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Ruben Cani finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. FC Twente 1 (2)-(8) 3 Villarreal.The assist for the goal came from Marco Ruben.
Douglas Franco gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marco Ruben. Soriano Bruno takes the free kick.
Bart Buysse gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Hernan Perez. Bart Buysse is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Placed penalty scored by Marco Ruben. FC Twente 1 (2)-(7) 2 Villarreal.
Ruben Cani takes a shot. Save by Sander Boschker.
Marco Ruben takes a shot. Blocked by Douglas Franco. Mubarak Wakaso takes the outswinging corner, Alexander Bannink makes a clearance.
Alexander Bannink is brought on as a substitute for Bryan Ruiz.
Shot from deep inside the area by Hernan Perez goes over the bar.
Mateo Musacchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bart Buysse. (Villarreal) makes a substitution, with Garcia Joan Oriol coming on for Carlos Marchena. Direct free kick taken by Bart Buysse.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Thilo Leugers. Free kick taken by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Giuseppe Rossi goes off and Hernan Perez comes on.
Ruben Cani takes a shot. Sander Boschker makes a comfortable save.
Unfair challenge on Mateo Musacchio by Marc Janko results in a free kick. Ola John replaces Marc Janko. Free kick taken by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Handball by Giuseppe Rossi. Free kick taken by Oguchi Onyewu.
Marco Ruben takes a shot. Save by Sander Boschker. Corner taken by Mubarak Wakaso, save by Sander Boschker.
Ruben Cani comes on in place of Borja Valero.
Denny Landzaat comes on in place of Wout Brama.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Dwight Tiendalli on Mubarak Wakaso. Dwight Tiendalli sent from the field by the ref for professional foul. Penalty taken left-footed by Giuseppe Rossi and scored. FC Twente 1 (2)-(6) 1 Villarreal.
Jose Manuel Catala takes a shot. Save by Sander Boschker.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bryan Ruiz on Perez Martinez Mario. Perez Martinez Mario takes the free kick.
Giuseppe Rossi takes a shot. Save by Sander Boschker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Matilla by Thilo Leugers. Thilo Leugers is shown a yellow card. Soriano Bruno takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Marc Janko. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the direct free kick.
Oguchi Onyewu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Borja Valero. Giuseppe Rossi produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Corner taken by Borja Valero from the left by-line, save by Sander Boschker.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marco Ruben on Douglas Franco. Direct free kick taken by Thilo Leugers.
Centre by Emir Bajrami.
Marc Janko challenges Mateo Musacchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mateo Musacchio takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giuseppe Rossi by Wout Brama. Borja Valero crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Marc Janko by Jose Manuel Catala results in a free kick. The referee cautions Jose Manuel Catala for unsporting behaviour. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Theo Janssen.
The ball is sent over by Emir Bajrami, Marc Janko has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Thilo Leugers is caught offside. Perez Martinez Mario takes the direct free kick.
Borja Valero produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Emir Bajrami concedes a free kick for a foul on Perez Martinez Mario. Perez Martinez Mario takes the direct free kick.
Soriano Bruno gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz. Direct free kick taken by Bryan Ruiz.
Emir Bajrami finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. FC Twente 1 (2)-(5) 0 Villarreal.Assist on the goal came from Bryan Ruiz.
Foul by Javier Matilla on Thilo Leugers, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wout Brama.
Thilo Leugers challenges Borja Valero unfairly and gives away a free kick. Perez Martinez Mario restarts play with the free kick.
Perez Martinez Mario produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Thilo Leugers concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Matilla. Javier Matilla takes the direct free kick.
Soriano Bruno concedes a free kick for a foul on Wout Brama. Free kick taken by Thilo Leugers.
A cross is delivered by Emir Bajrami, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a comfortable save.
Bryan Ruiz fouled by Mubarak Wakaso, the ref awards a free kick. Bryan Ruiz takes the free kick.
Foul by Mateo Musacchio on Marc Janko, free kick awarded. Theo Janssen restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Emir Bajrami. Rodriguez Diego Lopez restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Marc Janko by Perez Martinez Mario results in a free kick. Theo Janssen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Perez Martinez Mario.
Mubarak Wakaso sends in a cross, clearance by Douglas Franco.
Emir Bajrami has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Marc Janko. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Thilo Leugers by Borja Valero results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bart Buysse.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Giuseppe Rossi on Thilo Leugers. Free kick taken by Wout Brama.
The referee blows for offside. Jose Manuel Catala takes the free kick.
Valero wary of Twente threat
Villarreal playmaker Borja Valero admits Sunday's 5-0 hammering by Valencia may offer FC Twente a glimmer of hope that they can pull off a stunning turnaround in the Europa League quarter-final second leg.
