Marcelino returns to bet on the same block of players that he called up in last Wednesday’s game against Barça. The rojiblanco coach has Yuri’s loss due to injury, but he has chosen not to turn to Bilbao Athletic to fill his vacancy. The Bilbao squad, in such circumstances, is made up of 22 players.
The rojiblanca expedition departs today to Madrid by plane. Tomorrow, once the match is over, Athletic will fly back home in their usual charter. Despite the adverse weather conditions prevailing in the capital, the Athletic coach himself has been in charge of clearing up the doubt about whether or not the match will be played. The rojiblanco coach has been assured from the mattress club that there will be no problem because Wanda has heating on the grass.
The call for Marcelino is made up of Unai Simón, Ezkieta, Morcillo, Nuñez, Iñigo Martínez, Vesga, Ibai, Williams, Muniain, Córdoba, Berenguer, Dani García, Lekue, Sancet, De Marcos, Kodro, Villalibre, Capa, Raúl García, Balenziaga, Iñigo Vicente and Vencedor.