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  • Date:17 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:El Madrigal
  • Attendance:23,000
( agg 5 - 3 )
  • Santi Cazorla (32) Rossi (60)
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez - og (83)
Goal!

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94mins

Daniel Schwaab has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

93mins

Effort on goal by Honorato da Silva Nilmar from 20 yards. Rene Adler makes a save.

92mins

A cross is delivered by Stefan Reinartz, Eren Derdiyok has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

92mins

The official flags Marco Ruben offside. Direct free kick taken by Rene Adler.

90mins

Soares Renato Augusto has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

89mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Michael Ballack goes over the bar.

89mins

The referee blows for offside against Ruben Cani. Stefan Reinartz takes the free kick.

89mins

Corner taken right-footed by Soriano Bruno.

88mins

Ruben Cani takes a shot. Save made by Rene Adler.

87mins

Lars Bender goes into the referee's book.

83mins

Stefan Reinartz produces a cross. Gonzalo Rodriguez scores an own goal. Villarreal 2 (5)-(3) 1 Bayer Leverkusen.Stefan Reinartz provided the assist for the goal.

81mins

Michael Ballack concedes a free kick for a foul on Marco Ruben. Direct free kick taken by Jose Manuel Catala.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marco Ruben by Lars Bender. Ruben Cani crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

80mins

Ruben Cani on for Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

79mins

The ball is sent over by Michal Kadlec, save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

77mins

Outswinging corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto.

76mins

Foul by Mateo Musacchio on Michael Ballack, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Soares Renato Augusto from the free kick, clearance by Mateo Musacchio.

75mins

Daniel Schwaab concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Manuel Catala. Free kick taken by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla. The referee cautions Daniel Schwaab for persistent infringement.

74mins

Joan Capdevila comes on in place of Borja Valero.

70mins

Unfair challenge on Soares Renato Augusto by Gonzalo Rodriguez results in a free kick. Gonzalo Rodriguez shown a yellow card. The ball is delivered by Sami Hyypia, Stefan Reinartz has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

69mins

Honorato da Silva Nilmar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Giuseppe Rossi.

69mins

Michael Ballack produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

68mins

Michael Ballack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Borja Valero. Gonzalo Rodriguez takes the free kick.

67mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stefan Reinartz.

63mins

Daniel Schwaab is brought on as a substitute for Domagoj Vida.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mateo Musacchio on Sidney Sam. Lars Bender restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Goal scored by Giuseppe Rossi from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Villarreal 2 (5)-(2) 0 Bayer Leverkusen.Gonzalez Santi Cazorla provided the assist for the goal.

59mins

Corner taken by Michal Kadlec from the right by-line to the near post, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Manuel Catala by Lars Bender. Rodriguez Diego Lopez restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Outswinging corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto from the right by-line, Mateo Musacchio manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Soares Renato Augusto takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Mateo Musacchio.

59mins

Corner taken by Eren Derdiyok.

58mins

Soares Renato Augusto takes a shot from 20 yards. Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.

56mins

The referee blows for offside. Rene Adler takes the free kick.

56mins

Corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto.

55mins

Corner taken right-footed by Simon Rolfes from the right by-line, clearance made by Mateo Musacchio.

55mins

Centre by Giuseppe Rossi, Sami Hyypia manages to make a clearance.

54mins

The ball is crossed by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

54mins

Simon Rolfes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

53mins

Michael Ballack comes on in place of Stefan Kiessling.

51mins

Carlos Marchena is adjudged to have handled the ball. Soares Renato Augusto takes the free kick.

49mins

The ball is delivered by Domagoj Vida, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a comfortable save.

45mins

Carlos Marchena concedes a free kick for a foul on Soares Renato Augusto. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Soares Renato Augusto, brilliant save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

44mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Sidney Sam goes over the bar.

44mins

Sami Hyypia produces a cross, clearance made by Gonzalo Rodriguez.

43mins

Gonzalo Castro goes off and Sidney Sam comes on.

40mins

Eren Derdiyok concedes a free kick for a foul on Gonzalo Rodriguez. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sami Hyypia by Marco Ruben. Rene Adler restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto, clearance by Soriano Bruno.

35mins

Soares Renato Augusto takes a shot. Comfortable save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

33mins

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Villarreal 1 (4)-(2) 0 Bayer Leverkusen.Giuseppe Rossi provided the assist for the goal.

31mins

Michal Kadlec shown a yellow card.

31mins

Michal Kadlec concedes a free kick for a foul on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla. Borja Valero takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Eren Derdiyok crosses the ball.

25mins

Jose Manuel Catala fouled by Lars Bender, the ref awards a free kick. Gonzalez Santi Cazorla takes the direct free kick.

24mins

Michal Kadlec delivers the ball, comfortable save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

22mins

Michal Kadlec concedes a free kick for a foul on Borja Valero. Gonzalez Santi Cazorla takes the indirect free kick.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Soriano Bruno on Eren Derdiyok. Eren Derdiyok restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Stefan Kiessling is caught offside. Rodriguez Diego Lopez restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Outswinging corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto, Mateo Musacchio makes a clearance.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mateo Musacchio on Eren Derdiyok. Free kick crossed right-footed by Soares Renato Augusto from left wing, Mateo Musacchio makes a clearance.

17mins

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Giuseppe Rossi goes wide right of the target.

