Villarreal, Real Sociedad, and Granada have played in the fifth round of their Europa League group matches. Real Sociedad drew at home to Croatia’s Rijeka, while Granada lost at home to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.
Sivas Sports 0-1 Villarreal
The only goal of the game came in the 75th minute. Jamie Costa crosses into the penalty area. The unmarked Chukuze scores with an easy shot from the back. Sivas Sports 0-1 Villarreal!
Villarreal went on to win at Sivas and clinch the top spot in Group I.
Royal Society 2-2 Rijeka
In the 37th minute, Rijeka took the lead, and Menalo and Vilkowski headed home the goal from a corner. Royal Society 0-1 Rijeka. In the 69th minute of the second half, substitute Bautista received a cross from a teammate, stopped the ball inside the box, and turned to score with a low shot. Real Sociedad tie, 1-1! Real Sociedad fell behind again in the 73rd minute when Lonchar added a goal for Rijeka. At the critical moment, the royal society played delicate cooperation. Januzai’s cross created confusion in Rijeka’s defence and Merino split to the left flank for Monreal, who caught the ball and volleyed into the defence. Royal Society 2-2 Rijeka!
In the end, Real Sociedad drew with Rijeka, tied with Third-placed Dutch side Alkemal in eight points, and could qualify with a last-round victory over Napoli. Granada 0-1 Eindhoven PSV’s Mullen scored in the 38th minute on a cross from Philippe Marquez. Granada 0-1 Eindhoven. The score was kept to the score of 0-0. Granada, despite losing this round, are four points ahead of the third-placed team and qualify ahead of schedule.
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