|Nilmar scores for Villareal : reuters|
The Germans started strong & dominated the game & it was a matter of time before they opened the score line & RADLEC scored in the 32nd min. This woke Villareal into action & they managed to equalize via ROSSI with an excellent executed goal in the 41st min.
The Germans were not willing to give the Spanish team the advantage & continued attacking during the 2º half until a defensive mistake allowed the dangerous & always alert NILMAR to put Villareal ahead in the 69th min. However this game was true to its early signs of being memorable & Bayern equalized again in the 72nd min via CASTRO
|Villareal celebrate their third goal : reuters|
From here is was end to end stuff & Villareal goalie Lopez had to do some hard work, when in the last minutes of extra-time NILMAR controlled a lovely placed pass in front of him to scored the third & the winner for the Spanish side & thus giving them valuable away goals to make the 2º leg easier to contemplate.
Villareal are now much, much closer to the Europa League quarter-finals stage, but I am sure Bayern Leverkusen will do everything to make things difficult in the return match. Tweet