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Mallorca only has four defenders this Monday: Jaume Sastre, Martin Valjent, Brian Oliván and Jaume Costa, for the match that on Wednesday will face the leader of LaLiga, the Real Madrid, at the Santiago Bernabeú stadium.
If any of them are injured, the technician Luis Garcia Plaza will have to improvise, again, to structure a retaining wall with guarantees in one of the most complicated visits of the season for the Balearic Islands. It is possible that the footballer of the subsidiary Josep Gayá among the coach’s plans and have a few minutes, even though it is unlikely as he has yet to make his first team debut.
A streak of injuries has been primed with the vermilion set, with special force in the axis of the rear, which has caused that Argentine Franco Russo, Serbian Alexandar Sedlar and Spanish Antonio Raíllo cannot play. The last to fall was the right back Pablo Maffeo in the draw (0-0) this Sunday against Villarreal in Son Moix.
The Mallorcan coach had to improvise a defensive line in front of the “yellow submarine”, and placed a left back Brian Oliván next to Valjent, a circumstance that It led to the debut of Costa. On the right wing he lined up Sastre in the place of the injured Maffeo. Oliván more than fulfilled his mission and he was one of the team’s outstanding players, according to García Plaza.
The Madrid coach he hopes to get some of his players back at the Bernabeú, but he is pessimistic: “More or less midfield forward I am clear, there will be rotations, but I have to give the defense a turn because it is complicated, they are strong (the defensive block that ended the game) and hopefully they hold on“, declared García Plaza after the draw against Villarreal.