Europa League

Villarreal 2 – Spartak Moscow 0

Villarreal: Andrés Fernández; Mario, Alvaro, Víctor Ruíz, Jaume Costa; Samu Chukwueze (Cazorla 80’), Cáseres, Javi Fuego, Pablo Fornals; Gerard Moreno (Alfonso Pedraza 77’), Ekambi (Bacca 72’). 4-4-2.
Spartak: Maksimenko; Rasskazov, Kutepov, Dzhikiya, Melgarejo, Lomovitski (Tashaev 55’), Popov, Glushakov, Hanni (Rocha 67’), Luiz Adriano (Ananidze 75’), Zé Luíz. 4-3-3.

1-0. 11. Chukwueze. Picked up rebound in area and angled shot past keeper.
2-0. 48. Ekambi. Collected Fornals return pass and shot wide of Maksimenko.

Yellow cards: Lomotivski 22’, Alvaro 71’, Zé Luis 85’, Ozhikiya 90’, Kutepov 90’, Andrés Fernández 92’ / red cards: Jaume Costa 89’.

Villarreal finish top of their group after they won 2-0 against Spartak Moscow on Thursday. Samu Chukwueze got the first early on after a shot from Moreno was blocked by a defender, the youngster cutting past his marker to fire an angled shot past Maksimenko. Soon after the restart Ekambi made it two after a quick passing move with Fornals, and although Zé Luis and Cáseres both hit the woodwork there were no more goals. It was good start for new coach Luis García, although his side did end with ten men after Jaume Costa was sent off for a hard tackle on Ananidze near the end.