An unforgettable night in Europe. Two goals courtesy of Cédric Bakambu helped Villarreal take down Bayer 04 Leverkusen and give them the advantage going into the second leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 that will be played next Thursday 17th March at 7pm CET in the BayArena stadium.
The Submarine came out all guns blazing, going straight for the opposition. Not even two minutes had passed when the Yellows came close to scoring as Mario put in a great cross but Soldado couldn’t convert; both his first shot saved by Leno and the rebound failing to break the deadlock.
The Villarreal CF manager, Marcelino García Toral, was very proud of the work that his players: “It’s a great result. To score a goal early on put us on the right track. But this tie is by no means settled, but we are the favourites now. We’re happy, but the knockout phase isn’t over yet”.
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