• Nicola Sansone 15'
  • Manu Trigueros 88'
2
Group Stage
Finished
  • Vlad Achim 55'
1
VIL
SBR
KO
  • GOOOOOOOOAL! SANSONE MAKES IT 1-0! Villarreal break down the right brilliantly, with Mario finding plenty of space in behind Momcilovic. A cross from out wide is swept into the box by the right-back, who picks out the Italian at the back post. His first shot is saved by Nita, but he follows up to drill a powerful effort home on the rebound!
    Villarreal
    Goal
    VIL - Nicola Sansone
    15'
  • The hosts are seeing much more of the ball and are playing some neat stuff in between themselves, but the nerves could get the better of them if they can't extend their narrow lead. Enache goes in the book for a second late tackle on Jaume Costa, as he shows his frustration once again.
    Steaua Bucharest
    Yellow card
    SBR - Gabriel Nicolae Enache
    25'
  • Bakambu is the second man to go in the book this evening, as the Villarreal striker goes to ground far too easily. He dives over looking for a free-kick, but is met with a card for simulation instead.
    Villarreal
    Yellow card
    VIL - Cédric Bakambu
    26'
  • Tamas sees the third booking of the game, this time for a cynical trip. The resulting free-kick is nodded to safety with ease.
    Steaua Bucharest
    Yellow card
    SBR - Gabriel Tamas
    32'
  • Musacchio leaves the field of play with his injury problem, with Alvaro coming into the heart of the defence. Villarreal go straight on the attack, with Sansone finding Mario on the right, but a low drive from the right-back zips beyond the far post.
    Villarreal
    Villarreal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out37 - Mateo Musacchio
    Substitution - In3 - Álvaro González
    39'
HT
  • GOOOOOOOOAL! ACHIM MAKES IT 1-1! That could be his first touch! The midfielder manages to guide home a great header from close-range, after neat work down the right-hand side by Tamas. The right-back whips in a great delivery and the substitute applies the important finish.
    Steaua Bucharest
    Goal
    SBR - Vlad Achim
    Steaua Bucharest
    Steaua Bucharest
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out5 - Mihai Pintilii
    Substitution - In20 - Vlad Achim
    55'
  • Golubovic is penalised for catching Alvaro with a flying elbow, and the Villarreal centre-back eventually allows the Steaua substitute to apologise. That is enough for a booking.
    Villarreal
    Yellow card
    VIL - Jonathan dos Santos
    68'
  • Dos Santos picks up a booking for the home side, and the referee is being kept very busy lately.
    Steaua Bucharest
    Yellow card
    SBR - Bojan Golubovic
    68'
  • Boldrin is replaced for the final stages for Steaua, with Popescu given the chance to make himself a hero.
    Steaua Bucharest
    Steaua Bucharest
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out27 - Fernando Boldrin
    Substitution - In23 - Ovidiu Popescu
    77'
  • RED CARD! Tamas takes a loose touch and then tugs back Soriano in an attempt to get goalside of his man. The referee sees that as cynical and gives the Romanian right-back his second yellow of the night.
    Steaua Bucharest
    Red card
    SBR - Gabriel Tamas
    79'
  • Sansone takes his leave after running himself into the ground, with Santos Borre given the chance to find the all-important winner for Villarreal.
    Villarreal
    Villarreal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out10 - Nicola Sansone
    Substitution - In26 - Rafael Borré
    80'
  • Bakambu is replaced for the last five minutes or so, with Rodri Hernandez inserted into the fray to try and make possession count.
    Villarreal
    Villarreal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out13 - Cédric Bakambu
    Substitution - In16 - Rodri
    85'
  • GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! WHAT A GOAL FROM TRIGUEROS! He is found on the right-hand side, before clipping a beautiful chip over the goalkeeper. It is measured to perfection, and catches the underside of the bar on its way into the back of the net. What a sublime finish.
    Villarreal
    Goal
    VIL - Manu Trigueros
    88'
  • Achim gets a late booking for a mistimed tackle on Trigueros.
    Steaua Bucharest
    Yellow card
    SBR - Vlad Achim
    91'
FT
Villarreal
Match stats
Steaua Bucharest
51%
Possession
49%
17
Shots
8
9
Shots (On goal)
4
6
Corners
2
4
Saves
7
8
Fouls
17

Line-ups

13
Sergio Asenjo
2
Mario Gaspar
18
Jaume Costa
14
Manu Trigueros
37
Mateo Musacchio
6
Víctor Ruiz
6
Jonathan dos Santos
21
Bruno Soriano
13
Cédric Bakambu
10
Nicola Sansone
21
Roberto Soriano
Villarreal
4-4-2
0
Florin Nita
4
Gabriel Tamas
15
Marko Momcilovic
55
Alexandru Bourceanu
21
Moke
12
Alin Tosça
44
Gabriel Nicolae Enache
5
Mihai Pintilii
27
Fernando Boldrin
33
Adrian Dumitru Popa
29
William de Amorim
Steaua Bucharest
4-4-2

Team stats

Villarreal

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
014
ForwardsGGASFCFW
85'
00361
80'
15'
10402
DefendersGGASFCFW
00310
00004
00100
39'
00000
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
39'(Mateo Musacchio)
00002
80'(Nicola Sansone)
00010
85'(Cédric Bakambu)
00000
00000
00000
00000
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Steaua Bucharest

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
027
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00120
77'
00111
DefendersGGASFCFW
00100
00011
00012
01032
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
45'(Gabriel Nicolae Enache)
00120
55'(Mihai Pintilii)
55'
10110
77'(Fernando Boldrin)
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--