Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A spot in the Copa del Rey last 32 will be at stake when Zamora and Villarreal face each other at Estadio Ruta de la Plata on Tuesday evening. Zamora did well to beat Logrones in their opener, and they are now on a quest to claim yet another major scalp in the Spanish Cup. Even though the Segunda Division B side are undefeated in the previous three games in all competitions, they are unlikely to upset the Yellow Submarine.
Villarreal reserves recorded a routine 6-0 win over Leioa in the opening match of their Copa del Rey campaign, and we are positive that Unai Emery is going to rest key players once again. The Yellow Submarine aim to build on a 2-1 La Liga win over Levante, and we are positive that they will eliminate the lower-league side in the Spanish Cup last 64.
Highlighted Player (Ramiro Funes Mori):
Argentina isn’t known to produce great talents in defence but Ramiro Jose Funes Mori is an exception. The 25-year-old started his football career in the United States with FC Dallas. He won an MLS talent competition to get into their youth team but it was less than a year before he moved back to Argentina.
Mori joined River Plate as a youth player in 2008 and progressed to their senior team within three years. The young defender is nothing short of a club legend at River Plate having won six titles with the team. More than the titles and his performances, it was his performances in important games that is still vividly remembered.
His iconic goal against Boca Juniors is still part of the folklore. Mori joined English Premier League club Everton in 2015 and soon established himself as a regular there. Mori represented Argentina seven times and yet to score in national colors.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.