The shortest preseason, that of Pucela

Unless there are suspensions, Real Valladolid will be the second team that plays the least friendlies.

The coronavirus has turned the preseason of several Second Division teams upside down. The greatest incidence has been suffered by Real Valladolid, which has reached up to nine positives, more than anyone else in professional football. As a result, its preseason is expected to be the shortest, at least, of the 22 teams in the SmartBank League.

Since Pacheta's team debuted against Atlético Tordesillas, five have been suspended friends: against Cristo Atlético, Unionistas, Ponferradina, Osasuna and Cultural Leonesa. Like the Blanquivioletas, other teams in the category have erased dates from their calendar, either due to the pucelana incidence or due to positives in their squads, in the case of Burgos, Mirandés or Leganés, among others.

Especially striking is that of the cucumber team, who planned to play the first friendly against Talavera on the 20th and, due to several positives in COVID-19, suspended it and has not played yet. He will do it this Wednesday, starting at 7:00 p.m., against Rayo Majadahonda, in the first of the five games he has yet to play, which will serve Asier Garitano to continue testing. The Pucela, meanwhile, will play only two.

The one from Pacheta is not the group with the fewest stakes expected before the start of the league, but, unless the coronavirus affects again in such a way that it forces to eliminate more third-party matches, it will end up being the one that ends up playing the least, since rivals such as Girona, Ponferradina, Mirandés and Tenerife, also with a collision in their legs, have planned more clashes in their set-up.

And it is that after two weeks in which the illness and injuries took their toll on the first Blanquivioleta squad, the coaching staff and the club have decided to modify the initial planning in order to continue working on other aspects that are more difficult to solve, taking into account that up to 16 players have presented various incidents, without going any further, in the double session yesterday Tuesday.

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