Luis Aragones will have trouble fielding eleven players when Real Mallorca host Athletic Bilbao at the Son Moix stadium tonight after Leo Biagini and striker Albert Luque were added to the doubtful list. Mallorca are already missing the injured Ariel Ibagaza and the suspended duo of Samuel Eto'o and Marcos Martin. The amount of absentees prompted Aragones to call-up youth team player Albert Riera on Thursday, but with the latest doubts over the freshly injured Luque and Biagini, Aragones will struggle to name eleven players capable of matching an Athletic team that have won three of their last five matches and are now eyeing a UEFA Cup place. Mallorca, who trained behind closed doors for the first time yesterday to work on things that could make a difference to the game, will be interested to see which Athletic side take to the Son Moix pitch. The Basques have had an erratic season, but are capable of some fast paced football and have a deadly strike-force in Spanish internationals Joseba Etxeberria and Ismael Urzaiz. Aragones is certain he knows which Athletic team will face Mallorca tonight. I am sure we will be playing the team that beat league leaders Real Madrid 1-0 last week, and not the one that was thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona the week before.
Athletic always play to their own certain style and are always very dangerous on the counter attack, warned Aragones.