22 September 2009
Arancha Diaz / Translation by Manuel Arcedillo
Coach Manuel Pellegrini has called-up 18 players for Wednesday’s game against Villarreal. Alvaro Arbeloa sprained his right knee in a workout and will stay in Madrid. Other players missing the game due to an injury are Xabi Alonso, Van Nistelrooy and Metzelder. Pepe is suspended for the match but will be available for the game against Tenerife and Van der Vaart makes the cut for the first time this season.