Mbeyond the result, The worst news for Villarreal in San Mamés was the injuries of two key players such as Juan Foyth and Gerard Moreno. The harshness of the competition and the weekly Champions League match on a synthetic grass pitch took its toll on two footballers who had no rest and who ended up paying dearly for the effort.
In the case of Gerard Moreno for Catalan, what had to request the change after noticing muscle discomfort midway through the first halfIn the absence of the relevant evidence to confirm the extent of the injury, it would be the second suffered by the footballer from Santa Perpetua de la Mogoda this season. Gerard He has already been out for almost two months after suffering an injury during his stay with the Spanish team last September.. Although the official statement of the Federation said that there was “no evidence of structural injuries”, the truth is that the player was absent during four league games and one of the Champions League at Old Trafford. On this occasion the yellow striker “breaks” when it seemed that he was beginning to meet again with his best version and after two consecutive games (against Osasuna and Young Boys) being able to see the door and scored his first two goals this season.
Juan Foyth’s injury It also becomes a problem for the Castellón team, since the Argentine is a key piece in Unai Emery’s defensive network. His casualties would also be added to that of Manu Trigueros, who fell at the last minute of the list due to discomfort in the hamstrings of his left leg.
Coquelin’s second goal in spain
Francis Coquelín scored his first goal as a Villarreal footballer at San Mamés. Quite a rarity in the footballer’s career, since the one scored on the red-and-white court was the second since he played in Spanish football and the fourth in his entire career as a professional.
His only goal to date in Spain dated back to February 17, 2018, when with Valencia he saw the door in the twenty-fourth league match at the Rosaleda de Málaga. His goal, together with his current partner, Dani Parejo, served to give victory to the “che” team by a two-goal on the Malaga court. Less scoring ability showed at Arsenal, where he did not score any goals throughout his six seasons with the London team. He did so during his assignments to teams such as Lorient and Freiburg, with a goal for each team.