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LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - MARCH 10: Giuseppe Rossi of Villarreal celebrates his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal at BayArena on March 10, 2011 in Leverkusen, Germany.
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - MARCH 10: Giuseppe Rossi of Villarreal celebrates his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal at BayArena on March 10, 2011 in Leverkusen, Germany.

After a disappointing loss to the Spanish league leaders, Villarreal CF returns to European competition with a showdown against Dutch Eredivisie leaders FC Twente. Twente doesn't quite play "total football", but a 4-3-3 featuring the giant Janko up front is no laughing matter. Look for lots of goals, although the proceedings may start out a bit cagey.

For once, I expect the same XI as Marca:

Diego López
Mario GasparCarlos Marchena – Gonzalo Rodríguez – Joan Capdevila
Rubén Cani – Bruno SorianoBorja ValeroSanti Cazorla
Nilmar – Giuseppe Rossi

 

Sign of the apocalypse? I will be paying the bills during this match, so Allen, please take it away.

Prediction: I may have voted for a one-goal Villarreal win, but I think we can do better. Borja wants a 3-0 scoreline, but I don't think we can keep out the Dutch side for 90 minutes. 3-1 to Villarreal, with Rossi at the double. Endavant!