Returns in loss Mangala played 33 minutes of Saturday's 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid.
Impact Mangala made his first appearance since the first match of the season after spending a month out with a hamstring injury and another month on the bench working on his fitness. In his place, Mouctar Diakhaby (hamstring) and Hugo Guillamon have had opportunities at center-back, but neither presented great value. With Jaume Domenech appearing to be in decent form, Mangala could be returning at the perfect time to help make this defense more valuable. Mangala still needs to earn his place in the starting XI for the next match at Eibar.
NOVEMBER 28, 2020 • ROTOWIRE