The Metropolitan raises the curtain with a high-flying poster

Matchday 2

Atlético intends to influence the good feelings of the premiere in Getafe against a Villarreal also toned

Jose Manuel Andres

Soccer returns to the Metropolitan and does so with a high-flying cartel. Villarreal, a Champions semi-finalist, to whet the mattress fans. There is enthusiasm in the rojiblanco environment for the staging of a week ago in Getafe. Many incentives, check if the newcomer Witsel continues to lead the rojiblanca defense with his hierarchy, enjoy the high doses of quality from Joao Félix to serve the goal to his teammates or evaluate to what extent Morata's gunpowder remains intact.

All of this against an important rival, capable of starting the season with a solid win in Valladolid and with a B version defeating Hajduk Split in the first leg of the Conference League qualifier last Thursday. Taking into account the wear and tear of this continental commitment, which is important for a club accustomed to being in the final phases of the Old Continent competitions year in and year out, Unai Emery chose to avoid greater evils and resort to mass rotations, throwing of your staff's wardrobe.

Facing an Atlético team that has all its troops at Simeone's disposal, Emery regrets the absences of Alberto Moreno and Trigueros, in addition to the many doubts raised by Danjuma's physical condition. The Basque coach will predictably bet on an eleven much more similar to the one that jumped from the start to José Zorrilla on the first league matchday. In the Metropolitan, a stadium in which the yellow submarine has been able to get a victory and two draws in five visits, Rulli, Pau Torres, Albiol, Capoué, Parejo, Yeremy Pino or Jackson will return, starting theoreticians who had rest against to the Hajduk.

For his part, Cholo has no reason to avoid continuity, beyond the duel between Carrasco and Saúl in the left lane and this time he points to the Belgian as a starter. Witsel's good moment closes the doors for Giménez for the moment. For his part, Griezmann, who saw the door in Getafe, will have to continue waiting for his opportunity from the bench, with Joao Félix and Morata as the undisputed offensive partner for the moment. Surely, the striker from Madrid will be motivated to continue convincing the mattress fans with goals, with whom until now he maintains a somewhat stormy relationship.

-Probable alignments:

  • Athletic:
    Oblak, Nahuel Molina, Savic, Witsel, Reinildo, Carrasco, Llorente, Koke, Lemar, Joao Félix and Morata.

  • Villarreal:
    Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza, Yeremy Pino, Parejo, Capoué, Lo Celso, Jackson and Gerard Moreno.

  • Referee:
    From Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Committee).

  • Stadium:
    Metropolitan.

  • Time and TV:
    7:30 p.m. DAZN LaLiga.

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