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Villarreal 2-0 Real Valladolid: Victory for Unai Emery’s high-flying side puts them third in La Liga – two points behind leaders Real Sociedad

  • Samu Chukwueze broke the deadlock for Villarreal against Real Valladolid 
  • Pau Torres added the second and the hosts cruised to a comfortable win 
  • Unai Emery’s side are flying high domestically and are now second in LaLiga 

Villarreal beat Valladolid, to move up to third place in LaLiga.

Samu Chukwueze and Pau Torres scored first-half goals as Villarreal defeated bottom placed Valladolid 2-0 to move to third place in the Spanish league. 

Unai Emery’s team dominated from the start at Ceramica Stadium, getting on the board with Chukwueze’s shot from inside the area in the 21st minute and added Torres’ goal from close range in the 37th.

Nigerian winger  Samu Chukwueze put the homes side 1-0 up against Real Valladolid

Nigerian winger  Samu Chukwueze put the homes side 1-0 up against Real Valladolid

The hosts also had a goal disallowed by video review in the second half after a foul by forward Gerard Moreno before heading the ball into the net.

The win put Villarreal one point behind second-placed Real Madrid and two fewer than leader Real Sociedad. Madrid has a game in hand.

The result extended Valladolid’s winless run this season. It is the only team, along with promoted Huesca, yet to win in the league. The club owned by Brazil great Ronaldo has only three points from eight matches.

Pau Torres celebrates with Yeremi Pino after putting Villarreal 2-0 up at Estadio de la Ceramica

Pau Torres celebrates with Yeremi Pino after putting Villarreal 2-0 up at Estadio de la Ceramica

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