I'll keep this one short and sweet, since I will be at work during the match. Any last vestiges of hope we have for Europe will be extinguished without 3 points today.
Tenerife is a difficult team to play at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez, notwithstanding their position in the table. Of the islanders' 23 points, 21 have come at home. Contrast that with Villarreal's grand total of 6 away points all year, and you have a bad dynamic. And Villarreal never has won in Tenerife. So what's the good news, you ask? The return of Santi Cazorla.
The squad for today's match:
GKs: Diego López and Oliva.
Ds: Javi Venta, Capdevila, Gonzalo, Marcano, Godin, and Musacchio.
MFs: Senna, Bruno, Ibagaza, Cani, Santi Cazorla, Fuster, and Matilla.
Fs: Rossi, Llorente, and Nilmar.
Marcano, Matilla, and Santi Cazorla are new to the squad from Sunday's defeat in Malaga. Angel, Pires, and Escudero are left out, the former two due to injury. I predict a hard-fought 0-1 victory, with Santi making the difference late. Endavant Villarreal!