Villarreal take all 3 points, after 3-1 victory against Osasuna

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Technical card:
Osasuna: Sergio Asenjo, Mario Gaspar, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Pervis Estupinan, Yeremi Pino, Juan Foyth, Dani Parejo, Manu Trigueros, Gerard Moreno and Fer Nino
Villarreal: Ruben Martinez, Nacho Vidal, David Garcia, Aridane, Juan Cruz, Roberto Torres, Jon Moncayola, Oier, Ruben Garcia, Ante Budimir and Jonathan Calleri
Stadium: Estadio El Sadar
Goals: Gerard Moreno (0-1, min. 7), Fer Nino (0-2, min. 29), Roberto Torres (1-2, min. 70) and Gerard Moreno (1-3, min. 86)

Villarreal’s 3-1 win over Osasuna on Saturday, was hard fought at Estadio El Sadar. Osasuna arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Real Madrid in their previous game. Villarreal were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Celta and Levante. As the table looks today, Osasuna are in 19th place on the table and has 15 points while Villarreal sit in 3rd with 32 points after 14 matches.

Villarreal started strongly in the first half, beginning with a goal from Gerard Moreno in the early minutes of the first 45 minutes. Later, Villarreal took the lead with a goal form a goal from Fer Nino in the 29th minute, which saw the first half end 2-0.

Osasuna took the initiative in the second half, thanks to Roberto Torres opening the scoring in the 70th minute. Villarreal extended the margin thanks to a new goal from Gerard Moreno, scoring his second goal in the 86th minute just before the final whistle to establish the 3-1. The game ended with a 3-1 victory for Villarreal.

For Osasuna Unai Garcia, Darko Brasanac, Enrique Barja, Facundo Roncaglia and Javier Martinez Calvo came on for Juan Cruz, Jonathan Calleri, Jon Moncayola, Nacho Vidal and Oier, while Villarreal replaced Moi Gomez, Jaume Costa, Samuel Chukwueze, Ruben Pena and Alex Millan with Juan Foyth, Pervis Estupinan, Yeremi Pino, Fer Nino and Gerard Moreno.

The referee booked five players. Oier and Unai Garcia from Osasuna saw yellow cards and Aridane sent off with a red, as well as for Villarreal Yeremi Pino and Gerard Moreno saw yellows.

Osasuna will next play Valencia away, with Villarreal facing Granada at home.

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