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Tomorrow night in Vallekas, I think we can secure our CL qualification spot if we win in our friends' home.

Rayo Vallecano - Athletic Club
02/05/2014 - 21.00
Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas
Árbitro: Fernández Borbalán (Andalucía)

As usual there's a lot of interest in this game.
http://www.canalathletic.com/noticias/2014-04-30/entradas-athletic-cola-201404301304.html

Bukaneros prepare a nice tifo.
http://www.bukaneros.org/?p=4895

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Iraizoz, Toquero, Iñigo Pérez, Laporte, Erik Morán, San José, Beñat, Iturraspe, Kike Sola, De Marcos, Ibai, Albizua, Iago Herrerín, Susaeta, Iraola, X.Etxeita, Mikel Rico, Gurpegi, Muniain, Aduriz, Ander Herrera, Saborit, Ekiza, Balenziaga, Guillermo, Ruiz de Galarreta.
 

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Hello lads.

Just back from Bilbo after my Easter vacation.

The disappointment of the Barcelona game was quickly swept aside by our win v Seville in my first game at our new home which was fantastic.

The pre match atmosphere was strangely subdued around Poza's with a tangible nervousness in the air.Nerves were quickly settled by Susa's early goal direct from a corner and after that we took control.

Seville were very disappointing with Emery's team selection and tactics most unusual.I was very surprised they left their best players on the bench and played with two up front and adopted a long ball game which gave us an extra player in midfield.

Clearly the Europa League means more to Seville.

Tonights match won't be easy against an inform team who in their last ten matches have won 7 drawn 2 and lost only to Real Madrid.

They have scored 11 in their last 4 matches are going to be a threat.

On the plus side we have lost only once there in our last nine visits and they have the worst defensive record in the whole league.

Onwards and upwards.
 

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I thought Munain was suspended after getting 5th yellow last wknd?
 

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starting lineup:
Iraizoz; Iraola, San José, Laporte, Balenziaga; Iturraspe, Mikel Rico, Herrera; Susaeta, Aduriz, De Marcos

bench:
Iago Herrerin; Toquero, Beñat, Etxeita, Guillermo, Moran, Albizua.

De Marcos on left wing :eek: Would have liked to see Guillermo on that position....

I thought Munain was suspended after getting 5th yellow last wknd?
correct, he's not in the squad today
 

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Blunder from Ruben, but not an easy finish for San Jose, well executed...Rayo are not looking safe, we should add a few more :)

Btw in the end it's Susa who moved to right wing
 

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I'm expecting a lot of goals in this match, Vallecano provides a truly great games lately. Both teams scored 3 goals in previous round, they have really good attack.
 

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That's the beautiful thing about Rayo though, innit? They can outplay the planet's biggest clubs on a good day, other times they get demolished by crappy teams...got to love Paco Jemez, despite so many limitations he's doing an amazing job year in year out
 
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