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UEFA Champions League: Villarreal seek perfection to beat Liverpool

Villarreal wants to get back to the spirit that helped them beat Juventus and Bayern Munich when they play Liverpool in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. 

In LaLiga, the team lost 2-1 to Alaves. Coach Unai Emery knows how hard it will be to beat Liverpool, who have only lost three games in all competitions and none by more than two goals this season. 

"We will need a perfect game to do what no other team in Europe has done against Liverpool this season," said Emery on Monday. 

Making up two goals against any rivals is difficult, but even more so when your opponent is a team that looks like it's going to win every game. Because away goals are no longer worth double, we have more freedom to attack. 

"Home field advantage was important there, and I hope it works out the same for us here." When we play defense, we need to be perfect. We need to be even better than in Liverpool. Find our game, which is something we haven't done in the first leg. 

After defeating Juventus in the last 16 and Bayern in the quarterfinals, the former manager of Paris St. Germain and Arsenal thinks his team can do it again. 

Emery: "I want my players and fans to be proud of what they do." 

When we live in a small town that is mostly made up of factories, we feel very close to our fans. " Our team has what it takes to give Liverpool something they haven't seen this season so far. 

Pau Torres, a defender for Villarreal, was born just a few miles from the club's training ground. He was in the same mood as his coach. 

In this kind of game, there isn't a perfect script to follow. For us to get back into the fight, we need one thing to work toward. That's what we need to look for. 

It doesn't matter how it's done. A goal could break the tie at any time. That's what we say.

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