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Villarreal hoping to prevent Getafe from second leg comeback

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Villarreal are trying to go where no Villarreal team has gone before--to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey. We have a narrow 1-0 win from the first leg to defend as we go to Getafe.


Quarter final day: Villarreal is all set to challenge for the Copa del Rey trophy.   It is exciting times for Villarreal fans as we have already surpassed our record for the tournament. Never have Villarreal reached the semi-finals, and that is possible if the Yellows can see off Getafe.
The last match was hardly a match to go down in the memory books, but it was Bruno’s curling free kick that saved the day.   Interestingly our captain doesn’t seem to be in the squad for tonight’s match, whether that’s a injury or just rest before the Barca match hasn't been officially revealed.   Campbell has made the squad though and  it will be really interesting to see him slot into the squad.
Still no official confirmation on who we are signing as a CB. Our best bet is the Ivorian Eric Bailly, but Henrique is looking also likely.  Both look exciting prospects for the fans and as we have money to spend both are possibilities.


Villarreal squad
Squad: Juan Carlos y Asenjo Mario, Rukavina, Jaume Costa, Víctor Ruiz, Dorado y Musacchio. Trigueros, Jonathan dos Santos, Pina, Moi Gómez, Cheryshev y Campbell. Uche, Vietto, Gerard Moreno y Giovani.


As it is the cup and we need all the points we can get in the league, I imagine it will be our "second team line up" .  The interest in midfield will be who starts on the right wing.   Fans will be hoping to see Campbell get a run out. It will be between him and Moi and whoever starts in the league will be our preferred option. With Bruno out, Jonathan or Pina will play with Manu in midfield.  Defence is all open for contention with Dorado possibly stepping in as a direct replacement for Gabriel.

Marcelino has said he expects a more attacking Getafe this time out.  Key to the match will be for Villarreal to score, and hopefully to score first.  If we do that, Getafe would need three to advance.


Getafe squad
Squad: 1. Jona,. Codina. Alexis,  Velázquez, . Naldo; . A. Arroyo, Escudero. Sammir, Sarabia, P. León, D. Castro, J. Rodríguez, Freddy,  Astray, Emi. Alex Felip, Álvaro, Ivi.


My prediction is 2-1 Villarreal: We score 2 and concede 1 in the final 10 mins

UPDATE: We'll just leave this in first position and use this as the gamethread rather than put up a separate posting for it.  Not sure who will be around to comment (I will be on a boat in the Caribbean!) but  if someone can post the lineups when they come out that would be great!