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Villarreal face Getafe with no healthy strikers

Between injuries and suspensions, there are quite a few changes in the team called for this match.

Maria José Segovia

Villarreal have had to raid the B team this weekend, unfortunate since they have a big match today at home vs Eldense (5th in the table), but so it goes.  The call is:

  • Keepers: Barbosa y Areola.
  • Defenders: Mario, Rukavina, Eric Bailly, Victor Ruiz, Jokic y Adrián Marín.
  • Midfielders: Bruno, Jonathan dos Santos, Pina, Trigueros, Samuel García, Samu Castillejo, Denis Suárez, Nahuel y Alfonso.
  • Strikers: Bakambu.

As if that wasn't bad enough, EPM reports Bakambu didn't take part in training yesterday and there's only about a 10-20% chance he'll be able to play--his ankle is still bothering him.  At least Eric Bailly has been cleared to play after his clash of heads versus Eibar.

With Soldado and Jaume Costa both suspended, Adrián Marin and Alfonso Pedraza come into the 18.  This will be a difficult match for us given all the injuries, but I believe we have to go out to create chances on goal and then some of them will be effective.  Maybe Bakambu can come on for 20 minutes or so if we need a goal late?