For a great comeback, maybe you have to defend poorly first. Cazorla took over the match after the opening half-hour (hope Vicente del Bosque was watching), while Godin was the most culpable for the deficit. And what a pass by Ibagaza on the first goal! Villarreal goal of the year, in my book.
As Garrido said, the match was a microcosm of the season. If Sevilla do us a favor on Wednesday, I will be content with the year.
News and notes:
- As noted, a Sevilla win in Wednesday's Copa del Rey final gets us into Europe.
- The players' final day of training is Thursday, but our 9 internationals are gone.
- A team recaps from the club website, Marca, and AS.
- And the B team pulled another point out of the fire, drawing 2-2 in Murcia. A Marco Ruben PK and late Joan Tomas header earned them a share of the points.
Now all that's left is to watch the battle for relegation and the La Liga title. Can Xerez somehow beat the drop? I say yes.