Villarreal is not good historically at the return of old acquaintances. The unwritten law of the former has already been fulfilled so many times in yellow territory that it is enough to worry about the visit of Mallorca.
The Balearic team arrives full of personnel with a recent past in the La Plana club. From players like Fer Nio (on loan), Jaume Costa and Take Kubo to the coach, Luis García. As if that were not enough, his sports director, Paul Ortells, it was before the yellows. Even the doctor Adolf Moz, dismissed at Villarreal in December before signing this week for the Balearic Islands.
A new setback, after the one in Elche, will distance the European options of the yellows after experiencing a noticeable improvement that was slowed down by their defeat at the Martínez Valero. Of course, at home, the people from Castellón have offered their best version to date, showing themselves to be much more reliable.
The descent, sideways
At Mallorca, yesterday the signing of Sergio Rico became official, on loan until the end of the season from PSG and to be on the bench today. Losing the cushion of points that they had regarding relegation has set off all the alarms on the island, but the victory in the Cup has encouraged the vermilion, who with one game less are still out of danger.
Majorca he wants to forget his last two defeats away from home. The win in Granada and the fall against Levante they did a lot of damage, but they hope to repeat the good performance of difficult fields like the Metropolitano.