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Villarreal beat Twente to saunter into semis

Published: Thursday 14 April 2011, 23.26CET
FC Twente 1-3 Villarreal CF (agg: 2-8)
Giuseppe Rossi was on the scoresheet again as the visitors eased to an emphatic overall win and set up a last-four meeting with FC Porto.
by Richard Aikman
from FC Twente Stadion

Match statistics

TwenteVillarreal

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target3
 
10
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners0
3
Offsides8
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 14 April 2011, 23.26CET

Villarreal beat Twente to saunter into semis

FC Twente 1-3 Villarreal CF (agg: 2-8)
Giuseppe Rossi was on the scoresheet again as the visitors eased to an emphatic overall win and set up a last-four meeting with FC Porto.

Villarreal CF booked their place in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals after coming from behind to beat ten-man FC Twente, three second-half goals completing an emphatic aggregate victory.

Michel Preud'homme's side were given hope by a delightful first-half effort by Emir Bajrami, but the 58th-minute dismissal of Dwight Tiendalli, and Giuseppe Rossi's subsequent penalty, effectively ended any prospect of an unlikely rally from the hosts. Bart Buysse then upended substitute Hernán Pérez with six minutes remaining, enabling Marco Ruben to score from the spot before Cani added gloss to the scoreline in the final seconds.

The tie was already tipped heavily in the visitors' favour following their 5-1 first-leg success, which perhaps explained Twente's early caution. The Tukkers had just Bajrami's 14th-minute shot, comfortably parried by Diego López, to show for their superior possession in the first half-hour, but took the lead in style when Theo Janssen returned Bryan Ruiz's pass with an impudent back-heel, enabling the Costa Rican to set up Bajrami for a fine opener.

Twente sprung to life, Janssen firing a free-kick just wide and Bajrami showing great skill to turn two defenders before fizzing a low centre across the area, which Ruiz and Marc Janko each missed by an outstretched foot. After the break, though, Villarreal upped the tempo, Rossi leaving a trail of defenders in his wake before forcing Sander Boschker into his first save of the night.

There was nothing the Twente veteran could do about the equaliser, which Rossi calmly slotted in from the penalty spot following Tiendalli's foul on Wakaso Mubarak. The defender was dismissed for the challenge and although the hosts battled gamely, they conceded another spot kick, which Ruben coolly converted, when Buysse brought down Pérez.

There was still time for another goal when Cani turned smartly to send a lethal volley past Boschker, earning Villarreal an 8-2 aggregate win – and a mouthwatering semi-final contest with FC Porto on 28 April and 5 May.

Last updated: 26/09/14 5.44CET

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Lineups

twente

Twente

villarreal

Villarreal

1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
2
OnyewuOguchi Onyewu
4
MusacchioMateo Musacchio
6
BramaWout Brama (C)
Substitution61
5
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
Substitution76
8
JanssenTheo Janssen
9
Marco RubenMarco Ruben
Goal84
10
RuizBryan Ruiz
Substitution78
15
CataláJosé Catalá
Yellow Card39
11
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Goal32
17
MatillaJavier Matilla
19
DouglasDouglas
20
Borja ValeroBorja Valero
Substitution62
21
JankoMarc Janko
Substitution71
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano (C)
23
BuysseBart Buysse
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Goal60
Substitution73
33
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
Red Card58
27
Mario GasparMario Gaspar
34
LeugersThilo Leugers
Yellow Card53
43
WakasoMubarak Wakaso

Substitutes

16
de VogtWilko de Vogt (GK)
25
Juan CarlosJuan Carlos (GK)
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof
3
OriolJoan Oriol
Substitution76
7
LandzaatDenny Landzaat
Substitution61
10
CaniCani
Substitution62
Goal90
17
BrugginkArnold Bruggink
11
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
22
ChadliNacer Chadli
24
CicinhoCicinho
25
BanninkAlexander Bannink
Substitution78
26
KikoKiko
44
JohnOla John
Substitution71
33
PerézHernán Peréz
Substitution73

Coach

Michel Preud'homme (BEL) Juan Carlos Garrido (ESP)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

George Drummond (SCO), Graham Chambers (SCO)

Fourth official

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Euan Norris (SCO), Stephen O'Reilly (SCO)

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