Copa: Granada 74 v Atlético de Madrid
Posted by atleti on December 11, 2007
So, it begins…the third competition on our ‘must-win’ agenda.
First things first:
STARTING 11: Falcón; Valera, Pablo, Zé Castro, Antonio López; Raúl García, Cléber, Luis García, Simão; Mista and Forlán.
SUBS: Abbiati, Miguel, Perea, Álex Quillo, Ignacio Camacho.
Agüero, Maxi, Maniche, Eller & Pernía are being rested.
Motta has been excluded in order to prevent another major injury setback…this is getting annoying, eh? Such a great player riddled with injuries!
*This will be Falcón‘s first game for the team. On the subject of goalkeepers, Leo Franco‘s operation (in Finland) was successful, so he is now on the road to recovery.
*Mista plays his first game since recovering from his own long-term injury.
*Miguel!!! Such a fantastic prospect before his horrific injury a little over a year ago. Well, the good news is that he is back in the squad. If we find ourselves in a comfortable position, I hope that he is given some playing time. Here’s hoping he returns to good form again.
*Álex Quillo & Ignacio Camacho: two important B team players have a spot reserved on the bench. I’d also like to see one of them get a little playing if things go smoothly.
(NB: We play the 2nd leg at home on 2-January.)
BOTTOM-LINE: This is a game we should win. No ifs, ands, or buts. This is a Segunda division team in 6th place.
Here are their recent 7 results:
Racing Ferrol 1 Granada 3
Granada 1 Sporting 0
Numancia 0 Granada 2
Granada 1 Albacete 0
Xerez 2 Granada 1
Granada 0 Elche 0
Las Palmas 0 Granada 1
They’ve been on a fairly good run since October & have conceded few goals at home.
That should change tomorrow.