El Molinón measures two teams loaded with important casualties

Gallego and Sandoval aim to close the first round of the competition with note despite the notable absences in a game delayed by the storm.


The Molinón-Quini receives Fuenlabrada a day late in the duel that closes the first round of the league for Sporting and the Madrid team (follow the match live on AS.com). 'Filomena' forced this meeting to be postponed, which should put note on the two teams when crossing the equator of the season.

Sporting, well above what many expected at the start of the championship, intends to add three new points that will keep it in the noble zone of the classification, which Sandoval's team aspires to reach. David Gallego's team intends to assert its status as a home favorite, in view of the statistics.

No team has yet been able to win at the Gijon stadium this season and, although there have been two (Rayo Vallecano and Leganés) of the five teams that are ahead in the table and both had the same draw result (1 -1). No less than 22 points of the 30 disputed have been achieved by Sporting in their field.

Everything has been with effort and this time it will be no less. Maybe older. David Gallego will face the third game in a week with nine notable casualties due to the coronavirus. Mariño, Guille Rosas, Gragera, Pedro Díaz and Gaspar, starters in the match before the health crisis at the club, plus the injured Manu García and Nacho Méndez, as well as Pelayo and Pablo Pérez have missed the start of the year. However, the latter has already been able to participate in the last training sessions of the team but it is unknown if he is in a position to be called up. Gallego will reveal his call-up a couple of hours before the match in which no changes are expected in the line-up compared to the one he played in Lugo last Monday.

Fuenlabrada, for its part, arrives with motivation through the roof after its passage to the next round of the Copa del Rey after eliminating Mallorca. It happens that Sandoval's team performs well with the category's 'coconuts': a draw against Espanyol, victories at Son Moix and Montilivi, and draws, on the last league matchday, against Leganés.

However, the joy of the azulones is not complete. The Azulona infirmary, which a few weeks ago seemed close to emptying, is once again full of important players: Pathé Ciss, Juanma, Rosic and Sekou Gassama. Four regulars of the Humanes technician that he will not be able to count on when visiting El Molinón, a fiefdom known to Sandoval since he trained the Asturians for two seasons.

However, the eleven should not vary much from what has been seen in the last duels: defense of three centrals with two lanes, a line of four midfielders, with Cristóbal as orchestra conductor and Mula, after his good match against Mallorca, winning the ownership ahead of Feuillassier. Finally, Kanté pointed.

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