Both former players stood out in the performance of the team they played for, although they could not avoid the defeat, scored by the Brazilian Catanha with a header 28 minutes into the first half, for the “Leyendas de España”.
At halftime, Riquelme asked for the floor and declared: “I still have my house here, and I will always have it in my heart”and the spectators who attended the “La Cerámica” stadium burst into applause.
The match was played between the “Legends” of Villarreal and those of Spain, out of a total of 24 players called up for both teams.
The defender was also on the substitute bench Fabrizio Colocciniex San Lorenzo de Almagro.
Before the game, a tribute was paid to the great players who played for Villarreal, from the 1960s to the present.
The current club squad includes the world champion in Qatar 2022, the defender john foythand the midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
Villarreal, in the current Spanish League, is in sixth place, in the Europa League zone with 41 points.
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