Manuel Pellegrini recovers for the match of the second day to Juanmi, who has been one of the pre-season scorers, scoring two goals in the three friendlies played by him Real Betis, like the central Marc Bartra.
The Malaga striker, who arrived at Betis last summer from Real Sociedad in exchange for about 7 million euros, missed almost the entire season last season due to an injury to the sole of his foot that became extremely complicated, until the point that he had to undergo surgery. Curiously, for three years at La Real he had not missed a single training session.
Juanmi reappeared in the final days of the last league, but in the penultimate he was expelled for protesting an arbitration decision in the match against Alavés and sanctioned with two games, for which he missed the last of last season and the first of this one. , precisely before the people of Vitoria.
Juanmi already had the opportunity to debut as a Betic scorer in one of the games he played – against Levante – in the final stretch of last season, and this summer he scored another two goals in the friendlies against Cádiz and Granada.
Pellegrini may repeat the same starting eleven last Sunday against Valladolid, since Guarded and Sanabria still do not train with the group, although if he decides to introduce any changes, Juanmi and Aitor Ruibal are the first options to refresh the line de medio punta, where Canales and Fekir have a fixed place and Joaquín began playing.