Granada drop points against Villarreal: 2-2 at the Madrigal

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Technical card:
Villarreal: Rui Silva, Dimitri Foulquier, German Sanchez, Domingos Duarte, Carlos Neva, Luis Suarez, Luis Milla, Angel Montoro, Yangel Herrera, Darwin Machis and Roberto Soldado
Granada: Sergio Asenjo, Juan Foyth, Pau Torres, Raul Albiol, Alfonso Pedraza, Dani Parejo, Manu Trigueros, Etienne Capoue, Fer Nino, Moi Gomez and Ruben Pena
Stadium: the Madrigal
Goals: Roberto Soldado (0-1, min. 21), Ruben Pena (1-1, min. 29), Moi Gomez (2-1, min. 65) and Robert Kenedy (2-2, min. 75)

Villarreal were held to 2-2 draw by Granada down on Wednesday at the Madrigal. Villarreal were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Celta away (4-0), the other to Levante at home (2-1) whilst Granada were beaten 4-0 in the previous match against Barcelona. As the table looks today, Villarreal are in 4th place on the table and has 33 points while Granada sit in 7th with 28 points after 19 matches.

The first half of the game started favourably for Granada, beginning with a goal from Roberto Soldado in minute 21. However, their lead didn’t last for long, as an equalizer from a Ruben Pena, 29 minutes in brought Villarreal level, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-1.

Villarreal took the initiative in the second half, thanks to Moi Gomez opening the scoring in the 65th minute. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a Robert Kenedy in the 75th minute brought Granada level, and the game ended 2-2.

For Villarreal Carlos Bacca, Yeremi Pino, Paco Alcacer and Francis Coquelin came on for Fer Nino, Manu Trigueros, Moi Gomez and Etienne Capoue, while Granada replaced Robert Kenedy, Jorge Molina, Yan Eteki, Antonio Puertas and Jesus Vallejo with Luis Suarez, Roberto Soldado, Angel Montoro, Luis Milla and Darwin Machis.

The referee booked Manu Trigueros and Francis Coquelin from Villarreal. Granada had the worst of it though, with Luis Milla, Yangel Herrera and Darwin Machis seeing yellow, and Yan Eteki then sent off with a red.

Granada and Villarreal will next play away to Osasuna and Huesca respectively.

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