Villarreal came out the last 20 minutes in a match with Astana and thanks to two goalies in this time interval, he finally defeated his goal. Astana did not surrender, and it was a lot of annoyed at the Yellow Submarine. Yuri Logvinenko’s goal was not enough.

It could have been a great stunt, but it turned out to be an experience that is clearly on the home side of Villarreal. But let’s take it from the beginning. It was a quick combination of both teams, no courtesy was done. Domestic defender Mario Gaspar was in the first dangerous shooting position, but his ending failed so much.

After a sudden move in the area, Estadio de la Cerámica was a hair’s breadth away from being in fact the home team’s central defense after 16 minutes. Jaume Costa sent a pass from the bottom of the field with a passport to Italian Nicol Sansone, who was a bit angled, but still managed to find a gap between Nenad Erić’s legs – 1: 0 for the Yellow Submarine.

However, guests did not intend to reconcile with the unfavorable outcome and continued to attack. Abzal Bejsebekov was given a chance to change things around. The goalie Mariano Barbosa was tripped at the penalty spot, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net. A similar flight path had a shot from a young football player Castilleja, who was busy with his opponent in the Astany gate. Then both opponents concentrated on combinations mostly in the middle of the board.

Ten minutes before going to the cloakroom, Roman Murtazajev made his way to Villarreal’s defense, headed by goalkeeper Marian. And when there were no attempts between Sansone and Fornalse between the three Astany rods, the score remained unchanged.

The start of the second half was a sign of even slower speech than in the first half. For a long time, it seemed that nothing was going to happen until the end of the game, but Astana rejected it. With 68 minutes played, Patrick Twumasi put themselves up 1 – 1 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to Jurije Logvinenka, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.

That was a pretty big shock for a home-grown favorite. Denis Čeryšev, who coached Escribá on the pitch, had to deal with it. And just a minute later, the really better-playing Villarreal was waiting. Cédric Bakambu received a delicate pass through the home side’s central defense after 2 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score to make it 2 – 1!

In order not to repeat the situation a few moments ago when Astana managed to draw, Villarreal shot another shot. This time the definitive leadership was secured by the alternating youngster Denis Čeryšev, who sent a great centering teammate Rodrigo Hernández. Čeryšev adjusted to 3: 1 and the Yellow Submarine had already retained the lead.


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