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  • Date:07 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:El Madrigal
  • Attendance:24,000
  • Marchena (21) Valero (42)
    Nilmar (45) Rossi (54)
    Nilmar (79)
  • Janko (90)
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90:02 +0.02

Marc Janko grabs a headed goal from close in. Villarreal 5-1 FC Twente.Peter Wisgerhof provided the assist for the goal.

89:00

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nacer Chadli, Honorato da Silva Nilmar manages to make a clearance.

88:24

Ruben Cani produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

87:37

Honorato da Silva Nilmar goes into the referee's book for time wasting.

87:06

The referee blows for offside. Perez Martinez Mario restarts play with the free kick.

82:31

Unfair challenge on Theo Janssen by Joan Capdevila results in a free kick. Gonzalez Santi Cazorla receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Theo Janssen delivers the ball, Marc Janko takes a shot. Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a comfortable save.

81:15

Olivas Kiko replaces Jose Manuel Catala.

79:46

Goal scored by Honorato da Silva Nilmar from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Villarreal 5-0 FC Twente.Assist by Giuseppe Rossi.

78:24

Borja Valero goes off and Ruben Cani comes on.

75:54

Denny Landzaat on for Wout Brama.

74:36

The ball is swung over by Joan Capdevila, Nikolay Mihailov makes a comfortable save.

72:14

Peter Wisgerhof is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

69:10

Marc Janko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gonzalo Rodriguez. Booking for Marc Janko for unsporting behaviour. Perez Martinez Mario takes the free kick. Joan Capdevila replaces Gonzalo Rodriguez.

66:42

Douglas Franco challenges Borja Valero unfairly and gives away a free kick. Borja Valero takes the direct free kick.

65:30

Unfair challenge on Soriano Bruno by Theo Janssen results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Soriano Bruno.

64:00

The referee penalises Borja Valero for handball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Theo Janssen.

59:20

Nacer Chadli on for Bryan Ruiz.

59:03

Shot from deep inside the area by Marc Janko clears the bar.

58:33

Gonzalez Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Nikolay Mihailov makes a save.

57:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Santi Cazorla by Roberto Rosales. Roberto Rosales is booked. Gonzalez Santi Cazorla delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

54:33

Giuseppe Rossi grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Villarreal 4-0 FC Twente.Soriano Bruno provided the assist for the goal.

53:32

Giuseppe Rossi takes a shot. Comfortable save by Nikolay Mihailov.

53:05

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Bryan Ruiz misses to the left of the goal.

51:09

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen.

50:52

The ball is swung over by Jose Manuel Catala, Douglas Franco makes a clearance.

50:29

Theo Janssen concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Marchena. Free kick taken by Carlos Marchena.

49:46

Marc Janko is caught offside. Free kick taken by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

46:46

Effort from the edge of the area by Perez Martinez Mario goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:53

Unfair challenge on Perez Martinez Mario by Emir Bajrami results in a free kick. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the direct free kick.

45:28 +0.28

Honorato da Silva Nilmar grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Villarreal 3-0 FC Twente.

42:17

Borja Valero finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Villarreal 2-0 FC Twente.The assist for the goal came from Gonzalez Santi Cazorla.

40:09

Corner taken by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla, clearance made by Bryan Ruiz.

39:15

Bryan Ruiz concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Manuel Catala. Free kick taken by Mateo Musacchio.

37:02

Soriano Bruno crosses the ball, clearance by Oguchi Onyewu.

35:36

Foul by Wout Brama on Borja Valero, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jose Manuel Catala.

34:47

Centre by Jose Manuel Catala, Theo Janssen manages to make a clearance.

34:11

Unfair challenge on Giuseppe Rossi by Douglas Franco results in a free kick. Giuseppe Rossi restarts play with the free kick.

33:15

Effort from inside the area by Honorato da Silva Nilmar hits the post.

31:17

(FC Twente) makes a substitution, with Marc Janko coming on for Luuk de Jong.

28:22

Corner taken by Borja Valero from the left by-line, Peter Wisgerhof makes a clearance.

28:11

Short corner taken by Borja Valero from the right by-line.

25:34

The ball is delivered by Jose Manuel Catala, clearance made by Dwight Tiendalli.

25:03

The ball is swung over by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla, save made by Nikolay Mihailov.

23:57

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu on Borja Valero, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Borja Valero.

21:34

Corner from the left by-line taken by Borja Valero, Carlos Marchena finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Villarreal 1-0 FC Twente.Jose Manuel Catala provided the assist for the goal.

20:51

Peter Wisgerhof gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Borja Valero. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla from right channel.

18:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Perez Martinez Mario on Dwight Tiendalli. Theo Janssen takes the free kick.

18:16

Corner taken by Borja Valero from the left by-line, save made by Nikolay Mihailov.

18:09

Centre by Jose Manuel Catala.

16:11

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Borja Valero from the right by-line, clearance made by Oguchi Onyewu.

15:55

The official flags Bryan Ruiz offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gonzalo Rodriguez.

14:15

Theo Janssen takes a shot. Comfortable save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.

12:18

Foul by Mateo Musacchio on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Theo Janssen.

9:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Manuel Catala on Bryan Ruiz. Free kick taken by Roberto Rosales.

8:15

The ball is sent over by Theo Janssen.

5:25

Unfair challenge on Luuk de Jong by Mateo Musacchio results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Theo Janssen from the free kick.

