Villarreal’s star striker Gerard Moreno might miss the primary leg of their Champions League semi-final towards Liverpool after he scored after which went off injured in a 2-1 win over Getafe on Saturday.
Moreno scored one objective after which made one other towards Getafe earlier than being substituted within the second half, with a reported damage to his proper hamstring.
The 30-year-old will bear assessments on Sunday to diagnose the extent of the issue. Villarreal have 10 days earlier than they play the primary leg towards Liverpool at Anfield.
Moreno has endured a troublesome yr with accidents, having already suffered issues in October and February, when he was out for simply over a month every time.
“We’re going to see how severe it’s, nevertheless it has been a foul yr for him,” mentioned Villarreal coach Unai Emery after the sport. “It’s been irritating for everybody, let’s see how he’s.”
After knocking Bayern Munich out within the Champions League quarter-finals with a shock 1-1 attract Munich on Tuesday, Villarreal claimed victory towards a Getafe facet making an attempt to safe survival in Spain’s prime flight.
Regardless of their Champions League heroics, Emery’s staff are adrift of the European qualification locations, with this win taking them six factors behind Actual Sociedad in sixth.
Villarreal took the lead within the seventh minute by means of Moreno after Manu Trigueros’ lengthy ball excessive discovered Paco Alcacer, who handed throughout for Moreno to ship a deflected end in.
9 minutes later, the guests doubled their benefit after Moreno slipped in Trigueros this time, who guided a sensible end into the far nook.
Enes Unal pulled one again for Getafe shortly after the hour mark and Unal wished a penalty late on after a careless problem from Aissa Mandi. Villarreal, although, survived to depart Getafe fifteenth, 4 factors above the underside three.
Valencia had earlier suffered their first defeat in eight video games at house to Osasuna, whose 2-1 win at Mestalla sees them leapfrog their opponents into ninth.