Wednesday April 11, 2012 Day 33 El Madrigal

Villarreal CF v Málaga CF

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  1. Villarreal v Malaga: LIVE

    Villarreal v Malaga: LIVE

    Follow LIVE commentary of the La Liga clash between Villarreal and Malaga at El Madrigal. More

  • Live Commentary

    • 90+4' There goes the final whistle! A 2-1 win for Villarreal. Malaga remain fourth in the table.
    • 90+3' Punched clear by Ruben, but a perfect finish from Hernan Perez. Bookings for Van Nistelrooy and and Camacho, but the home side are surely heading for a 2-1 win.
    • 90+2' GOAL! Perez slams a volley through a crowded area from distance for the home side. Surely the winner.
    • 89' We are into four minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Eliseu brings Fernandez before Marchena knocks a shot wide of goal.
    • 86' Valencia will hold onto third spot in the table with the draw here. Villarreal will stay fourth bottom of the table, five points ahead of Sporting.
    • 84' Van Nistelrooy brings down Marchena. A free-kick to the home side, who are pressing for this winner against the 10 men.
    • 82' GOAL! Senna sticks the ball down the middle as the keeper dived to his left and the home side are level.
    • 81' A red card for Kameni for his foul. Isco is replaced by Ruben Martinez.
    • 80' Perez is brought down by Kameni and the home side have a penalty. Chance for Villarreal to draw level then.
    • 78' Cazorla looks for the run of Van Nistelrooy, who is caught offside.
    • 76' Gonzalo is down injured. He looks as if he has run his race for the evening. He departs to be replaced by Marchena.
    • 74' Nilmar teakes over from Alejandro Martinuccio for Villarreal.
    • 73' Ruud Van Nistelrooy replaces Rondón for the visiting side.
    • 71' Valero throws over a cross. Met by Gonzalo, but the ball flies wide of goal.
    • 69' Villarreal continue to see more of the ball, but the visitors have fired eight shots at goal compared to four by the home team.
    • 67' Cazorla brings down Perez. Meanwhile, Cazorla is going to need some treatment here.
    • 65' Malaga also shuffle their pack with Duda departing to be replaced by Seba Fernandez.
    • 64' Change for the home side as Perez is thrown on to take over from Camunas.
    • 63' Great little pass from Isco, but no celebration from Cazorla out of respect to his old club.
    • 62' Lovely movement and goal. Little more than the home side have deserved for their efforts this evening.
    • 61' GOAL! Cazorla comes back to haunt his old club as he drills the ball home from the edge of the box. Malaga have the lead.
    • 59' The umbrellas start to go up all around El Madrigal. The rain in Spain starts to fall.
    • 57' Rondon nods wide of the home goal from the centre of the goal. Malaga gaining the upper hand here.
    • 55' Camunas is caught offside after setting off too early. Right idea by Catala.
    • 53' Zapata dashes back to win the ball from Eliseu before the visiting midfield brings Zapata crashing to the deck. A booking for Eliseu.
    • 51' Zapata bundes Eliseu to the ground out wide.
    • 49' Kameni tries a through ball, but Rondon is caught offside.
    • 48' Bit of sloppy play by Zapata to lose the ball. The visitors certainly looking the likelier side at the moment to break the deadlock.
    • 47' Malaga win a corner at the outset of the second half. Swung over by Duda, but Senna clears the danger.
    • 46' The visiting side get the second half off and running.
    • 45' There goes the whistle for the break. 0-0 at El Madrigal.
    • 44' Not going to be much time added to the first period.
    • 42' Lotina not looking so happy as the first period draws to a close.
    • 41' On all five occasions Malaga have been in front at half-time this term, they have gone on to win the game.
    • 40' Isco plays the ball to Duda, who slams a drive over the bar from distance.
    • 38' Valero caught offside from Ruben's pass as the home side go on the attack.
    • 36' Rondon forces Diego Lopez to make a smart block. Nice play by Cazorla to play in Rondon.
    • 34' Isco wallops an effort wide of the target! So close for the visiting player with Diego Lopez struggling. Decent save by the home goalkeeper.
    • 32' An offside flag goes up against Ruben from Bruno's pass.
    • 31' Duda goes into the book for bringing down Valero.
    • 30' In his previous reign as Deportivo manager, Miguel Angel Lotina remained unbeaten in six league meetings with Malaga (3W, 3D).
