The Yellow Submarine won with solvency against the Bundesliga vice-champion (0-2)
Gerard Moreno and Rulli signed the fine individual performances of the afternoon
Villarreal beat Borussia Dortmund in the third pre-season friendly thanks to their security in defense, especially in the first half in which Gerónimo Rulli supported the yellow team with great saves, and the offensive efficiency of Gerard Moreno and Samu Chukwueze.
Marcos Reus had the first big chance for the German team in the first minute of the match after a good collective play, but Rulli cleared the cross shot with ease while on the next play a shot from Bellingham touched the yellow defense.
Two actions that advanced what would be the scenario of the match, with a German team that carried the initiative and smothered Villarreal with their pressurebut in the final meters he ran into the yellow keeper, who made several worthy saves for Malen, Brandt and Adeyemi to maintain the tie.
Whereas, Unai Emery’s side were inaccurate and couldn’t start a counterattack with only one opportunity for Danjuma after a heads-up.
But when Villarreal were suffering the most, Coquelin recovered the ball in the middle of the German attack, moved forward and passed it to Parejo, who, with a fine pass into space, helped Gerard Moreno, who beat Meyer with a goal that went through the whole team after a first attempt that the goalkeeper stopped with his chest.
after the break, Villarreal’s sensations were much better than in the first act and showed an improved version. The yellow box had control of the game and Jackson was close to scoring the second after a perfect release, but Meunier took the shot under the sticks (m.52).
Villarreal’s second goal was quick to arrive and Chukwueze beat Meyer receiving a pass from Capua on the edge of the box after a move between Gérard and the French player.
Less than ten minutes from the end the first clear chance for Dortmund in the second half, with a shot from Moukoko cleared by Rulli. Villarreal came close to scoring the third after a Chukwueze shot crashed into the post.