In the head and feet of Gerard Moreno, Villarreal recovered, nine days later, the sensations conveyed by victories, forgotten since the beginning of January. Gerard Moreno attended three times for Moi Gómez, Bacca and Pedraza to sign with their goals a regenerating result against the usual Eibar, of commendable effort, recognizable in his style and deployment but that he does not dominate the areas, innocent in his own with errors individual and collective, and without hitting the other.
Everything went wrong for Mendilibar’s team, whose players embittered its 60th anniversary. The gunsmiths were a disaster on defense, they missed a penalty (Asenjo guessed the shot at Esteban Burgos) and could not reverse the result or with numerical superiority, yellow Capoue sent off in the final stretch. Eibar has not known victory for ten games and has not come out of the mud. Villarreal breaks its negative streak and achieves a triumph that helps them not to fall behind in Europe.
The need for both teams resulted in a frenzied start. Bryan Gil warned with a slalom from right to left that Funes Mori, substitute for Pau Torres injured, aborted. The play had yellow continuity. Parejo threw a diagonal pass to the far right, the position occupied by Gerard Moreno. The Catalan striker got rid of Cote and saw the entry of Moi Gómez through the left lane without any mark. Gerard left the Alicante in front of Dmitrovic, whom he managed to beat. It happened in the first minute.
The armourer set woke up after a quarter of an hour and began to display its catalog of lateral centers. In one of Bryan Gil, Funes Mori cleared the ball to the center of the area for Diop to hunt, whose shot ran into Asenjo’s reflections. Eibar, the one that had always been in Ipurua, began its aerial siege.
Villarreal suffered and Eibar took a shot in the foot. Trigueros put pressure on Esteban Burgos and the central defender lost the ball to the Talaverano, who saw Gerard Moreno enter only from the right side without the mark of Cote who, injured, was preparing to be substituted. Generous once again, Gerard Moreno stepped into Dmitrovic’s area and assisted Bacca, who only had to push the net.
Esteban Burgos was able to redeem himself shortly after after a penalty by Estupiñán. The Argentine defender assumed the pitch that Asenjo stopped. Eight penalties have been decreed to Eibar and they have only converted three. A scourge.
Sergi Enrich came in after the break and closed the gap with a soft shot that Asenjo failed to stop. Eibar played a rapture and Villarreal was able to score against it through Gerard Moreno and later Trigueros who ran into a huge Dmitrovic. In the final stretch Capoue was expelled. Pedraza was in charge of frightening past ghosts. In a counterattack launched by Gerard Moreno, the Cordovan set the stamp for Villarreal’s victory that sinks Eibar.