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THINKING OF MALLORCA

20 Jan 2006
Deportivo will face the next liga match against Mallorca with five absences: Taborda, Andrade, Duscher, Juanma and Iv??n Carril. For this reason coach Caparr??s will have to make several changes in the lineup; meanwhile, Mallorca arrives to Riazor with two new players in their squad: Basinas and Jos?© Nunes.

Mallorca visits Riazor three days after the tough copa battle against Valencia, the Galicians will have to face the game with five absences: Taborda (muscular problems) Andrade (inflamed ankle), Duscher (suspended for the red card against Valencia), Juanma (suspended with five yellow cards accumulated) and Iv??n Carril (muscular problems).

The sector that will suffer more difficulties is the defence, with two of the three regular starters unable to play Caparr??s will have to use Enrique Romero as central defender, the  Andalucian player performed on that position during the Intertoto cup and he will be the partner of Coloccini on Sunday. Capdevila will return after his suspension and he will cover the left side while Manuel Pablo will perform on the right.

The absence of Duscher will cause troubles in midfield, Scaloni should be the selected option in order to replace him, but the good work of Juli??n De Guzm??n in the copa match and the subsequent eulogies made by Caparr??s invites to think that the Canadian could enjoy a new chance against Mallorca.

The absence of Iv??n Carril will also affect the plans of Depor's coach, V?­ctor could return to the lineup, but his poor performance against Alav?©s during the last weekend could cost him the place. The option that Caparr??s is studying is to use Javier Arizmedi as the right winger. In that case Diego Trist??n will be the selected choice in the striking zone. Munitis and Valer??n would complete the offensive formation.

MALLORCA IN TROUBLES
Mallorca arrives to Riazor in a difficult position, they occupy the 18th spot and they need to win points if they want to leave the relegation zone. The new striker Pisculichi is injured and he will miss the match at Riazor, but coach H?©ctor C??per will be able to use his new acquisitions: the defender Jos?© Carlos Nunes and the veteran Greek midfielder Angelos Basinas.


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