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Partido; Real Madrid - Villarreal
Fecha; 04/01/2009
Hora; 17:00
Estadio; Santiago Bernabéu
Jornada; 17

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S.Ramos - Pepe - Cannavaro - Heinze

Robben - Lassana - Gago - Sneijder

Higuaín - Raúl


 

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When is Huntelaar fit to play?
 

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He is going to be on the bench. He is 100% fit, just has to wait for his chance in the second half.
 

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we're going to win this.

suprised its another home game, i thought its one week home the other away, weird.
 

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It is usually, although you get the odd occassions where you play two home games in a row or two away games on the spin.
 

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the redemption begins!
 

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Pepe back is going to be a big boost for Real. This should be an interesting game, as Villareal too are a good team. I expect a hard earned 2-1 win for Real.
 

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I doubt Lassana will start. It will probably be Guti.
Lassana was signed for these sort of games. Villarreal are a very dangerous team offensively and it would be suicidal of Juande to start Guti ahead of Lassana. I doubt he'd do that. Lassana is coming in from a tougher league physically and is 100% healthy. There is no reason Guti should or will start over him.
 

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Hmmm Diarra is still new to the team? He will probably first come on as a substitute. I doubt a signing will make his debut 5 days after training with the team as a starter against one of the strongest teams in the league.
 

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I guarantee Guti starts this game.
 

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Juande is not a big fan of Guti. He's taken him off a couple of times already, and tactically speaking it would be baffling to start him instead of Lassana in this kind of game against a strong rival. Lassana and Gago not only give us security but they're capabe of building up play, and Juande's 4-4-2 means no room for HAZ.
 

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Juande's given Guti complete control in the midfield and started him both games when he could have started somebody else, particularly in El Clasico.

This is not about what we think and what Guti does and doesn't offer as I whole heartedly agree that 'Lass' is better. I'm just saying I'm 99% sure he'll start.
 

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Yeah same here I agree starting Lassana Diarra over Guti in a 442 and against Villareal makes much more sense. But BECAUSE Lassana is a new signing, I doubt he'll be making his debut that easily.
 

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Pipita is very doubtful to play against Villarreal, as hes got a virus and it wasnt possible for him to train yet and it dousnt look good for him for the game.
 
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