We have to keep our composure!
Maddi did a great job with the preview, so I don't have much to add. I even like his starting XI:
Jonathan de Guzmán should make his official Villarreal debut, and with Cristián Zapata not in the squad, Mario Gaspar, Mateo Musacchio, and Gonzalo Rodríguez all are first-choice. Marco Ruben may get the nod up front, with an eye on the midweek Champions League opener against Bayern Munich.
Speaking of Bayern, they embarrassed SC Freiburg 7-0 at home today. A second-half hat-trick for Mario Gómez (four goals in all), a brace for Franck Ribéry, and a late goal for Nils Petersen. So they won't be short on confidence.
Both matches start at 12 noon Eastern Time. I'll watch the A team on DVR later tonight. Endavant Villarreal!