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This weekend starts the Thai League, a competition that in its 24th edition will feature eight Spanish soccer players. See if the Buriram United of Andrés Túñez is able to reconquer the Thai throne, check how far the Port FC of David Rochela and Sergio Suárez is able to reach or clarify what the goal of the Pathum United of Álvaro Silva and Toti is in their return The elite are just some of the great attractions of the tournament in the ‘Spanish for the world’ key.Port FC, eternal candidate?After starring in 2018 the best season in its history and staying last year just five points away from the championship, the Port FC of Sergio Suarez Y David Rochela He is ‘forced’ to become a serious candidate to win the Thai League. The lions conquered the FA Cup last year, ending 10 years of drought and achieving a place in the previous phase of the Asian Champions League. They fell in the second round against the Black Ceres of the Philippines, but not competing at the continental level could end up being positive in their particular fight for the Thai throne.David Rochela will continue to be one of the team’s great bastions. The Galician, captain of the Bangkok-based club, faces his fifth season at Port FC with the goal of continuing to lead the lions behind. Two lines later will be Canarian Sergio Suárez, great star of the team last season. At 33, the Las Palmas UD squad has reached his best version in Thailand. Last year he scored 12 goals, which attracted the interest of several Asian giants. However, Suarez decided to fulfill his contract in Port FC and 2020 promises to continue smiling at him. Continuity in failureLast season, Buriram United lost the Thai League after drawing in the 87th minute of the last day against the colista. And 2020 also did not start better because they fell eliminated against Shanghai SIPG in the final phase of the AFC Champions League. In spite of everything, the directive of the ‘Thunder Castle’ gave continuity to Montenegrin coach Bozidar Bandovic, who will once again count on the Hispanic-Venezuelan Andrés Túñez in the center of the rear. The central formed in the lower categories of Celta de Vigo, which has already won eight titles in Thailand, will seek to recover a throne in which it has already sat three times.He does not know what it is to win the Thai League Bangkok Glass Pathum United, which went down to Second in 2018 but regained its place in the elite after an impeccable season in which he was the leader in 28 of the 31 days. The veteran Salamanca midfielder Daniel García was instrumental in the ascent ‘Toti’, which went through Cádiz, Granada or Alavés before embarking on an Asian adventure that still lasts in 2015. This course will accompany the Andalusian Alvaro Silva, which came from the Suphanburi, which failed to save the decline last season.If you know what it is to succeed in Thailand Javier Patiño, who in his first stage in Buriram United came to conquer two leagues, an FA Cup, a Thai League and a Royal Cup. The Madrid striker, international with the Philippine national team, will compete this course with the Ratchaburi shirt, with whom he already He played on loan from Buriram last season. Carli de Murga, who will try his fortune in Chonburi after six years in the Philippines, and the Asturian of Thai origin Ernesto Amantegui, who joined the Samut Prakan City squad, complete the list of Spanish soccer players in the Thai League.