Danjuma opens his Villarreal account but could only give Emery his third draw of the La Liga Campaign
All the action was against Villarreal as Atlético tormented the Yellow Submarine in the first half. Villarreal was clearly missing Parejo, the creative spark in midfield.
Emery was hoping things would change in the second half with every hope of breaking his record of never beating Diego Simeone.
It took 52 minutes to beat the deadlock and against the run of play. The first goal went to Villarreal. 52 minutes in Pino took on the defence with a beautiful dancing run. The starlet cut the ball back to find Manu Trigueros who sent the ball into the top right-hand corner.
In typical fashion, Atlético were quick to pounce on Villarreal’s laxity in the 56th minute. After a mistake between Lbs and a bad throw in. Correa cut the ball back from the right-hand side and found Suarez (the biggest cheat in football) who slotted the ball into the back of the net.
Danjuma the 20 Million signing for Villarreal opened his La Liga account for Villarreal. Pino was instrumental yet again as he latched onto a mistake by the Atlético defence. He found awaiting Danjuma on the edge of the box who did not hesitate in blasting the ball past Oblak.
Disaster struck between the Mandi and Rulli who would have otherwise had a flawless game. In the 96th minute, a harmless cross found the head of Mandi. The defender headed the ball back to his keeper. Rulli for some reason was covering Lb, miscommunicated and the ball rolled into the back of the net. The final score was 2-2 which leaves Villarreal devastated in almost guaranteed victory.