The day when Juan Valera > Lionel Messi.
No more margin for error. That should be José Molina's message to Villarreal ahead of Getafe's visit on Monday night football. Win, and Madrid's fourth team drops behind us in the standings. Give away points at El Madrigal, and the alarm bells will be ringing, if not already.
Los azulones have struggled mightily in Vila-real, earning points on only one occasion in the Primera. And that by blowing a three-goal advantage. So the statistics are in our favor, but we failed to make the numbers count in Zaragoza. By contrast, our poor form in Sevilla was cast aside. The real question: which Villarreal team will show up.
Villarreal (4-2-2-2): D. López; Ángel, Gonzalo, Zapata, J. Costa; Senna, Bruno; Borja, Cani; Camuñas, Nilmar.
Getafe (4-2-3-1): Moyá; Valera, Cata, Alexis, Mané; Míchel, Lacen; P. León, Barrada, D. Castro; Miku.
The match begins at 4 pm Eastern Time (mind the spring forward). Streams should abound. Endavant Villarreal!