The Villarreal passed the Borussia Dortmund in the third pre-season friendly thanks to his security in defense, especially in the first half when Geronimo Rulli supported the yellow team with great saves, and the offensive efficiency of Gerard Moreno and Samu Chukwueze.
Marc Reus In the first minute of the game, the first big chance for the German team was given after a good collective game, but Rulli cleared the cross shot with ease while in the next play, a shot from Bellingham hit the yellow defense .
Two actions that advanced what would be the scenario of the match, with a German team who carried the initiative and stifled Villarreal with their pressure, but in the last meters they collided with the yellow goalkeeper, who left several valid saves to Malen, Brandt and Adeyemi to maintain the tie.
During this time, all of Unai Emery He was imprecise and couldn’t counter with a single chance from Danjuma after a heads-up.
But when Villarreal suffered the most, Coquelin recovered the ball in the middle of the German attack, advanced meters and passed it to Parejo, who, with a nice pass into space, helped Gerard Moreno, who beat Meyer with a goal that went through the whole team (m.44) after a first attempt that the goalkeeper stopped with his chest.
After the break, Villarreal’s feelings were much better than in the first act and they 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 (m.67) receiving a pass from Capua on the edge after a game between Gerard and the French player.
Less than ten minutes from the end, Dortmund’s first clear chance came in the second half, with a shot from Moukoko that Rulli cleared. Villarreal came close to scoring the third after a Chukwueze shot crashed into the post.
0 – Borussia Dortmund: Meyer; Süle, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Brandt; Miller, Reus, Malen; and Adeyemi. Also Jugaron Wolf, Bynoe-Gittens, Moukoko, Hazard, Kamara, Passlack and Fink
2 – Villarreal: Roll; Foyth, Mandi, Tours, Stupid; Pine, Couple, Coquelin, Baena; Gerard and Danjuma. Albiol, Jackson, Pedraza, Capoue, Chukwueze, Morales, Trigueros, Iborra and De la Source also played
Goals: 0-1, m.44: Gerard. 0-2, m.67: Chukwueze.
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria). He warned Süle by Dortmund
Incidents: third pre-season friendly match played at the Cashpoint Arena (Austria). Villarreal presented Borussia Dotmund at the start of the match with a shirt signed by the whole team with the number of striker Sebastien Haller, who was diagnosed a few days ago with testicular cancer.