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Villarreal—Atlético Madrid GaMETHREAD

The lineups are out!

Harry Drake

Welcome to Miami!! (couldn’t resist...)

The teams are:

Villarreal: Asenjo; Mario, Albiol, Pau, Quintillà; Zambo Anguissa, Chukwueze, Iborra, Trigueros, Moi; Gerard. (I am guessing 4-1-4-1 with Zambo as the pivote, not Iborra).

Bench: Andrés; Funes Mori, Peña, Bacca, Morlanes, Toko Ekambi, Ontiveros.

Atleti: Oblak; Arias, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi; Koke, Partey, Herrera, Saúl; Felix, Morata.

Bench: Adán (gk), Trippier, Lemar, Llorente, Vitolo, Toni Moya, Dario (that’s Dario Poveda, who used to play in our cantera).

Looks definitely like Atleti is in a 4-4-2 with the plan to soak up pressure with those central midfielders, doesn’t it. As for us, I am a bit surprised to see Chukwueze starting, but we clearly are going for offense by playing Trigueros, not Morlanes. But note we have Mario on Chukwueze’s side who offers more defensive protection than Peña would.