It is played in Spain but it will be very popular in Argentina. This Saturday Villarreal will celebrate its 100 years of history with the “Party of Legends”, where none other than Juan Román Riquelme and Martín Palermo will be present.among other famous ex-players of the Yellow Submarine.
From 1:00 p.m. (Argentine time), with streaming via Star+ platformthe match will be played in which there will be eight old acquaintances of Argentine football: the aforementioned historical duo xeneize, Juan Pablo SorinDiego forlanFabricio colociniGonzalo RodriguezMatthew Musacchio and Mariano barbosa.
The celebration was not without controversy, at least in these parts, since Sebastián Battaglia, also a former Villarreal, was not invited and hinted that it could be due to the interference of a former teammate.
“The truth is that today I don’t have to be at that event, I don’t know if it’s because of people from Villarreal or because of outside people. Everything is fine, no hard feelings, far from it,” Battaglia said in response to rumors about an alleged influence of Riquelme in not inviting the event. It is worth remembering that the ex-volantes did not end on good terms after Battaglia’s uncomfortable departure as DT of Boca.
Thus, the Villarreal legends team, which will also feature the French Robert Pires and the Brazilian/Spanish Marcos Senna, for example, will face a combination of history of the Spanish National Team, with names like Fernando MorientesIván Campo or David Albelda.
Meanwhile, in a ceramic stadium Filled with 22,000 spectators, the celebration will begin with a total of 150 former Yellow Submarine soccer players passing through the playing field, who will spread out over the decades.