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Villarreal hammer Spanish minnows

Robert Pires scored twice in the match
Robert Pires scored twice in the match

Villarreal began their preparations for the new season in style with a 27-0 friendly win over minnows Navata.

Having lost manager Manuel Pellegrini to Real Madrid this summer, the Spanish side could not have asked for a better warm-up to the campaign.

New coach Ernesto Valverde played a different 11 in each half.

Striker Jonathan Pereira notched up seven goals in the encounter, while fellow forwards Joseba Llorente and Ruben Marcos each scored four goals.

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Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires was also on target with a brace.

Villarreal finished fifth in La Liga last season, narrowly missing out on a place in the Champions League on the final day.



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