    • 28' Martinuccio smashes an effort at the visiting goal. Nice play by Senna, but the ball flies left of the goal.
    • 26' Monreal brings down Senna out wide.
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    • 24' Malaga suddenly coming to life in this match. Both teams with two shots on goal so far with Villarreal edging possession.
    • 22' Ruben clatters Kameni as he goes to ground to collect a loose ball. Offside flag goes up against a home play.
    • 21' Catala brings down Sergio Sanchez in the box. Appeals for a penalty in the box, but the referee says no.
    • 19' Home goalkeeper Diego Lopez claws the ball away in the middle of the box as Malaga push forward.
    • 18' Miguel Angel Lotina has overseen two home draws so far at Villarreal, meaning the Yellow Submarine have now gone four without a win on home soil - three draws, one loss.
    • 16' Rondon goes for a goal with a header, but the ball flies well over the bar. Malaga's first attack of the game.
    • 15' Valero tries a shot from outside the box from Bruno's pass, but the visiting side hold firm there.
    • 14' Villarreal have only lost one of their last seven meetings with Malaga in La Liga (4W, 2D).
    • 12' Malaga seems content to play on the counter attack with plenty of bodies behind the ball.
    • 10' Eliseu decides to try his luck from distance. Smashes a shot at goal from 35 yards, but the ball flies wide of the goal. Well wide. Nice play by Duda.
    • 9' Ruben slams a shot across goal, but there are no takers on hand to convert in the middle.
    • 8' Malaga will go above Valencia into third place in the table with a victory here. Villarreal are 17th in the table, and would dearly love a win to avoid getting dragged into a relegation zone.
    • 7' Not a full house inside El Madrigal for this one. The home side in yellow with Malaga wearing their bright pink strips.
    • 5' Camunas brings down Cazorla with a late tackle. Pitch in ideal condition to knock the ball around.
    • 4' Teams for you: Villarreal: Diego Lopez, Gonzalo Catala, Musacchio, Zapata, Senna, Bruno, Borja Valero, Matinuccio, Camuña, Marco Ruben////Malaga: Kameni, Sergio Sanchez, Mathijsen, Weligton, Monreal, Cazorla, Camacho, Duda, Eliseu, Isco, Rondon.
    • 3' Senna sees a shot come back off the bar. He got hold of that effort, but the ball spins back out. Malaga survive.
    • 2' Villarreal make a bright opening to the match. The home side straight on the attack.
    • 1' We are off and running in this one.
    • 18.55 Miguel Angel Lotina (Villarreal): "They are a nice opponent for us, although we know that they are doing very well this season. It's a key match." Manuel Pellegrini (Malaga): "We know that each of the remaining games are against teams looking to score goals. We know we face a tough test against Villarreal."
    • 18.50 Joan Oriol and Ángel López are suspended for the home side with Mario Gaspar doubtful due to injury. Jaime Costa is suspended. Julio Baptista, Joaquin, Jeremy Toulalan, Willy Caballero and Martin Demichelis are out injured for Magala, but Recio and Juanmi are added to the squad. Enzo Maresca could start in midfield alongside Camacho.
    • 18.45 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Villarreal against Malaga from El Madrigal.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Villarreal CF

    Manager: Miguel Ángel Lotina

  • Málaga CF

    Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

  • Line-up

    Expected Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • D. López
      • C. Zapata
      • G. Rodriguez Substitution Out (77′)
      • M. Musacchio
      • J. Catalá
      • M. Senna Goal
      • Bruno
      • A. Martinuccio Substitution Out (72′)
      • B. Valero
      • J. Camuñas Substitution Out (66′)
      • M. Rubén


      • César Sánchez
      • C. Marchena Substitution In77′
      • J. Oriol
      • Cani
      • Nilmar Substitution In72′
      • H. Pérez Substitution In66′ Goal
      • Castellani
    • Starting line-up

      • I. Kaméni Red Card
      • S. Sánchez
      • Weligton
      • J. Mathijsen
      • N. Monreal
      • I. Camacho Yellow Card
      • Duda Yellow Card Substitution Out (66′)
      • S. Cazorla Goal
      • Isco Substitution Out (83′)
      • Eliseu Yellow Card
      • S. Rondón Substitution Out (71′)


      • R. van Nistelrooy Substitution In71′ Yellow Card
      • J. Gámez
      • Rubén Substitution In83′
      • S. Fernández Substitution In66′
      • D. Buonanotte
      • Portillo
      • Recio
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