Sabadell are looking for a victory against Rayo Vallecano that could get them out of relegation while the Madrid players want to re-enter the ‘play off’ zone after leaving momentarily after Girona’s triumph.
Face to face between two teams marked by their performances in the last minutes. The Harlequins have scored many points in the last fifteen, while the Vallecanos have scored 14 goals in those final bars. Good proof of this was 2-1 in the first leg, when the Vallecanos won with a goal in the 85th minute.
Sabadell arrives in an extreme situation but with morale after the victory against Mallorca. Antonio Hidalgo recovers ‘Pichichi’ Stoichkov -after not playing for the ‘fear clause’ against Mallorca-, winger Pierre Cornud and forward Edgar Hernández after two weeks out due to injuries. Captain Angel aims low.
In Rayo the main absence is that of Mario Suárez after being sent off against Albacete.
It will be a game with two friends on the benches. Antonio Hidalgo and Andoni Iraola coincided as a tandem in Cyprus at AEK Larnaca.
Sabadell: Mackay; Jaime Sánchez, Ozkoidi, Juan Ibiza, Grego Sierra; Óscar Rubio, Undabarrena, Boniquet or Juan Hernández, Adri Cuevas; Stoichkov, Guruzeta.
Rayo Vallecano: Dimitrievski; Advíncula, Catena, Saveljich, Fran García; Trejo, Comesaña; Isi Palazón, Pozo, Álvaro García; and Antoñín.
Referee: Oliver de la Fuente Ramos (Castilian-Leonese Committee).
Stadium: Nova Creu Alta.
Time: 6:00 p.m. (Movistar LaLiga).