Villarreal welcomes Rapid Wien
Villarreal started their campaign in the competition with two consecutive draws against Rangers and Spartak Moscow. The Spanish team is still in a good position to chase a place in the next phase of the tournament, but Javi Calleja’s team must start winning as well.
In its previous game, the Yellow Submarine made an exciting 3-3 draw during the visit to Spartak in Moscow. Toko Ekambi, Pablo Fornals and Santi Cazorla scored for the Spanish side. Villarreal was about to lose this game, but in the 96th minute, the veteran Santi Cazorla scored a penalty kick for the visitors.
It was a great moment for Cazorla to score again. The former Arsenal player recovered from a very serious injury and Villarreal gave him the chance to play again on a top level. He’s now using this chance to enjoy the game again.
Rapid Wien is currently 2nd in this group with 3 points won so far. The Austrian team started its campaign with a win over Spartak Moscow at home. In the next game, Rapid suffered the first defeat, losing against Rangers at the Ibrox. Veton Berisha opened the score for Rapid, but Rangers turned the game around with goals from Alfredo Morelos, James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos again.
In the Austrian Bundesliga, Rapid Wien is not very convincing so far. They are currently 9th in the league standings, trailing on 19 points behind the leader Salzburg. This is not speaking well of their form.
That’s what we had to say about the Europa League clash between Villarreal and Rapid Wien. We wish you good luck!