Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze was on song for Villarreal who relinquished a two-goal lead to draw 4-4 with Ramon Azeez’s Granadan in a pulsating game at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Santi Cazorla fired Villarreal ahead from the spot before Granada levelled from a penalty of their own, with Fede Vico scoring just before half time.
Moi Gomez put Villarreal ahead again in the second, but the scores were level soon after, following a Ruben Pena own goal.
Gerard Moreno and Samuel Chukwueze looked to have given Javier Calleja’s side victory with two smart finishes.
Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles midfielder Ramon Azeez made a telling distribution when he climbed off the bench.
Granada responded again thanks to headers from strikers Roberto Soldado and Antonio Puertas.
Granada coach Diego Martinez will be the happier of the two bosses, after his side showed fighting spirit against an established LaLiga Santander team in Villarreal, who will need to defend better next time around.