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Mar 10, 2016 at 8.05pm UK at Estadio El Madrigal
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
Bakambu (4', 56')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Jedvaj (95')

Result: Cedric Bakambu double gives Villarreal healthy lead against Bayer Leverkusen

Cedric Bakambu's double puts Villarreal in control after the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie against Bayer Leverkusen.

Villarreal will take a 2-0 lead to Bayer Leverkusen for the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie thanks to Cedric Bakambu's brace at El Madrigal tonight.

Cedric Bakambu celebrates scoring during the Europa League game between Villarreal and Bayer Leverkusen on March 10, 2016© AFP

The Spanish side flew out of the traps, with Roberto Soldado spurning two early chances but then making up for it by setting up the opener.

He lifted the ball over the top for Cedric Bakambu and the Congolese forward made no mistake by slotting past the advancing Bernd Leno.

It was almost two before the break, but once again Leno got the better of Soldado in the 40th minute.

The hosts soon doubled their lead after the interval, though, and it was Bakambu on target again, racing clear of the Leverkusen defence and sliding the ball under Leno.

Leverkusen rarely troubled the hosts' backline and could have been three down ahead of next week's second leg, but Leo Baptistao saw his late header denied by Leno.

Things then got worse for the German side just before the full-time whistle when Tin Jedvaj was sent off for a second yellow card.

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