Soccer gives opportunities to claim. Last summer Javier Calleja did not continue at Villarreal after qualifying for the Europa League. The Madrid coach left home sad, but with the feeling of duty accomplished, giving up his position to Unai Emery. Three weeks ago, Calleja accepted the challenge of resuscitating a sunken and depressed Alavés. And in two days he has revitalized Vitoria in LaLiga. The new Alavés de Calleja, managed to defeat Villarreal de Emery. The team from Vitoria won with suffering and pride, resisting the siege, the opportunities and the yellow good work that Pacheco encountered for much of the game. Alavés, more courageous with Calleja, took advantage of their moment and stopped the dynamics of Villarreal’s results with their head set on the championship and also in the semi-final of the Europa League.
Calleja has recovered Lucas Pérez for the cause, outlawed the Coruña with Abelardo. Alavés were not intimidated by the ambition of his former team. And the party took a back and forth path. Joselu, on two occasions, proved to Rulli that he was making his LaLiga debut with Villarreal. And in the third that the Galician striker had, he caught a faulty shot from Jota Peleteiro, another of the players who has regained prominence with Calleja.
And the script remained the same, with Villarreal advancing towards Pacheco and Alavés defending and counterattacking. The return of the changing rooms returned Vitoria to their suffering reality. Villarreal put the direct. Gerard Moreno found Alcácer and the Valencian forward beat Pacheco taking advantage of the international’s assistance. Alavés then took advantage of their moment and Edgar, in the center of Joselu, put the Vitorianos ahead, who knew how to keep it until the end. A good Villarreal was defeated by a new Alavés and revitalized by Calleja.