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No more worries from Mata.
No more worries from Mata.

Villarreal's first match since December 21, the home debacle against Mirandés. The league debut of manager José Francisco Molina -- and possibly Argentine midfielder Gonzalo Castellani. A local derbi against high-flying rivals Valencia (in the league, at least).

As Ravi said, a baptism by fire. I'm just excited for La Liga to be back in action. Beyond that, que será, será.

My expected Villarreal XI (4-2-2-2): D. López; Ángel, Zapata, Gonzalo, Oriol; Bruno, Cani; Borja, H. Pérez; Ruben, Nilmar.

The match begins at 12 noon Eastern Time. No cable TV coverage in the U.S., but expect plenty of streams. Maybe a big win will put us back on the radar. Endavant Villarreal!