|Rossi in action for Villareal|
A fiercely competitive & intense match for VILLAREAL who played 2º placed Italian Serie A team NAPOLES at Italy. The game was balanced all night & it ended in a 0 - 0 draw result after the Spaniards cancelled out the Italian aggresive attacking play. It felt like a victory for Villareal which will now play Napoles on home turf & under more favourable conditions.
|Kanoute missed chance for Sevilla FC|
SEVILLA FC were punished because they did not finish off their multiple chances at goal & because OPORTO managed to nail the limited opportunities handed to them tonight at Sevilla. I say handed because the second Oporto goal - & the winner - was a Sevilla defensive mistake that cancelled out all their excellent work in the second half.
It was a great game & very open with two sides taking things very seriously with some "over the top" aggression that gave sparks to the match. It was Oporto who scored first via ROLANDO in the 58th min when he got onto a pass-free-kick. Sevilla then played their best Football after missing all night multiple chances & finally managed to nail one for the equalizer via KANOUTE with a classic text book header in the 65th min. However, when Sevilla was at its best a defensive mistake allowed Oporto player GUARIN in at the 84th min mark to score the winner. Cruel punishment & Sevilla will be kicking themselves for the misses & lapses.
Now the Spanish side travels to "hostile turf" at Oporto who will be difficult - but not impossible - to defeat. Tweet