Villarreal will host Liverpool at El Madrigal (4/5/2022), in the Champions League semifinal 2nd leg. The duel this time is predicted to be difficult for Villarreal because they are already 0-2 behind from Liverpool.
Yes, it is difficult for Villarreal to pursue the goal deficit, considering the guest’s performance is fierce. Moreover, a number of Liverpool players may appear fitter after being rested in the match against Newcastle United last weekend.
However, it is not impossible for Villarreal to turn things around. Moreover, the Champions League always gives birth to a magical story.
Before watching the duel, it’s a good idea to take a look at the interesting facts from the match, as quoted on the official Champions League website.
1. Liverpool are good at home
Liverpool have been unstoppable in their last 13 away games in all competitions. They won in 10 matches and drew on the other three occasions.
Meanwhile, in the Champions League, Liverpool won five away games. In fact, Inter Milan and Benfica were crushed by the Reds at home.
2. Villarreal lose experience
It became very difficult for Villarreal to stop Liverpool. Moreover, they are already 0-2 behind from the Reds.
Also, in terms of experience, Liverpool is more mature. Imagine, this is Liverpool’s third semifinal in the Champions League. Two of them, Liverpool managed to advance to the final and became champions on one occasion, namely in the 2018/19 season.
3. Villarreal is hard to win against English team
Villarreal have only played once in the Champions League semifinals, which was 16 years ago. At that time, their steps were stopped by Arsenal.
Another bad record also enveloped The Yellow Submarine. They have never beaten an English team on 13 occasions with six draws and seven defeats.
Ironically, six of the seven matches that ended in defeat to the English team, experienced by Villarreal in a row.