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Athletic - Villarreal Match Update

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If you want to watch the match, catch it here: http://es.justin.tv/raikonet12 (the best feed I could find).

FINAL! Villarreal, while looking weak in the first half, comes on with a strong second half and actually finishes off the game. Not only that, Altidore makes history with his first European goal. Excellent second half, excellent win, excellent three points! Endavant Villarreal!!!

90' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL DE ALTIDORE! GOOOOOOOLLLLL DE ALTIDORE! He is in for 15 seconds and he is sent clear and beats the keeper!!!!! GOOOOOOLLLL DE ALTIDORE!

87' Jozy is coming in! ...for Llorente

84' Edmilson comes in for Pires. Apparently Pellegrini is trying to give everyone a chance to make up for the last two matches. Diego Lopez just made a great save to keep it 1-3.

78' UUUUYYYYYYY! 3 on 1, and Mati gets it in the box, makes a beautiful move to get one on one with the keeper, and then shoots wide!

75' Villarreal are still not very good against the counterattack.

63' Mati comes on for Rossi, to play that withdrawn forward role. This might be a perfect chance for him to shine and prove he should stick around...

59' CAZORLA CAZORLA CAZORLA!!! Cazorla drives past the defense to the top of the box and shoots to his right, across the goal, to beat the keeper. 1-3 Villarreal!

53' GOOOOLLLL DE PIRES! Rossi makes an excellent move into the box to the right of the keeper, and centers to find a wide-open Pires who drills it by the keeper to give Villarreal a 1-2 lead!

45' Decanaso. Not Villarreal's best half. Athletic probably held 58-59% of the possession for the half, and were constantly testing Diego Lopez (if not his hands, then his wits). Not the type of half we need if we want to take 3 points from a winnable away match and stay within shot of the league leaders.

39' ANOTHER Athletic goal is called off.

38' The entire match is being played in our half.

31' Athletic have a goal called back, and I do not think anyone knows exactly why. Either way, we are lucky, and our defense is crumbling before our eyes.

28' Poor marking off a corner, and Etxeberria makes Villarreal pay with a header. 1-1

GOLLLLL DE ROSSI! 24th minute. Using defense to create offense, Villarreal found Rossi near the top of the box and he struck true to beat the keeper.

20th minute, Villarreal are losing on possession and having trouble with the other Llorente (never have I ever heard "Llorente" so much in one match). Godin just picked up a yellow card.

Diego Lopez made a huge save in the 12th to keep it level.

No score in the 10'.

The lineup for the match is:

Lopez

Angel - Gonzalo - Godin - Capdevila

Cazorla - Senna - Bruno - Pires

Llorente - Rossi