# Villarreal

Last year
# effort
Liverpool must be 'ready to suffer' against Villarreal to reach Champions League final - Klopp
The Reds go into the second leg with a 2-0 lead from last week’s clash.
# Focus
Klopp: 'Maybe Juve or Bayern under-estimated them, but that will never happen to us'
The Liverpool manager says his side won’t be taking Villarreal’s challenge for granted in tomorrow’s Champions League semi-final first leg.
# a very good ebening
Villarreal stun Bayern Munich to reach Champions League semi-finals
Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute goal shocked the German champions.
# old lady sings
Villarreal humiliate Juventus to reach Champions League quarters
Unai Emery’s side scored three times in the final 15 minutes to win 4-1 on aggregate.
# Look Who Is Back
Gareth Bale returns as Real Madrid held by Villarreal
The La Liga leaders’ slip-up is a boost to title rivals Sevilla who won 2-0 last night.
All time
# in talks
'Newcastle have shown an interest' - Emery
Newcastle’s new owners have identified Villarreal boss Emery as a potential successor to Steve Bruce.
# Spot kicks
De Gea misses penalty as Villarreal defeat Man United 11-10 in Europa League final shootout
It had finished 1-1 after 120 minutes of action in Gdansk.
Manchester United vs Villarreal, Europa League final
Follow live coverage from Gdansk, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeks his first trophy as Man United manager.
# Future Focused
Europa League victory could be 'stepping stone for something better' - Solskjaer
Manchester United will face Villarreal in the decider this evening.
Pepe away goal gives 10-man Arsenal hope in narrow defeat to Villarreal
The Spanish side had raced into a 2-0 lead in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.
# title march
Atletico defeat by Athletic Bilbao hands title initiative to Barcelona
Since losing the Clasico earlier this month, Barcelona have strung together three consecutive victories.
Late penalty drama as Real Madrid are held by Villarreal
Los Blancos had taken an early lead through Mariano.
# Back in business
Former Arsenal coach Emery has been named Villarreal's new manager
The 48-year-old was dismissed by Arsenal last November after a seven-game winless streak.
# no movement
Frustrations continue for misfiring Atletico Madrid as thriller ends in scoreless draw
Diego Simeone was looking for a response to the 1-0 defeat to Barcelona.
# luckless
Messi injured again as Barcelona get much-needed win over Villarreal
The Argentine was forced off at half time in what was his first start of the season.
# bale out
Bale scores twice but then sees red as Real Madrid snatch a draw at Villarreal
The Welsh international scored both of his side’s goals in a 2-2 draw, before being sent off late on.
# Moving On
Alberto Moreno agrees Villarreal switch following Liverpool release
The 27-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the La Liga club after his release from Anfield.
# baleful prospects
Bale dropped as Real Madrid beat Villareal in 5-goal thriller
Mariano Diaz scored twice for Zidane’s European champions in Karim Benzema’s absence.
# Fortunate
Late Messi and Suarez goals rescue a draw to spare Barcelona's blushes in eight-goal thriller
Villarreal looked to be on course for a victory before a late rally from the visitors.
Pique and Alena send lacklustre Barca top after recent stutter
Barcelona were a long way from their best as they laboured to a 2-0 win over Villarreal at Camp Nou on Sunday.
# Still Standing
Gerrard's 10-man Rangers secure precious point to keep Europa League hopes alive
The Scottish side can still advance to the knockout rounds with a win in their final fixture after holding Villarreal to a goalless draw.
# Baby Steps
'I'm not enjoying what I'm doing': Cazorla plays through pain on first run-out in nearly two years
After appearing in a pre-season game for Villarreal, Santi Cazorla has admitted he is still not 100% healthy.
# play it down
'When I play I'm Luca, not Zidane' – Zinedine's son distances himself from legendary father
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane handed his son Luca his first start in the 2-2 La Liga draw at Villarreal.
# go on my son
Zidane's son makes costly mistake on debut as Real Madrid throw away two-goal lead
Debutant Luca Zidane’s late error allowed Villarreal to come from behind and secure a 2-2 draw in La Liga.
# spoilt for choice
Zidane: I have 24 players available and I'm f*****
The prospect of players missing out on Real Madrid’s final two games of the season is giving their coach a major headache.
# Unstoppable
Dembele at the double as champions Barcelona close in on historic unbeaten season
Barcelona are two games away from going the whole La Liga season unbeaten after they thrashed Villarreal.
# charge
Villarreal defender Semedo denied bail on attempted murder charge
The Portuguese has been denied bail because a judge feels he represents “an obvious risk to the integrity” of his alleged victim.
# not ideal
Villarreal suspend Semedo after attempted murder allegation
Ruben Semedo, who was remanded in custody on Thursday by a court in Lliria, has been suspended without pay by Villarreal.
# Enigma
'He's a boy who needs love': Memphis Depay continues to frustrate despite frequent brilliance
In the space of two minutes Memphis Depay displayed his worst and best attributes, but Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas says he just needs love.
# Firing blancos
Real Madrid left shell-shocked as Villarreal snatch late victory at Bernabeu
Villarreal earned a famous win over Real Madrid who now trail Barcelona by 16 points and a game-in-hand.
# Still a thing
Villarreal star Bakambu set for €40m Chinese Super League switch
Villarreal look set to lose Cedric Bakambu to Beijing Guoan after they met his buy-out clause.
# On top
Suarez and Messi restore five-point La Liga lead as Barca see off Villarreal
Barcelona ended a run of back-to-back draws in La Liga thanks to second-half goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
# Speculation
Rakitic dropped from Barcelona squad amid exit rumours
Manchester United and Juventus have both been linked with a bid for the Croatia international.
# Pot Luck
Who can Dundalk face in the Europa League group stages?
Manchester United, Inter Milan, Ajax, Roma and Villarreal are all possible opponents for the Louth club.
# Done Deal
Chelsea flop Pato is back in European football after joining Villarreal
The Brazilian will play in La Liga next season.
# Redmen
Liverpool see off 10-man Villarreal to secure Europa League final meeting with Sevilla
A Daniel Sturridge-inspired performance resulted in the Reds claiming a 3-0 win tonight.
# Quick off the mark
Perfect start for Liverpool with an early goal in Europa League semi-final
The Reds had another one of those historic nights at Anfield.
Liverpool v Villarreal, Europa League semi-final second leg
Could the Reds overturn their first leg deficit and advance to the final?
# Europa League
Repeat of Dortmund performance can turn semi-final around -- Kolo Toure
‘We know we can do it, we just need to believe.’
Villarreal v Liverpool, Europa League semi-final
Liverpool took on Villarreal, with the Reds a few games away from securing a Champions League spot.