The defeat of Anoeta supposed a greater punishment for Raul Garci’a and De Marcos, who will not be able to be aligned on Saturday before the Betis by accumulation of admonitions. The fall of Raúl García leaves the lions without their top scorer. Also without the header midfielder. And the gap left by the Navarrese falls into the arms of Muniain, who has not played since the start since he recovered from the torn ligaments he suffered on September 28 in the right knee. I would start 219 days after doing it for the last time.
Ziganda has taken care of his return to the pitch – five consecutive games and never more than half an hour – and now he is shuffling a screen shot for the Navarrese imp. Especially since the departure of Aketxe to Toronto is the only specialist in the squad to play in the playmaker.
The return of Muniain is being exemplary in terms of the physical response of the player. He received medical discharge and reappeared at just six months of his injury and the return to normal dynamics has not caused any muscle injury. Warned of the need for recovery because a couple of years ago had to go through the same in the other knee, the footballer has taken the turn with less anxiety than then. He said that from the first day is handled without fear or uncertainty. His capacity for sacrifice in the long and hard training of rehabilitation have done the rest.
Setién, on the bullseye
The ownership in San Mamés is one of the small prizes that Muniain can leave the season. When it fell on September 28, few would bet that it would start any of the games of the course from the beginning.
The return to the initial formation would cross to Munian with Setién, of which it has good memory of the last time that they saw themselves in San Mamés. The Navarrese was among the elect of Valverde that on April 14, 2017 they faced Las Palmas that the Cantabrian then directed. The Lions won 5-1 and Munian made his first double in the category.