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Highlights: Villarreal 1-0 Sporting, Villarreal B 2-0 Girona

A perfect day in Vila-real: 2 home matches, 6 points. Seems like the cold scared a few spectators away, but the VillarrealUSA penya was out in DC. Close enough, right?

The A team would have drawn this match earlier in the season (see Almeria's visit to El Madrigal). However, we played a complete 90 minutes this time around, including a big early save from Diego Lopez on Mate Bilic. And a nice 'ole' display to run out the clock at the corner flag near the VillarrealUSA penya banner.

Great win against a Girona side unbeaten in its previous 8 matches. Gerard Bordas and Marco Ruben with the goals, while Cristobal did his best Bruno impression. An eventful match for Gerard: came on for Natxo Insa in 55', scored in 58', yellow card in 61', second yellow in 72'. On the pitch as a sub and still in time for an early shower, not bad.

Some links to bask in the afterglow:

  • The A team is getting results. Game recaps from the club website, AS, El Pais, ESPN Soccernet, and Marca.
  • The B team has lost one match at the Mini Estadi. Who says 2,000 people can't provide a home-field advantage? Game recaps from the club website and Marca.
  • Who is happy? The goal-scorer Godin (over 2.5 seasons since his last goal). And our manager of the present and future Garrido.