4:32

Outswinging corner taken by Theo Janssen from the left by-line played to the near post, Soriano Bruno makes a clearance.

1:45

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Theo Janssen, Gonzalo Rodriguez manages to make a clearance.

1:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Borja Valero by Theo Janssen. Free kick taken by Borja Valero.

Match Preview

Nilmar looks beyond quarter-finals Striker Nilmar believes Villarreal now boast a squad that can earn the Yellow Submarine their first major trophy, with this season's Europa League firmly in their sights. Villarreal have only been playing top-flight football in Spain since 1998 and are yet to get their hands on any notable silverware, but with the talent at their disposal is seems only a matter of time before that is statistic is remedied. Nilmar and Giuseppe Rossi are a formidable threat up front, while they are ably backed up by a host of Spain internationals, including World Cup winners Joan Capdevila and Carlos Marchena, plus the likes of talented midfielders Borja Valero and Cani. It is a team that should be challenging for honours, and although Juan Carlos Garrido's side are out of contention in La Liga and the Copa del Rey, they are still well in the hunt for Europa League glory, with a quarter-final first leg against in-form FC Twente on Thursday. Brazil international Nilmar said: "We are going into the quarter-finals with high hopes of getting through because there are only five games to go to win a title. "We have the right players to win Villarreal's first title. If we achieve that and also get into the Champions League it would be a spectacular season for us." Coach Garrido added: "Villarreal have the right maturity to win titles. The eight teams that are still in have a possibility to win the Europa League. "We know that winning it is very difficult, but we will give it everything and aim for the title. This club can do it and we want to do it." Standing in Villarreal's way in the quarter-finals are an FC Twente side who have won six of their last seven competitive matches, with their only defeat coming against Zenit St Petersburg in their last Europa League outing - that after the Dutch side had been leading 3-0 from the first leg. Garrido said: "We are facing a great team. We have a lot of respect for Twente because they are the leaders of the Dutch league and are good in attack. I think the tie is at 50-50 and I'm sure that it will be decided in the second leg." Michel Preud'homme's side make the trip to El Madrigal in buoyant mood after moving two points clear at the top of the Eredivisie after beating erstwhile pacesetters PSV Eindhoven 2-0, Theo Janssen scoring both goals. Twente centre-back Douglas said on www.uefa.com : "Villarreal have very good players. They're almost all internationals, with a few exceptions. But we also have quality. I've seen Villarreal a couple of times and they play the same style as Barcelona. "Their two strikers Rossi and Nilmar are especially dangerous and we'll have to watch them closely. We try to play football and we're not afraid of anyone. Villarreal are the favourites, though." The winners of this tie will meet either Porto or Spartak Moscow in the semi-finals.

Formation:442Manager: Juan Carlos Garrido

Villarreal

Formation: 433Manager: Michel Preud'Homme

FC Twente

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

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Match Report

Yellow Submarine torpedo for Twente Villarreal made it a memorable week for Spanish clubs in Europe after they took a giant step towards the semi-finals of the Europa League with a crushing 5-1 win over FC Twente at El Madrigal. Following on from similarly big victories by Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Champions League, Villarreal stunned the Dutch league leaders with goals from Nilmar (two), Carlos Marchena, Borja Valero and Giuseppe Rossi. 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. There was little sign of what was to come as the first 22 minutes of the match passed with little incident. However, after a slow start, Villarreal took the lead with their first real opportunity through Spanish World Cup winner Marchena, and they never looked back after that. The deadlock was broken when Valero's corner was flicked on at the near post by Jose Manuel Catala and Marchena, standing unmarked three yards out, had the simple task of heading into an empty net. That goal sparked Villarreal into life and they had a great chance to make it 2-0 in the 34th minute when Nilmar got in behind the FC Twente defence, but the Brazilian's chip over goalkeeper Nikolay Mihailov came back off the near post. Villarreal did double their lead in the 43rd minute, though, when Valero latched onto a through-ball from Santi Cazorla and coolly slotted a low shot past Mihailov. It was to get even better for the home side before the break as they added a third goal through Nilmar following a poor defensive header from Peter Wisgerhof. Wisgerhof attempted to clear a Villarreal throw but his header went up into the air before falling perfectly for Nilmar to nod past Mihailov. That was an awful way for shellshocked Twente to end the half, but they had an opportunity to pull a goal back at the start of the second half after Theo Janssen picked out Bryan Ruiz's unchecked run into the box. However, Ruiz was unable to take advantage as he headed wide while the Villarreal defence appealed in vain for offside. The Yellow Submarine were far from impressed the flag had not gone up, but they were much happier moments later as Rossi made it 4-0 with a brilliant finish. The Twente defence stood off the Italy international as he made his way to the edge of the area and the striker made them pay as he curled an unstoppable shot into the top corner with Mihailov motionless. That was not the end of Villarreal's scoring either as, after Cazorla had tested Mihailov and Twente substitute Janko had fired over at the far post, the Spaniards made it 5-0 in the 81st minute. Rossi played the ball into strike partner Nilmar on the edge of the box, and the Brazilian cleverly let the ball run across him to wrong-foot the visiting defence before thumping a shot past Mihailov. At that stage Twente looked gone, but they gave themselves a slight lifeline in injury time when Janko headed in following good work by Wisgerhof, although Michel Preud'homme's side still have a massive task if they are to go through.

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