Yes, you read that right, the scoreline between Villareal and Navata in a pre-season friendly was 27-0, now that’s what we call Total Football Madness.
Striker Jonathan Pereira scored seven of his side’s goals, while his fellow forwards Joseba Llorente and Ruben Marcos each bagged four.
What will have given Villarreal real heart was that their new coach played 11 different players in each half. Having lost former manager Manuel Pellegrini to Real Madrid in the off-season, this was the ideal start for their new mentor, Ernesto Valverde.
Villarreal finished last season’s La Liga campaign in fifth place, missing a place in the UEFA Champions League on the final day of the term.