Tue, Sep 14 2021
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VillarrealVillarreal2
AtalantaAtalanta2
A late Robin Gosens equaliser earned Atalanta a 2-2 draw at Villarreal on Tuesday as the Spanish side made their first Champions League group stage appearance in 10 years.

Remo Freuler fired the Italians in front early on, but the hosts launched a comeback thanks to goals from Manuel Trigueros and substitute Arnaut Danjuma either side of the break.

But Gosens fired in an 83rd-minute leveller from close range to earn Atalanta what may well prove to be a precious point in Group F, where Young Boys stunned 10-man Manchester United with a 2-1 win in the other game.

Villarreal, who ended their long wait for Champions League football by winning last season's Europa League, started sluggishly and were punished after six minutes when Freuler rattled a shot in off the post.

But Unai Emery's side grew into the game and Trigueros finished from close range late in the first half before Danjuma was sent clean through to fire home a finish on the 73rd minute.

Gosens steered in a late leveller for Atalanta and the visitors ended the game on top after Francis Coquelin earned a second yellow card, but Juan Musso stopped Villarreal from snatching a late win with a vital save in the dying moments.
PLAYERS
VillarrealAtalanta
13
Gerónimo Rulli
Juan Musso
1
4
Pau Torres
José Palomino
6
3
Raúl Albiol
Berat Djimsiti
19
24
Alfonso Pedraza
Rafael Tolói
2
8
Juan Foyth
Remo Freuler
11
5
Dani Parejo
Marten de Roon
15
6
Étienne Capoue
Robin Gosens
8
14
Manu Trigueros
Davide Zappacosta
77
21
Yeremi Pino
Duván Zapata
91
16
Boulaye Dia
Matteo Pessina
32
7
Gerard Moreno
Ruslan Malinovskyi
18
Substitutes
1
Sergio Asenjo
Francesco Rossi
31
19
Francis Coquelin
Josip Ilicic
72
10
Vicente Iborra
Marco Sportiello
57
2
Mario
Aleksei Miranchuk
59
22
Aïssa Mandi
Mario Pasalic
88
9
Paco Alcácer
Giuseppe Pezzella
13
23
Moi Gómez
Joakim Maehle
3
18
Alberto Moreno
Teun Koopmeiners
7
20
Rubén Peña
Merih Demiral
28
12
Pervis Estupiñán
Roberto Piccoli
99
15
Arnaut Danjuma
Matteo Lovato
66
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