Following a International Break Villarreal’s run was extended after a Moreno hat-trick beat off Granada 3-0
7 minutes in Villarreal were awarded an early penalty yet again curtesy of VAR. A short corner was played to Trigueros. Trigueros curled it in to glance of the header of Pau Torres. The ball struck the arm of Victor Diaz as it was going wide. Leading goal scorer Gerard Moreno stepped up making it 1-0.
18 minutes on the in form striker added further to his La Liga tally. In a chance that looked like it had passed from the floor Trigueros laid the ball of to Gerard. With a beautiful pivot Moreno span past the defender and was through goal. With a beautiful flick the Catalan send the ball towards the goal making it 2-0
Granada ever the attacking threat immediately attempted to strike back in the 19t minute. Ex Villarreal striker Soldado was put through on goal by Montoro. His right footed shot was saved by ever vigilant Asenjo.
As the players set out for the second half Villarreal were wary of Granada’s reputation as the come back kings of La Liga.
Villarreal secured their victory in the 60th minute. Moreno played a beautiful through ball through to Carlos Bacca. The Columbian was through on goal only to be brought down by Rui Silva in the penalty area. Gerard Moreno stepped up to earn his first hat-trick of La Liga 20/21 making it 3-0.
Granada were awarded a consolation goal opportunity in the 80th Minute. Capoue who had a flawless game up until this point brought down a Granada attacker. Veteran striker Molina stepped up to take the penalty only to sky the ball over the crossbar.
Villarreal ended the match with the return of Alberto Moreno who played his first game of the season. It was a well deserved victory for the Yellow Submarine. Granada very rarely threatened the goal after a strong defencive display from the Yellow. The perfect warm up for their European League match against Dinamo Zagreb