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On The Spot Report: Villarreal See Red As Celta Vigo Victorious 4-2

Controversial decisions leave Villarreal scraping for Europe despite Europa League Final.

Villarreal CF v RC Celta - La Liga Santander Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

A lively first half set the scene for what turned into a highly controversial match for Villarreal as Vigo Vandalise the Yellow Submarine 4:2

It was the 19th minute that goal finally struck the net. Following a sceptical challenge by Nolito on Trigueros, Aaron Martin curled in a beautiful cross from the left-hand side. Santi Mina with a terrific leap latched on it sending a stunning header into the top left-hand corner. 1-0

Villarreal instantly responded in the 24th minute. Ruben Pena with a dazzling run at RB cut back on his left foot. He sent a perfect cross into the middle. Moi Gomez with a simple header into the left-hand corner 1-1

34 minutes in was one of the strangest Referee decisions of La Liga. 50 50 challenge as Asenjo jumped for the ball and fans will assume was because he collided with Hugo Mallo. The referee awards a penalty and VAR agrees. Santi Mina makes it 2-1 Celta.

43 minutes VAR overturns a red card which was awarded to Araujo for a dangerous 2 footed challenge. The referee overturns the decision to yellow. Villarreal was understandably disgruntled in the 48th minute Vigo were awarded another penalty. Braz Mendez steps up to make it 3-1 following two controversial Referee decisions

The final bullet hit Villarreal in the corazon took place in 54 minute. The Yellow submarine were caughting napping yet again in defence. Marin with a cross the ball flew past the defence to find an unmarked Solari who put the ball in the back on the net 4-1.

In the 87 minute A consolation penalty was given to Villarreal following a handball by Varquez. Gerard Moreno stepped up to score his first goal since the 17th April.

It was a controversial and wet game which Villarreal can feel very agrived. The Yellow Submarine will be hoping Betis are defeated by Granda in Monday’s match as the race for the Europe places.