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Highlights: Almeria 4-2 Villarreal

Missed the match, but it's a disappointing result. I did warn you it was a tough place to play, recalling last year when Senna and Cazorla were injured between Champions League quarterfinal matches against Arsenal. Two bad breaks for Musacchio: an awful deflection off Javi Venta on the 1:0 and no choice but to take down Piatti and earn a straight red shortly thereafter. A little gamesmanship on both red cards, however. Nice to see Marcano (after two months in the doghouse) and Ibagaza on the scoresheet, but it was too little, too late. We need more from our strikers against Valencia.

Some news and notes:

  • Almeria game recap from the club website.
  • Barcelona's Sergi Busquets admits he is a horrible person. Not quite, but he is.
  • The history of Villarreal-Valencia bodes well: 6-2-2 in 10 matches at El Madrigal.
  • And Bruno thinks it's a good time to play Valencia. They don't have anything to play for, right? Except for the chance to ruin our season, which they would relish.
  • The B team will have Joan Oriol against Las Palmas. Streams of the islanders often are available, so you might get a Villarreal doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
  • Catching up with Jefferson Montero.
  • Finally, Kenez's beloved C team has a do-or-die match on Sunday against colista Alicante B. With a win, they make it into the Segunda B playoffs.