Middlesbrough 0 – Villarreal 2 [Official highlights]

First half goals from Gerard Balaguero and Leiva secured Villarreal’s win at Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough begin their Championship campaign against Birmingham City next weekend at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough (4-2-3-1): Mejias (Konstantopoulos, 60); Bennett (Hines, 46), Ayala, Gibson, Friend; Whitehead, Butterfield (Leadbitter, 58); Adomah (L Williams, 58), Tomlin (Husband, 73), Reach (Nsue, 76); Kike (Fewster, 76).

Villarreal (4-4-2): Sanchez Martinez (Andreas, 46), Perez Martinez (Rukavina, 46), D Ramirez (Abreu, 73), Pineda, Jorda (Isla, 63); Cherysev (Rodriquez, 63), Llido (S Ramirez, 73), Munoz (Uche, 63), Leiva; Dos Santos (Cani, 46), Balaguero (Gomez, 63).

B101 Writer