A couple of notes on Villarreal's injury woes. The biggest news is that Rossi might be back a match early - he may be ready to go for the Deportivo match. With Nihat still out till next month, the return of a smaller, quicker striker is vital.
There will be some competition for the spot Godín is giving up for a match - Fuentes is asking for more minutes, with his health returned, and Edmilson, accepting the fact that he can't just walk into the Yellow Submarine squad, has told Pellegrini he is ready to play in central defense.
Also, Altidore was sick on Wednesday, but has returned to full training with the squad.