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02 Jan 2006
The debut of Arizmendi seems to be the main novelty in Deportivo; meanwhile, Osasuna will travel to La Coru?±a with the absences of Milosevic, Cu?©llar and Valdo due to injury problems. But Moha and Webo were confirmed as options of Javier Aguirre for this match.

Caparr??s will not give any rest to his starter eleven, that's the general idea that the Sevillan coach transmitted to the media in his last press conference. In this sense it's expected that Deportivo will present the same lineup used in the liga defeat against Espanyol. The main novelty seems to be the presence of Arizmendi as right winger replacing Romero.

The Madrilian striker arrived last week to La Coru?±a and it seems that Caparr??s is ready to give him his first chance. Since V?­ctor isn't totally recovered form his muscular problems the confrontation with Osasuna is a good opportunity in order to prove new alternatives. The Sevillan trainer was asking for solutions for his problems in the wings and according to what has been said, the arrival of Arizmendi could be the answer to his prayers.

The absences of Osasuna for the match are Milosevic (muscular problems), Cu?©llar (tight injury) and Valdo (knee fracture). These three players are key figures in the current performance of the squad and coach Javier Aguirre will have to trust in youngsters like the striker Gorka Brit.

The good news for the Mexican coach is that he will be able to use Moha and Web??. Both players were called in order to participate in the African Nations Cup, but they have permission in order to participate in this match. However they will not play in next Wednesday’s second-leg game.

Despite of the absences Osasuna's president, Patxi Izco is optimistic about the chances of his squad: "The fact of playing the copa gives us a lot of illusion since we did a good job on the last occasion, it will be excellent if we repeat a participation in the final. It's complicated, but we must not fear any rival and I believe that our chances are 50-50 against Deportivo."

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