The quest for the elusive road victory continues. San Mames is always a difficult place to win for us. It’s also the last place we won on the road. Last season in the Europa League quarterfinals Iborra made a perfectly timed run to tap a Gameiro pass past a stranded goalkeeper late in the match.
Sampaoli is rotating again with Champions League in mind. Here’s the starting eleven. Not exactly confidence inspiring. Carlos Fernandez gets his first league start of the season. Mercado starts at CB (I think) after his Derbi heroics. Surprising that Ben Yedder seems to have already fallen behind Carlos Fernandez in the striker hierarchy.