Twente: Boschker; Tiendalli, Douglas, Onyewu,
Buysee; Brama (Landzaat 60'), Janssen, Leugers; Bryan Ruiz (Bannink 77'), Janko
(Ola John 70'), Bajrami. 4-3-3.
Villarreal: Diego López; Mario, Musacchio, Marchena (Joan Oriol 75'), Català; Borja Valero (Cani 61'), Bruno, Matilla, Wakaso; Rossi (Hernán Pérez 73'), Marco Rubén. 4-4-2.
1-0. 32. Bajrami. Turned ball past Diego López after Ruíz crossed in from left.
1-1. 59. Rossi (penalty). After Tiendalli brought down Wakaso inside penalty area.
1-2. 83. Marco Rubén (penalty). After Buysee fouled Hernán Pérez inside area.
1-3. 89. Cani. Controlled Marco Rubén cross and struck volley past Boschker.
Villarreal cruised through to a semi-final meeting with Porto after beating Twente 1-3 in their second leg match. The 5-1 win in the first leg had made the outcome all but sure for Juan Carlos Garrido's side, but with half an hour on the clock Bajrami opened the scoring for the Dutch league leaders after Janssen and Ruíz combined to set him up, and there were some anxious faces on the away bench when the striker went close again on the stroke of half time.
Ten minutes after the restart though Rossi made sure of the result when he equalised from the penalty spot after Tiendalli was sent off for tripping Wakaso as he advanced in to the area. Garrido rested the Italian striker a few minutes later, but his replacement Hernán Pérez, making his first team debut just a day after becoming a father, came close to scoring before winning a second penalty which Marco Rubén converted. And with the game coming to an end Cani controlled Rubén's high cross and volleyed home a third just to make sure.
A great win for a team who weren't even in the competition until Mallorca were banned for financial reasons, and a first ever trophy for the "Yellow Submarine" is now in their sights.