Cartagena vs. Villarreal B: Only Pride at Stake

Abraham Paz: from promotion candidates Hércules to relegation.

FC Cartagena and Villarreal B are both already relegated to Segunda B. Semi-professional football awaits next season. So this match at the Cartagonova will only be about pride.

But that's worth a lot to Julio Velázquez and his plucky bunch. The manager is still in the running for the 'A' team job, while players such as Lucas Porcar and Toribio are looking for a bench spot. A strong performance today and next week at home to Deportivo La Coruña would speak wonders about their professionalism.

Velázquez will be without Diego Mariño, Íñiguez, and Toño. The 18-man squad:

Keepers: Jorge, Jaume.
Defenders: Pere Martínez, Florian Lejeune, Kiko Olivas, Jaume Costa.
Midfielders: Barrientos, Toribio, Ramos, Mauricio, Moisés Gómez, Iriome, Vázquez, Manu Trigueros, Porcar, Pablo.
Strikers: Joselu Moreno, Gerard Bordas.

My expected XI (4-2-2-2): Jorge; Pere, Lejeune, Kiko, Costa; Toribio, Iriome; Moi, Manu; Lucas, Joselu.

The match will begin at 2 pm Eastern Time. I wouldn't expect any coverage, but post any updates here. Endavant mini-submarino!

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