For the sake of the second leg vs Bayern, the Villarreal boss leaves the match against Bilbao

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Champions League News: Villarreal coach Unai Emery will ‘release’ the match against Athletic Bilbao in the 2021/22 La Liga season (09/04) by resting several key players. This he did so that he could play his best squad against Bayern Munich in the second leg of the European Champions League quarter-finals.

Villarreal as an unseeded team does have a great chance to qualify for the semi-finals of the European Champions League, after winning the first leg of the quarter-final against Bayern Munich with a score of 1-0. That means, to qualify for the last four, they only need a minimum of a draw in the second leg, which will be played at the Allianz Arena, Wednesday (13/04) early morning WIB.

“You have prepared the team for the whole season and managed it. We have players who have minimal playing time. But when the time comes, we have to give them confidence to play,” said Unai Emery, in a press conference ahead of the match against Athletic Bilbao, quoted from the Villarrealusa website.

Villarreal Vs Athletic Bilbao Spanish League 9 April 2022, Predicted Score with Player Formation and Head to Head

Villarreal will face Athletic Bilbao tonight on Saturday, 9 April 2022 at 23.30 WIB.

The Villarreal vs Athletic Bilbao match will be held at the Estadio de la Ceramica Stadium in Villarreal, Spain with Carlos Del Cerro Grande as the referee.

Previously, Villarreal competed with Bayern Munich in the Champions League with a 1-0 win for Villarreal.

Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao also won against Elche CF with a score of 2-1 in the Spanish League.

Based on the results of the Spanish league standings, Villarreal is in seventh position and followed by Athletic Bilbao in eighth position.

Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao are only slightly different by one point, namely 45 points for Villarreal and 44 points for Athletic Bilbao.