Post by Werner Pichler Post by email@example.com
Villareal 0-2 Barca
Villareal 4-2 Barca
Villareal red card
Villareal 4-3 Barca (Messi FK in 89')
Villareal 4-4 Barca (Suarez with last kick of game in 90' + 3)
Villarreal also might well go still further in the Europa League, too.
Should they get relegated, and it's still a distinct possibility, would they
be one of the strongest relegated teams ever?
Well, not to rub salt in old wounds, but would Juve in 2006 not qualify
(sorry, Daniele) ? If we are talking relegation for sporting reasons,
I don't know how best to assess it. Most points for relegated team
(what are the records for each league ? EPL it is 49 points in a 22
team league (Crystal P, 1993 - looking at the table the league was more
balanced, 15 teams had GD in single digits), and 42 in a 20 team league
[west Ham 03). Best goal difference for relegated team ?
I would look for an example in a strong league, of a team relegated on a
criterion like head-to-head, with lots of points and a good GD, while at
the same time doing extremely well in some cup or other.
Any ideas about other candidates
Post by Werner Pichler
for that title? In Germany, there's the case of Kaiserslautern's relegation in
1995/96 - they won the German cup a week after having gone down and of course
famously became German champions two years later as re-promoted team. But
they weren't as successful in Europe as Villarreal are.