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LIV Trofeo Ramón de Carranza

Villarreal have been confirmed as participants in the aforementioned preseason tournament. They join Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao and Cadiz in which will surely be a hard fought competition. A prestigious tournament (just look at the trophy!) in it's 54th year this will be the first time that 4 teams have taken part in it. Villarreal last took part in 2006 and this will only be their second appearance in the competition.

As well as the good football on show it will probably be a rare opportunity to see Villarreal play in their away strip. Cadiz also wear yellow so someone will have to change! The only other side in the higher echelons in Spanish football to don yellow kits is Las Palmas and we in fact played them in the Copa del Rey last year.

There was some good news to come out of last nights draw with Reus, news that will give heart to los Matifans worldwide. He played the last 30 minutes of the game and supposedly looked trouble free. With all going well he should be expected to play a part against the minnows from Liverpool!