MATCHDAY: Getafe visits 'wounded beast' Villarreal

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:


Getafe visits Villarreal in the Spanish league with both sides in need of a win. Quique Setién’s Villarreal is in danger of falling completely out of contention for a top-four finish and a resulting Champions League berth. Four straight losses have left the “Yellow Submarine” in midtable. Despite Villarreal's poor form, Getafe coach Quique Sánchez Flores tells his team to be wary because “teams that don’t win are wounded beasts.” Getafe is unbeaten in three games but still in the relegation zone.


Lazio and Fiorentina are both in action after each club qualified for the round of 16 in the Europa Conference League. Lazio hosts a Sampdoria side in crisis and is looking to move into the top four and the Champions League places. Fiorentina looks to revive its Serie A campaign in a visit to relegation-threatened Hellas Verona.


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