Once again its the ‘Duck between’ the sticks in our team of the week and Abbondazieri really is looking like an amazing signing for Schuster. He’s joined by two midfielders from Getafe and to be honest there are a few more from his club who arguably deserve a place in our team. Under Bernd Schuster, Getafe are a team of almost unheard of players who are making a big impression in Spain and long may it continue. The ever dependable Belenguer marshals the defence and deserves special mention for the best home defensive record in La Liga – Getafe have yet to concede at home!
Helguera plays for us at centre half and the player who was inexplicably frozen out last season is making the most of the opportunities coming his way in the absence of Sergio Ramos. A vastly underrated player who capped off his weekend performance with a goal. He is joined at Centre Back by Gabi Milito – his brother made the team last week so its only fair.
Navas plays down the right and is another regular in our first team – if he can sort himself out he is going to be a real star of the future. Robinho plays down the other flank after putting in the kind of performance against Nastic that we know he can produce but needs to do it more often. He created havoc down the right flank at the weekend and along with his team mate (and our right back) Marti, is enough to give most opposing full backs a nightmare.
Munitis lines up in attack alongside his team mate Zigic and the pair of them are forming an outstanding partnership – Ayala and Albiol looked quite relieved at the final whistle that they had only conceded the one goal. The Racing strike pairing have eased the pressure on their coach and will cause all sorts of problems for far less accomplished defenders than Valencia’s this season.