Europa League

Villarreal 5 – Rapid Vienna 0

Villarreal: Andrés Fernández, Miguelón, Álvaro, Funes Mori, Jaume Costa; Cáseres (Cazorla 77’), Trigueros; Layún, Pablo Fornals (Samu Chukweze 64’), Raba (Gerard Moreno 70’); Ekambi. 4-2-3-1.
Rapid: Strebinger; Müldür, Sonnleitner, Barac, Bolingoli; Ljubicic; Potzmann (Andrei Ivan 46’), Murg (Knasmüllner 77’), Schwab, Berisha (Thurnwald 59’); Alar. 4-1-4-1.

1-0. 26. Pablo Fornals. First time volley after Ekabi lifted ball across area.
2-0. 30. Ekambi. Picked up Fornals pass and cut past marker to score.
3-0. 45. Barac (own goal). Deflected angled Ekambi header past own keeper.
4-0. 65. Raba. Turned shot past Strebinger after Ekambi laid back Costa cross.
5-0. 85. Gerard Moreno. Ran on to Chukweze pass and dummied past keeper.

Yellow cards: Trigueros 21’, Murg 24’, Cáseres 41’, Jaume Costa 73’, 79’ / red cards: Jaume Costa 79’.

A 5-0 victory over Rapid Vienna giving Villarreal their first home win of the season, and took them to top spot in their group, level with Rangers on points. Ekambi set up Fornals for the opener and then added the second himself, and with half time approaching a header from the striker was deflected into the net by Barac. Some twenty minutes into the second half Raba made it four after Ekambi played back Jaume Costa’s centre, and although Costa was sent off soon afterwards after picking up a second yellow card for diving, Gerard Moreno completed the scoring with five minutes to go.