The Villarreal CF has released an emotional video in which through some players like Marcos Senna, César Arzo, Héctor Font, Mariano Barbosa or Juan Manuel Peña remember the mythical semifinal that the Castellón team lost to Arsenal, and that left him on the verge of a Champions League final in the 2005-06 season.
The Castellón team faces on Thursday a new semifinal against Arsenal, although this time in the Europa League, in which it will try to qualify for the first continental final in its history.
With the title of “Is our moment”, footballers remember the return match with Arsenal, in which a penalty, which the Argentine Román Riquelme missed In the last minute, it prevented them from equalizing that tie, after the London team had won 1-0 in the first leg.
In the video, Senna starts assuring that remembers it “as if it were yesterday”, Mariano Barbosa notes that “it was an unforgettable semifinal”, Juan Manuel Pena explains that they fought and left “their souls until the end”, Héctor Font remembers who stayed “eleven meters from glory.” “We cry like you,” he also acknowledges Cesar Arzo.
The video ends by recalling that another semifinal starts this Thursday, the fifth in Europe; this time against Arsenal. “We have a new opportunity,” he assures Marcos Senna.