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Villarreal dealt more injury blow amid absentees for AFCON

Wed 05 January 2022 | 10:45

The Yellow Submarine have to struggle with an injury blow amid their rich vein of form.

Villarreal

have been running on a rich vein of form recently, winning their previous six clashes across all competitions; however, things are getting more complicated for them.

Unai Emery

is on the verge of losing four of his players for a while as they are representing their countries in the

Africa Cup of Nations

.

Boulaye Dia and Samu Chukwueze, who have been impressing with their fine form, will leave to play for their national teams, whereas Serge Aurier and Aissa Mandi are not available during that one month either.

Notwithstanding all that, Villarreal have lost

Francis Coquelin

to injury as he underwent surgery on his Achilles tendon.

Additionally,

Paco Alcacer

, who would be the best replacement for Dia, has also sustained a tear in his calf.

Villarreal have to lock horns with top-four rivals

Atletico Madrid

this weekend, and the club manager has to manage with six absentees.


source: SportMob

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