Villarreal returned from Atalanta’s home ground with the qualifying spot to the round of 16 of the Champions League after an exciting match.
In the match, which was postponed from Wednesday due to snow, the yellow submarines won on the coach’s Gasperini team 3-2 at The Gewiss Stadium. With this result, Unai Emery led his team, last season’s Europa League champion, to the round of 16 of the Champions League in second place with 10 points behind the group leader Manchester United 11 points
.Atalanta finished third with 6 points and will play in the Europa League, with Switzerland’s Young Boys in last place with 5 points. Villarreal scored, Dutchman Arnaut Danjuma (3-51) and Frenchman Etienne Capoue (42). Atalanta scored by Ruslan Malinovskyi (71) and Colombian Duvan Zapata (80).
Villarreal needed a draw to catch up Manchester United, who led the group, and booked their card to the round of 16 the first time since the 2008-2009 season when they reached the quarter-finals before the adventure ended against Arsenal.