Villarreal signed a valuable victory at El Sadar against a combative Osasuna (0-3) thanks to Chukwueze's goal in the first half and Morales' double in the second, which consolidated him in sixth position with 41 points after the debacle european.
Osasuna's desire to win again in their stadium two months later was evident in the first minutes. Those from Arrasate moved the ball with speed and precision to dominate the wide plot of the pitch with Lucas Torró as chief engineer.
The yellow submarine did not despair and vaccinated its rival in the blink of an eye. Reina started the play, the ball reached Parejo and he opened for Pedraza. The full-back crossed into the area so that Chukwueze slipped through the center-backs and finished off with his left knee. The referee annulled the second of the Nigerian minutes later for offside.
Quique Setién's men asserted the quality of their midfield and then darted towards the goal defended by Aitor Fernández. Gerard Moreno left the field injured in the 35th minute without ostensible gestures of pain. The call of him with the Spanish team seems to be in danger.
Villarreal saw how Pedraza, author of the assist, left the field of play with his bloody nose. The winger was a nuisance for the rival defense with his constant entries into space. After that, the game went to rest Setién took out the latter and Albiol for Mandi and Mójica. Osasuna took advantage of a small approach to ignite his fans. Abde, first, and Chimy Ávila behind him, were about to tie, but the stick stopped the Moroccan in his efforts to open his scoring account on Sunday afternoon.
The controversy came with a possible penalty in favor of the Navarrese. Yeremy Pino, with his arm separated, saw how the ball hit his hand, but neither Muñiz Ruiz nor the VAR considered the action punishable.
With Osasuna somewhat more convinced of the draw, Villarreal had half an hour ahead of them to double their advantage with many spaces. Bad luck knelt with the visitors. Terrats also left the field injured. Darko shook the crossbar with a right foot from the small area. Osasuna was approaching the goal showing more desire than the yellows. He loaded the area with Kike García and Budimir.
When Osasuna was better, Moncayola's error arrived. The youth squad player made a mistake in midfield and handed the ball to Morales, who beat Aitor Fernández from far away with quality. Already in added time, the 'Commander' put the sentence with the third.
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Osasuna: Aitor; Nacho Vidal (Darko, m. 46), Aridane, David García, Manu Sánchez; Nougat (Pablo Ibáñez, d. 78); Barja (Kike García, d. 78), Moncayola, Moi Gómez, Abde (Rubén García, d. 78); Chimy Ávila (Budimir, d. 64).
Villarreal: Queen; Foyth, Albiol (Mandi, m. 46), Torres, Pedraza (Mójica, m. 46); Trigueros, Parejo, Terrats (Lo Celso, m. 67); Chukwueze (Kiko Femenía, m. 85), Gerard (Morales, m. 35), Pino.
Goals: Chukwueze 0-1 (m. 14), Morales 0-2 (m. 85), Morales 0-3 (m. 93).
Referee: Muñiz Ruiz (Galician Committee), assisted by De Francisco Grijalba and Blanco Rodríguez. Nacho Vidal, Torró and Darko showed yellow for Osasuna. To Yeremy and Morales for Villarreal.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the twenty-sixth day of LaLiga Santander played at the El Sadar stadium before 20,128 spectators.