Villarreal welcome Young Boys to La Ceramica this evening in another pivotal instalment of the 2021/22 Champions League.
Villarreal are second in Group F, level on points with third-placed Atalanta and two points behind pace-setters Manchester United. They’re a point-clear of bottom-placed Young Boys.
— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) November 1, 2021
While holding their own in Europe, Villarreal have been underperforming in La Liga and currently sit 13th in the table.
What’s more, their preparations for this game have been disrupted by rumours linking coach Unai Emery with a move to the Premier League and Newcastle United. They’ll need to put that aside and focus on the task at hand.
Villarreal are expected to line up in a 4-3-3, with Geronimo Rulli starting in goal behind a back four of Mario Gaspar, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres and Alfonso Pedraza.
¡Hoy tenemos partido de @ChampionsLeague en Vila-real!
— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) November 2, 2021
Etienne Capoue is in line to anchor the midfield, with Manu Trigueros and Dani Parejo either side of him. Paco Alcacer will lead the line, flanked by Arnaut Danjuma and Yeremi Pino.
Villarreal are missing Gerard Moreno and Juan Foyth through injury, while Serge Aurier is ineligible after joining late this season from Tottenham Hotspur.
Source by Football Espana