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RIKI OUT OF THE GAME VS ATLETICO

10 Apr 2009
The casualty of Riki for the match against Atletico Madrid was confirmed on Friday, the Madrilenian decided to stop as he still feeling problems in his left ankle. This means that Lassad and Bodipo will be the only two available attackers.

Coach Lotina still suffering problems to prepare the games in liga, no matter he already recovered Bodipo and Antonio Tom??s, the Basque trainer is now losing Riki. The Madrilenian has been struggling with a problem in the Malleolus (left ankle) since the game with Betis. He was a substitute during the visit to Espanyol and hasn’t been able to train properly during the week.

On Friday, the striker himself decided to have a break for a few days in order to have a quicker recovery, as he said to reporters: �I have to stop. The only way to heal this problem is to have a break. I have been training with problems within the last two weeks and I haven’t advanced anything. It looks like a minor thing, but see how things are now. It affected the bone that allows me to jump and to hit the ball. �

The casualty of the ex-Getafe man means that Lassad Nouioui will continue to be the starting attacker at the squad, and that Rodolfo Bodipo will be the substitute on the bench. The other striker at the squad, Mista, is also out due to a pubalgy case.

About the doubt that Lotina has for the central of the defence, nothing was solved on Friday, because the coach didn’t test anything in the training session. This since the players just made some relaxation exercises. All will be decided on Saturday’s morning (10h30 CET), the last session before the game against the Madrilenians.

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