Giovani Dos Santos scores and assists in Villarreal’s Europa League win

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By Rafael

Giovani Dos Santos grabbed an assist and scored another as Villarreal recovered from an early setback to beat Austrian-side FC Salzburg 3-1(5-2 agg) in the round of 32 of the Europa League.

Marco Djuricin’s effort from outside the box put Salzburg ahead after only 18 minutes.

Minutes later, Luciano Vietto got in front of his defender from a free-kick to level the score.

Jonathan Dos Santos was a starter, but it was the older brother, Giovani, who came on in the 69th minute and had the greater impact.

In the 76th minute, Giovani carried the ball down the midfield before squaring a pass to Luciano Vietto, who showed great composure and slammed the ball into the empty net.

Three minutes later, Giovani Dos Santos lashed onto a Vietto through-ball and produced a fine finish to seal the tie for the Yellow Submarine.

With the result, Villarreal  progress to the round of 16 of the Europa League, where they await their opponent in tomorrow’s draw.

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.