The Yellow Submarine put one foot into the semi-finals with an emphatic 5-1 win over the Dutch league leaders last week.
However, they were on the receiving end of a beating of their own at the weekend as local rivals and fellow Champions League hopefuls Valencia ran riot at La Mestalla in their La Liga clash.
Valero, therefore, insists Juan Carlos Garrido's side will be extra sharp in Enschede as they bid to secure a last-four spot against Porto or Spartak Moscow.
"We're alert for the game against Twente and I'm sure we will have a good game in Holland to finish the tie," said the former West Brom midfielder.
"I'm sure it will motivate Twente a little to see the league result, but we had a bad day (on Sunday) and not every day is a party, so we're going to have to do well to ensure this doesn't happen again."
Villarreal stunned the Eredivisie leaders with goals from Nilmar (two), Carlos Marchena, Valero and Giuseppe Rossi in Castellon last week.
Twente pulled a late goal back through Marc Janko to give them a glimmer of hope for the second leg but Villarreal remain overwhelming favourites to progress.
Garrido will be without six players for the match, including key attackers Nilmar and Santi Cazorla, who are both suspended, while Marcos Senna, Gonzalo, Angel Lopez and Xavi Oliva are all injured.
Jose Manuel Catala recently returned after injury and said: "The key to the game is going to be the first 20 minutes. If we can get hold of the ball and stop them scoring we will have taken a big step.
"They will come out on the attack and won't worry so much about defending, so it will be very important for us to take advantage of our chances on the counter-attack.
"What happened on Sunday (defeat to Valencia) was a serious warning that we can't relax at all on Thursday. Twente will do everything to get back in the tie, but we must be calm in the knowledge we are doing things well and not lose confidence."
Twente hope to have striker Janko available while Denny Landzaat should be fit for the clash.
Villarreal make serene progress
FC Twente's hopes of an unlikely Europa League fightback flickered only briefly as Villarreal made ultimately straightforward progress to the semi-finals with a 3-1 victory that ensured an 8-2 aggregate win.
The Spanish side held a commanding 5-1 first-leg lead but Emir Bajrami's first-half goal raised slim hopes for the hosts, needing to win 4-0 at De Grolsch Veste.
They were unable to build on that, though, and Giuseppe Rossi's penalty - and a red card for Dwight Tiendalli - ended even the slightest doubts before a late second spot-kick from Marco Ruben and a fine finish from Cani rounded off an 8-2 aggregate win for the Yellow Submarine.
The heavy first-leg deficit meant Twente needed goals desperately but Bajrami's ferocious long-range effort, blocked by goalkeeper Diego Lopez, was the only shot in anger in a lacklustre opening 20 minutes.
Villarreal full-back Mario Gaspar shot just wide of the near post when well placed at the other end but chances were at a premium.
Twente broke the deadlock, though, when Bryan Ruiz slipped the ball to Theo Janssen, who produced a superb back-heeled return pass to play the striker into the penalty area.
As Lopez came out to narrow the angle, Ruiz squared unselfishly for Bajrami to slide in and tap the ball into the empty net while team-mate Marc Janko appealed justifiably but needlessly for a penalty, having been hauled down by Mateo Musacchio.
More superb work from Bajrami almost led to a second goal. The tricky playmaker twisted through defenders and fizzed a low cross across the edge of the six-yard box but it was too far in front of Ruiz and even the towering Janko, as both lunged despairingly at the ball.
Twente keeper Sander Boschker punched clear Borja Valero's corner and was back in position to gather Mubarak Wakaso's looping header to preserve his side's lead on the night into half-time.
Rossi blazed a free-kick high and wide after the resumption as he sought to catch Boschker off guard and the keeper then saved from the Italian after a muscular jinking run.
It was Rossi who killed the tie off once and for all, though, from the penalty spot.
Tiendalli's appalling touch in his own penalty area was seized on by Mubarak and Tiendalli brought the Ghanaian youngster down and was sent off. Rossi tucked away the spot-kick, sending Boschker the wrong way after a staccato run-up.
Musacchio's unchallenged surge into attack ended with the veteran Boschker unconventionally saving from Ruben with his face and, with Twente seemingly a spent force, Ruben was sufficiently emboldened to try his luck from 40 yards. Boschker saved with ease.
Hernan Perez carved out a chance to mark his European debut with a goal but, after stepping neatly inside Thilo Leugers, he flashed a shot wide - an effort soon emulated by Ruben.
Perez's lightning pace drew another foul in the penalty area though, this time from Bart Buysse, and Ruben finished low beyond the dive of Boschker.
And Cani rubbed salt into the wounds, lashing home after 40-year-old Boschker had saved from Ruben. Boschker was lucky to see a stoppage-time clearance bounce wide off Ruben and Alexander Bannink failed to convert Bajrami's cross at the other end.
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