The Mexican attacker made an immediate impact on his new side, scoring an equalizer and setting up the winner in his side's win over Almeria. Javier Aquino assisted on his goal.Giovani Dos Santos wasted little time in getting acclimated to his new surroundings.
The star Mexican attacker scored a late second-half equalizer and then assisted on the game-winning goal moments later in Villarreal's season-opening 3-2 victory over Almeria, marking a successful debut with his new team.
Dos Santos, who moved to Villarreal from Mallorca in the offseason, started and played all 90 minutes, and he was assisted by fellow Mexico international Javier Aquino for his 84th-minute equalizer. Aquino had entered the match as a second-half substitute, and he squared a ball across the 6-yard box for Dos Santos, who streaked into the right spot and one-timed home with aplomb with his left foot.
With three points there for the taking, Dos Santos then set up substitute Jonathan Pereira for the winner in the 86th minute. He timed his run to latch onto a through ball, carried into the area and split two defenders with a cutback pass for the Spanish forward, who hit a first-time shot from the center of the box for the winner that helped the promoted Yellow Submarine to a successful return to Spain's top flight.