Villarreal, with sufficiency and without pomp, achieved their classification as group winners in Turkey for the round of 32 of the Europa League in the absence of the last day. Those of Emery defeated a Sivasspor who presented himself with what he could, with a call that added only 15 footballers, reduced by the covid and without being able to count on his coach, in quarantine. The exit to the pitch of Parejo and Trigueros ended up dismantling the scaffolding of Sivasspor, surpassed by a Villarreal with more packaging and pose that was enough with the goal of Chukwueze.
Unai Emery’s management of its extensive staff, presenting homegrown players with a good present and a hopeful future, is providing a great return to the yellow team. A single defeat in 16 games adding LaLiga and the Europa League, where Villarreal has become a classic, with 88 goals scored is the top scorer in the second continental competition that replaced the defunct UEFA.
In Sivas, at 21, Samu Chukwueze was the veteran of the fresh trio of attackers that Emery had, along with the Nigerian winger Fer Niño (20) and Take Kubo (19), seconded brilliantly by another youth, Álex Baena (19) . Later, Emery decided to shore up the kids’ game with the entry of Parejo and Trigueros to form their most recognizable midfield in LaLiga. The Sivasspor began to tremble, clinging to the tie that did not last long. Foyth had the first from Villarreal after Niño extended a corner kick thrown by Kubo. Coquelin’s opportunity was immediately clearer, who finished off a good cross from Jaume Costa at the base of Samassa’s right post. Sivasspor soon assumed the yellow superiority, the Turkish team conservative despite the need to add to reach the last day with chances of qualifying. Lacking depth, Villarreal’s greatest dominance, with its European line-up and Iborra as captain, did not bring him any benefit in the first act in which Sivasspor barely peered into Rulli’s area.
Sivasspor kept their gray script after the break while Villarreal lacked speed of execution, restrained in attack. Until Emery got serious and bet on the entrance of Parejo and Trigueros. The midfielder filtered an excellent pass for the entrance of Jaume Costa, who assisted Chukwueze to push the goal that certifies Villarreal’s pass to the round of 32 of the Europa League, Unai Emery’s competition.