15mins

Foul by Mateo Musacchio on Stefan Kiessling, free kick awarded. Eren Derdiyok produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

14mins

Soares Renato Augusto takes a shot. Save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

13mins

Stefan Reinartz goes into the referee's book for persistent infringement.

12mins

Unfair challenge on Giuseppe Rossi by Stefan Reinartz results in a free kick. Gonzalez Santi Cazorla takes the direct free kick.

8mins

Domagoj Vida takes a shot. Save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Marco Ruben by Lars Bender results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Borja Valero.

7mins

Centre by Borja Valero, Domagoj Vida manages to make a clearance.

3mins

The referee blows for offside. Rene Adler restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Rolfes confident ahead of Villarreal test Bayer Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes has backed his side to win at Villarreal on Thursday night and progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Leverkusen went down 3-2 in the first leg last week, substitute Nilmar scoring twice, including a last-minute winner. That put them in pole position to make it into the last eight, but Rolfes said his side were taking heart from their 1-0 win at Mainz at the weekend. "It was good that three days later we had to get out on the pitch again and we could win. That certainly does our psyche a power of good," Rolfes told the club's official website. The win over Mainz moved second-placed Leverkusen to within nine points of leaders Borussia Dortmund. "We are accustomed to being under pressure, even in the Bundesliga we have to win games," added Rolfes. "We have shown we are very strong straight away, so why should we not win in Villarreal as well?" Villarreal were brought back down to earth following their success in the first leg as they were held 1-1 at home by nine-man Sporting Gijon in La Liga at the weekend - leaving the Yellow Submarine with just one win in their last seven league games. Juan Carlos Garrido's side were undone by a Sporting penalty equaliser deep into stoppage-time at the end of that game, but it is the start of Thursday's clash against Leverkusen to which Villarreal defender Gonzalo Rodriguez believes his side need to pay extra caution. The centre-back, who conceded the penalty that allowed lowly Sporting to gain a point, said: "The important thing is that they (Leverkusen) don't score in the opening minutes because that would give them a lot of hope. "We know we have good strikers and while I'm sure they are going to have chances to score, it's most important that Leverkusen don't get any against us. "In the opening minutes they will play a direct style of football because they have very strong players in the air. The Argentinian knows his side need to be switched on for the whole match as well though, not just the start, adding: "When they are knockout ties you can't relax. "Bayer are very strong and we have to be attentive for the whole 90 minutes, although I'm sure they will be worried about our players. "We will try to get the win and make our fans happy." Coach Garrido welcomes back Spain full-back Joan Capdevila, who was suspended for the first leg, but Marcos Senna and Angel Lopez remain injury absentees.

Formation:442Manager: Juan Carlos Garrido

Villarreal

Formation: 433Manager: Josef Heynckes

Bayer Leverkusen

  • Rodriguez Diego Lopez
  • Perez Martinez Mario
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez
  • Mateo Musacchio
  • Jose Manuel Catala
  • Carlos Marchena
  • Soriano Bruno
  • Gonzalez Santi Cazorla
  • Borja Valero
  • Marco Ruben
  • Giuseppe Rossi
  • SUBS
  • Sanchez Juan Carlos
  • Honorato da Silva Nilmar
  • Ruben Cani
  • Joan Capdevila
  • Javier Matilla
  • Olivas Kiko
  • Mubarak Wakaso

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Match Report

Villarreal book last-eight spot Santi Cazorla and Giuseppe Rossi teamed up brilliantly to help Villarreal ease into the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at El Madrigal. Holding a slender lead following their 3-2 win in Germany last week, the Spanish side made sure of their progression thanks to Cazorla's first-half goal and and Rossi's strike after the break against a spirited Leverkusen side who clawed one back through Gonzalo Rodriguez's late own goal. Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez was imperious throughout, though, with the Bundesliga side creating the better chances but failing to capitalise as their hosts moved through. After a tentative opening, Domagoj Vida had a shot from 25 yards but his left-footed effort was easily caught by Lopez. Renato Augusto also had an attempt for the German outfit but failed to test Lopez any more than his team-mate while Eren Derdiyok's free-kick was similarly tame. At the other end Villarreal forced their first opening in the 17th minute as Rossi smashed wide of goal from close range. In the 33rd minute the Yellow Submarine extended their aggregate lead and took the wind out of Leverkusen. The effervescent Cazorla started and finished it, dropping deep to collect the ball before making his way forward, exchanging a neat one-two with Rossi and sweeping the ball home with his right foot. Leverkusen looked to hit back immediately as Renato Augusto shot from inside the box only to be denied by the seemingly invulnerable Lopez. Sidney Sam had another chance for the Bundesliga side before the half was out but fired over the bar from 12 yards. When Carlos Marchena fouled Renato Augusto a minute later, he got up to take the free-kick himself and really tested Lopez for the first time with a powerful shot which the goalkeeper saved brilliantly. Villarreal once again created something from nothing to rubber-stamp the victory on the half-hour mark, Rossi being fed by Cazorla before creating space and rifling home expertly. Villarreal defender Gonzalo clipped Renato Augusto as he charged into the box and was lucky not to concede a penalty, though he was booked for his trouble. He got himself in more bother in the 84th minute, though, when Lopez was finally beaten by his slice into his own net from Stefan Reinartz's cross.

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