Villarreal welcome Olympique Lyonnais to the Ceramica, needing to win by three clear goals (or 2-0) to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg. The Yellow Submarine can take some heart from the fact they competed quite well with Lyon in the first half, and could have arguably taken the lead before halftime, but some clinical (and lucky?) finishing from the French side and our leaky defense made life difficult.
The Villarreal side named for the tie is:
Keepers: Asenjo and Barbosa
Defenders: Mario, Alvaro, Victor Ruiz, Jaume Costa, Rukavina, Bonera
Midfielders: Cheryshev, Fornbals, Castillejo, Trigueros, Rodrigo, Javi Fuego, Soriano, Raba
Strikers: Bacca and Unal
Prediction: Villarreal 2-1 Lyon? or...possibly 3-1 and extra time, or 2-0? We can hope. ENDAVANT