A controversial penalty converted by Gerard Moreno saves Emery from defeat in his debut as a Submarine manager; Maffeo anticipated the visit.
On the Villarreal bench, Unai Emery made his debut with a draw against Huesca (1-1).
Against a combative visiting team that did not have great options but did endure until the final minutes to overturn with everything in the round trip looking for the goal that he made them take the victory, a penalty gave the Yellow Submarine the chance to tie the match for the distribution of points.
The lack of ideas led Unai Emery’s team to be too predictable in their actions, though Villarreal had a second half where they dominated again with the ball. It started on the right-wing, and later Pedraza emerged as one of the possibilities to reach the rival goal.
Gerard Moreno was the player who gave a different touch to his team offensively scoring the penalty goal.
Villarreal 1 – 1 Huesca
Goals: 0 – 1 Maffeo 42′, 1-1 Moreno 68′
Yellow cards: Alfonso Pedraza (V); Mosquera (H)
Villareal: Asenjo, Alfonso Pedraza, Torres, Albiol, Pena (Mario Gaspar 77′), Gomez (Nino 90+1′), Parejo, Coquelin (Iborra 77′), Chukwueze, Alcacer (Kubo 77′), Moreno
Huesa: Fernandez, Maffeo (Luisinho 89′), Pulido, Insua, Galan, Parada, Rico (Seoane 78′), Juan Carlos (Eugeni 62′), Ferreiro (Nwakali 62′), Okazaki, Mir Vicente (Munoz 89′)