Crazy Ball – Liverpool's transfer target in January brought his team to third in the Spanish League standings, one ranking and one point behind Real Madrid, after a 2-0 win over Ronaldo's club in LaLiga match, Tuesday (3/11).
Villarreal beat Real Valladolid, the club belonging to Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, in the Spanish league match on Tuesday. Now the team nicknamed the Yellow Submarines are collecting 15 points, snorting behind the shoulders of Real Madrid who are one in the ranking and one point above in second place in the standings, but Zinedine Zidane's men have one game to save.
Samuel Chukwueze, who was Liverpool's transfer target in January 2020, opened the scoring for Villarreal in the 21st minute before Pau Torres added his second 16 minutes later. The 2-0 halftime score lasted until the end with another goal from Gerard Moreno midway through the second half ruled out by the referee.
Villarreal have been strong at the start of the 2020/21 season under the coach who won the Europa League three times, Unai Emery. Since entering to take over the Yellow Submarine team, the team's performance has jumped dramatically with four wins, three draws and only one defeat from its first eight LaLiga matches.
The only defeat in the Spanish league this season came at the hands of Barcelona by a painful score, 4-0, on September 28, but Villarreal managed to hold off strong Atletico Madrid 0-0 on October 3, before a 2-1 win over Valencia. who was faltering due to financial problems.
Villarreal also performed well in the Europa League, winning 5-3 over Turkish side Sivasspor on 23 October, before winning again at Qarabag FK with a score of 1-3. This is not surprising given Unai Emery's reputation in the European second caste competition.
Liverpool once offered Samuel Chukwueze, the goalscorer last night, for 35 million Euros in January 2020 but was rejected by Villarreal with the Nigerian player believed to have a € 65 million release clause.
Source: Outperforming Ronaldo's Team, Liverpool's Target is One Point Below Real Madrid
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