What a game of football! Villarreal played to their best at the Riazor stadium to beat RC Deportivo de La Coruña and guarantee, at least, sixth place in the league and UEFA Europa League football for next season, for the fifth consecutive year. Goals by Samu Castillejo (2), Manu Trigueros and Denis Cheryshev gave the Yellow Submarine the crucial victory, not to mention the magician that is Pablo Fornals providing two assists, which takes him to 12 for the season joint with Messi as the players with the highest number of assists in LaLiga.
Villarreal CF Manager, Javi Calleja, shared his satisfaction in the press conference after beating RC Deportivo and having mathematically secured European football for next season: “We’ve achieved, a minimum, of sixth place. There’s a chance for us to finish fifth and be able to avoid the playoffs. I am so proud of this team. It is a huge success to play in Europe for the fifth consecutive year”.