Another eventful week in Vila-real, as maddi has detailed. Juan Carlos Garrido will return next season, while Javi Venta will not. Only 4 matches left in the season, and our heroes are back in the top 6. And as they're only 4 points behind 4th-place Mallorca, who play in Bilbao on Sunday, the Champions League still beckons. But there's a lot of work to be done yet...
Meanwhile, in Barcelona, the home team now has lost 4 of its record-breaking 6 titles earned in 2009. Worst of all, they squandered a chance to win a trophy at the Bernabeu and stick another one to Real Madrid. But along came a man named Jose Mourinho...
So La Liga is all that is left for both clubs. Expect a great game of futbol tomorrow at El Madrigal. Barcelona may be a bit tired, but no one wants to rile up a wounded lion.
The 18-man squad for tomorrow's match:
GKs: Diego López and Xavi Oliva.
Ds: Ángel, Javi Venta, Gonzalo, Mateo Musacchio, Godin and Capdevila.
MFs: Bruno, Marcos Senna, Ibagaza, Cani, Cazorla, Escudero and David Fuster.
Fs: Nilmar, Rossi and Llorente.
Marcano and Pires miss out, while Musacchio remains an A team fixture. At this rate, he may never play in the Segunda again.
I'm not making a prediction on this match, but it's time for Nilmar to strut his stuff. The match will be aired on GolTV in the US at 4 pm Eastern Time. And don't forget about the B team's game against Elche later today (Friday). Endavant Villarreal!