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A hat trick from Pere Milla gives Elche the first victory of the season


Three goals from Lleida dismantle Villarreal and make it possible for Clerc, from Levante, to win a league match after 39 straight without a win, a tournament record


The League did not register any hat-trick in its statistics in the first 19 games, and in the twentieth, with a difference of less than 24, two scored, that of Sancet at San Mamés and that of Pere Milla at the Martínez Valero.

The Elche footballer from Lleida scored and a couple of minutes later he injured his shoulder.

He left on a stretcher and through the front door at the same time.

His team, after 258 days, was winning again, their first victory in the League this season.

And one of his men, Carlos Clerc, did so after 39 games in a row without winning, between Levante and Elche, a tournament record.



Edgar, Helibelton Palacios (Diego González, min. 45), Enzo Roco, Lisandro Magallán, Clerc (Lautaro Blanco, min. 71), Omar Mascarell, Gumbau (Gonzalo Verdú, min. 87), José Ángel Carmona, Ezequiel Ponce (Nteka , min. 71), Pere Milla (Fidel, min. 57) and Lucas Boyé

VLL Villarreal


Reina, Mojica, Juan Foyth, Jorge Cuenca, Albiol, Álex Baena (Trigueros, min. 62), Capoue (Coquelin, min. 62), Parejo (Fernando Niño, min. 78), Gerard Moreno, Chukwueze (Diego Collado, min. 89) and Yeremy Pino (Morales, min. 62)


1-0 min.

3: Pere Milla.

1-1 min.

22: Gerard Moreno.

2-1 min.

47: Pere Milla.

3-1 min.

51: Pere Milla.


José Luis Munuera Montero

Yellow cards Helibelton Palacios (min. 19), José Ángel Carmona (min. 24), Omar Mascarell (min. 36), Álex Baena (min. 59), Jorge Cuenca (min. 73) and Fidel (min. 85)

Elche has no choice but to play desperately against whoever it is after a disastrous first round, orphaned by victories.

He came out like that against Villarreal, and after three minutes he had already taken the lead after Lucas Boyé's run, his cross from the right, Ponce's missed shot and Milla's accurate shot to beat Pepe Reina.

But the submarine had many minutes ahead of it to reorganize itself, so it dusted itself off after the stumble and returned to the path traced by Setién.

Yéremi took charge of the situation, Parejo woke up, and the yellow arrivals to the area were more and more frequent.

At minute 22, Alex Baena sensed Gerard's unchecking, who stopped, tempered and scored.

The best minutes of Villarreal began, which in a couple of cons sowed terror in the Martínez Valero, but in the discount of the first half a stomp from Cuenca to Ponce in the area was substantiated in a penalty transformed by Milla, who scored another five minutes into the second part after a grab made by Baena.

They had been moments of Elche faith, with three previous occasions.

For one day, Elche was happy.

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Source: elparis

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