The 18-man squad for tomorrow night's game at Atlético Madrid (yet again) won't be announced till the morning, but we already know that Pozuelo has recovered well enough from his hamstring strain to be on the train north, alongside new boys Dorlan Pabón and Guillermo Molins but not Salva Sevilla or Juan Carlos, who are both still injured.
Another player in the party - and almost certain to start - is Joel Campbell, which might surprise anyone who'd read headlines suggesting he'd be in Costa Rica for an international game this weekend. This is because the poor lad has been the victim of what we like to call in Britain "an almighty cock-up". Betis originally allowed him to fly across the Atlantic to play in a World Cup qualifier next week, but subsequently realised they didn't need to have released him till Monday, so ordered him to get on the next plane back (which he did, with apparent good humour). He'll catch another transatlantic flight after tomorrow's game, turn out for his country against Panama on Wednesday, and return to Seville after that. The Seville papers can't agree on exactly how many kimlometres he'll have travelled in a week, but it's something upwards of 32,000. Let's hope the in-flight movies were good.