How to watch: BeINSport has the match on both their English-language and Spanish-language main channel. Fubo TV has those, and also has Univision Mas, which will be showing our U-19’s taking on Tigres this afternoon, too!
The lineups: VILLARREAL go with Andrés Fernandez in goal; this is due to an unspecified muscle problem Asenjo came up with in training yesterday. The fiull starting XI is:
Andrés; Mario, Alvaro, Funes Mori, Quintillá; Fornals, Iborra, Cazorla, Chukwueze, Bacca and Toko Ekambi.
Bench: Barbosa; Ruiz, Jaume Costa, Pedraza, Trigueros, Caceres, Gerard.
I do not have the Leganés lineup yet, and I am about to embark on a four-hour journey to Sonoma County, so I hope someone can post it in the comments.
I look forward to El Zico’s thoughts on Fornals—does that make sense given Leganés’s style? It looks like a 4-2-1-3 almost, doesn’t it?
With Levante’s draw at home to Espanyol, a Villarreal victory today would enable us to leapfrog three teams—Celta, Girona and Levante—while a draw would place us 15th by virtue of superior goal difference and tiebreak over Girona and Levante (we’d all be on 34 points).