The Competition Committee of the Rea Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) sanctioned Deportivo Alavés players with a match this Wednesday Manu Garcia, for double yellow, and to Thomas Pina, by accumulation of reprimands. Two very sensitive casualties for the team ‘Pitu’ Abelardo facing his momentous meeting this Sunday against the leader, Atlético de Madrid, at the Wanda Metropolitano (6.30pm / Movistar LaLiga).
Captain Manu Garcia was expelled in the last match against him Cadiz in Mendizorrotza for a double warning. The second card that the referee showed him Isidro Diaz de Mera It ended in a maximum penalty that served the Andalusians to achieve the final draw (1-1) and bring total disappointment to the Vitoria team.
For its part, Thomas Pina saw the tenth yellow card against Cádiz in this league, which will also prevent him from facing an Atlético on Sunday that will have to be seen whether or not he pays for his effort against the Chelsea in the round of the last 16 of the Champions League.
Florian Lejeune, with eight accumulated yellow cards, he is the second most booked player this season at Alavés and is two away from completing a new cycle. The French central, who arrived on loan from the Newcastle English the past summer market as one of the bets of Pablo MachinHe is the only outfield footballer who has played all the minutes since Abelardo sits on the babazorro bench. Lejeune has established himself in recent days as the most reliable option in the center of the rear.