After seeing their Copa del Rey hopes go up in flames on Thursday night, can Villarreal get back on track in La Liga?
In midweek, el Submarino Amarillo took on Real Madrid in the Copa, just 12 days after beating them, also at El Madrigal, in the league.
It was all going to plan for Quique Setién’s team, leading 2-0 at the break, with Étienne Capoue and then Samu Chukwueze on target.
However, los Blancos pulled off a remarkable comeback, eventually prevailing 3-2, with the winner coming four minutes from time.
Disappointment for Villarreal, who now only have La Liga to focus on, until their Europa Conference League last 16 clash comes around on 9 March.
In the table, el Submarino Amarillo are in a good position, sat fifth, having accumulated ten points from the last 12 available.
So, will they be able to bounce back quickly?
Girona meantime start the weekend 11th, five points clear of danger, and, as a newly-promoted side, will be delighted with that.
Last weekend, Míchel’s men came from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 at Montilivi, with Cristhian Stuani, who else, and then Yangel Herrera on target.
Blanquivermells are now unbeaten in seven matches, winning three of them, with both teams scoring in Girona’s last 14 matches.
So, expect a high-scoring affair at Estadio de la Cerámica, but one Villarreal should be confident of winning.