Sorry to be so late and so short - on my way out of town for the weekend, and it has been a very busy couple of days. I will be back Sunday night to catch up on all the weekend news, as well as preparations for the Liverpool match. Don't worry, though, Nick will be here this weekend for all your Villarreal viewing pleasure.
Unfortunately, the result in Reus was not what was hoped for - a 1-1 draw that had to be salvaged at the death by Joan Tomás, a B-sider who has been Villarreal's leading scorer so far during preseason.
Diego López; Ángel, Gonzalo, Cygan, Bruno; Cani, Edmilson, Eguren, Ibagaza; Pirés, Guille Franco.
45’ Llorente for Pires, 45’ Kiko for Gonzalo, 45´ Venta for Eguren, 60’ Mati for Edmilson, 73’ Matilla for Cani, 73’ Joan Tomás for Guille, 73’ Jordi Pablo for Ibagaza.
Goals: 17' Aleix, 1-0; 90' Joan Tomás, 1-1.
Perhaps such a disappointing match will be the match that brings Villarreal back down to earth. No matter how many times you tell the press that you are starting all over this year, that last year means nothing, inevitably you get a little self-assured.
Have a great weekend!