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PREPARING THE CLASH WITH ZARAGOZA

17 Feb 2006
Coach Caparr??s is happy with the performance of his team against Betis. For this reason he will repeat the formation used at the Ruiz de Lopera, the only modification is the entrance of Arizmendi in the place of Trist??n. Meanwhile, the duo Milito-Ewerthon is promising to give a headache to Depor's defenders.

The defensive line will be the same with Juanma and Andrade in the central positions. Manuel Pablo will play on the right side while Capdevila will perform on the left. Caparr??s is managing the possibility of introducing Coloccini if Andrade continues with his ankle problems, however, the Portuguese has trained with normality in the last two days.

De Guzm??n and Duscher seems to be the main alternatives in midfield, but Caparr??s could introduce Coloccini in the place of De Guzm??n. What seems clear is the presence of Munitis as second striker and Romero in the left wing. The speculation exists about who will cover the right wing, it seems that V?­ctor could perform there on Sunday, but Caparr??s could try to debut Gallardo in that position.

The only secure change compared to the team that played in Sevilla is the exit of Diego Trist??n. Arizmendi seems to be the main alternative in Caparr??s' strategy meaning that Rub?©n Castro will have to wait one more time on the bench. The Canarian has scored three goals in the last three official matches, but it seems that for the moment it isn't enough in order to win a place in the starting lineup. The only absences for Depor are Taborda and Iv??n Carril who are still injured.

Julien de Guzm??n talked after yesterday's training and he said that he's happy in La Coru?±a. The Canadian also believes that Depor must start to win matches at home: "I must admit that I'm more happy now that at the beginning of the season, it just a matter of finding my own place. About the game with Zaragoza, I believe that we are achieving better results away from the Riazor, and now it's time to turn around the situation."

ZARAGOZA: MILITO + EWERTHON = DANGER
According to the statistics, the partnership between the strikers Diego Milito and Ewerthon is second one in Spain, between them they accumulate 19 goals scored in la liga and 13 in the copa. Only the couple Ronaldinho-Eto'o presents better numbers (29 goals scored in la liga). Another curiosity is that Zaragoza has never lost a match if any of their two dangerous strikers scores a goal, a fact that Depor's defenders must notice.

The novelty is the return of Luis Cuartero to the squad. He missed the last matches for injury reasons. Savio continues with his problems and he will not return until the next match against Barcelona while Celades is suspended. The full squad picked up by the coach V?­ctor Mu?±oz is formed by: C?©sar, Valbuena and Miguel (goalkeepers); Ponzio, ?lvaro, Gabriel Milito, Cuartero, Toledo and Capi (defenders); Aranz??bal, Zapater, Movilla, Generelo and Cani (midfielders); ?“scar, Sergio Garc?­a, Ewerthon, Lafita and Diego Milito (strikers).


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