The B team is off and running in its third season in the Segunda. A 0-2 win over Barcelona B has re-established the minisubmarino as the best filial in Spanish football. At least until the return leg in early February, that is.
Now Villarreal B makes its home debut against newly promoted Sabadell. This should be a great chance to pick up another three points and remain at the top of the table. But there is never an easy match, warns manager José Molina.
Keepers: Jorge Palatsí, Ortolà.
Defenders: Jaume Costa, Kiko Olivas, Dorian Dervite, Mano, Carlos Tomás, Pere Martínez.
Midfielders: Llorente, Iriome, Thiago Dutra, Marcos Gullón, Lucas Porcar, Chiki Guerrero.
Strikers: Joselu, Fofo, Airam Cabrera, Kike López.
Midfielder Gonzalo Castellani has a nagging leg injury, and goalkeeper Diego Mariño is with the Spanish U-21 side. French defender Florian Lejeune should be ready by next week. C team defender Pere is the only change from last weekend's squad.
CE Sabadell FC returns to the professional ranks after a twenty-year absence. The Catalan side does possess threats going forward, though on-loan midfielder Álex Cruz is injured and former Málaga striker Nabil Baha did not start last week. But their morale is high, as they defeated Huesca 2-1 to start the campaign. Ojo.
The match begins at 12 noon Eastern Time. Endavant minisubmarino!