Leverkusen

Published: Thursday 17 March 2011, 23.01CET
Villarreal CF 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (agg: 5-3)
Goals from Santi Cazorla and in-form Giuseppe Rossi helped the Yellow Submarine seal their place in Friday's quarter-final draw in Nyon.
by Graham Hunter
from El Madrigal

Match statistics

VillarrealLeverkusen

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
7
Attempts off target1
 
5
Corners1
 
9
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 March 2011, 23.01CET

Zestful Villarreal sweep aside Leverkusen

Villarreal CF 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (agg: 5-3)
Goals from Santi Cazorla and in-form Giuseppe Rossi helped the Yellow Submarine seal their place in Friday's quarter-final draw in Nyon.

Villarreal CF underlined their credentials as UEFA Europa League contenders as 90 minutes of deft, daring and increasingly confident football made light work of Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Leading 3-2 after last week's first leg, splendid strikes in each half from Santi Cazorla and Giuseppe Rossi saw them through to Friday's quarter-final draw, Erin Derdiyok's goal eight minutes from time proving little more than a consolation for the visitors.

Cazorla and Rossi, now the UEFA Europa League's top scorer with eight goals, finished clinically and led Jupp Heynckes' troops a merry dance all night. They took the tie utterly out of their reach before easing off and Leverkusen finished strongly, bringing two marvellous saves from Diego López. The German side made stern competitors but Villarreal were confident winners.

With Nilmar and Cani rested, FIFA World Cup winner Carlos Marchena made a rare, but typically sparkling cameo appearance in midfield. His neat, quick passing was the metronome via which Villarreal used the ball with intelligence, getting out of trouble and causing it for the visitors.

Rossi had gone closest by the time he sculpted the 33rd-minute opener for his Spanish team-mate, perfectly returning Cazorla's pass and crashing the ball past René Adler. Renato Augusto was the standard bearer as Leverkusen tried to prise a way back with his one effort in first half added time and then another shot which forced López into a stunning full-length save just before the hour.

But it was not enough. Four minutes later Cazorla returned the favour for Rossi to fire a lovely left-footed drive past Adler and, at 5-2 Villarreal knew they were through. Amid wave after Mexican wave in the Madrigal stands, Michael Ballack came on and Leverkusen fought diligently. They found reward when Derdiyok and Gonzalo contested Daniel Schwaab's cross and the ball found its way into the Villarreal net.

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Lineups

villarreal

Villarreal

leverkusen

Leverkusen

13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez (C)
Yellow Card70
3
ReinartzStefan Reinartz
Yellow Card12
4
MusacchioMateo Musacchio
4
HyypiäSami Hyypiä
5
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes (C)
8
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
Goal33
Substitution80
8
BenderLars Bender
Yellow Card85
9
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
10
Renato AugustoRenato Augusto
15
CataláJosé Catalá
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Substitution53
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
Substitution74
17
VidaDomagoj Vida
Substitution62
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
19
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Goal82
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Goal61
Substitution69
24
KadlecMichal Kadlec
Yellow Card31
27
Mario GasparMario Gaspar
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
Substitution42

Substitutes

25
Juan CarlosJuan Carlos (GK)
36
GieferFabian Giefer (GK)
7
NilmarNilmar
Substitution69
2
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
Substitution62
Yellow Card75
10
CaniCani
Substitution80
7
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
11
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
Substitution74
13
BallackMichael Ballack
Substitution53
17
MatillaJavier Matilla
14
BalitschHanno Balitsch
26
KikoKiko
18
SamSidney Sam
Substitution42
43
WakasoMubarak Wakaso
31
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen

Coach

Juan Carlos Garrido (ESP) Jupp Heynckes (GER)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Berry Simons (NED)

Fourth official

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Richard Liesveld (NED), Peter Janssen (NED)

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