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List of players and travel plan for Granada

19 / 08 / 2016

Fran Escribá chooses 19 players for this Saturday’s clash at the Nuevo Los Cármenes stadium (8:15pm)

The Villarreal CF management team, led by Fran Escribá, have chosen their list of players for LaLiga Matchday 1 against Granada CF that will be played this Saturday at the Nuevo Los Cármenes stadium (8:15pm CET).

The chosen 19 players are the following:

  • Goalkeepers: Asenjo and Andrés Fernández.
  • Defenders: Rukavina, José Ángel, Mario, Víctor Ruiz and Musacchio.
  • Midfielders: N’Diaye, Bruno, Trigueros, Soriano, Castillejo, Rodri (number 35), Larrea (number 26) and Cantalapiedra (number 27).
  • Strikers: Pato, Santos Borré, Sansone and Mario González (number 39).


  • Soldado: Tear of anterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus in right knee.
  • Bakambu: Severe bruising to vastus lateralis in right leg.
  • Bonera: Muscle fibre tear of rectus femoris in left leg.
  • Jonathan dos Santos: Muscle fibre tear of rectus femoris in left leg.
  • Cheryshev: Recovering from surgery (17th May) to the rectus femoris tendon in his left leg.
  • Jaume Costa: Micro muscle fibre tear of hamstring in left leg.

Travel Plan

The Yellows will set out at 7pm this evening on a charter flight from Castellón Airport to Granada Airport. Once there, the Yellows will stay at the Hotel MA Nazaries Business & Spa. The return flight is expected to leave on Saturday night after the game against Granada CF.   

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