Escriba confident in Villarreal comeback

Villarreal boss Fran Escriba is still confident of securing Champions League football despite seeing his new side lose 2-1 at home to Monaco in the first leg of their play-off tie at El Madrigal.

Despite a goal from Alexandre Pato, the side who finished fourth in LaLiga last season go into next Tuesday's second leg behind against their Ligue 1 opponents thanks to a Fabinho penalty and Bernardo Silva's winner.

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