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PREPARING FOR THE CLASH WITH OSASUNA

23 Feb 2006
Caparr??s is thinking in the duo Rub?n-Arizmendi for the striking zone while Juanma and Sergio will return to the starting lineup. In Osasuna the novelty is the return of Pierre Web?? who has been injured. Milosevic and Ra??l Garc?a will be the main references in Javier Aguirre's team.

DEPORTIVO: JUANMA AND SERGIO RETURNS
The absence of Coloccini due to suspension will be covered by Juanma. The Huelva-born defender will be the partner of Jorge Andrade in the central positions. Manuel Pablo will continue on the right side while Capdevila will play on the left.

Another novelty will be the presence of Sergio replacing De Guzm??n in midfield. The Catalan player will try to secure the sector along with Aldo Duscher. Pedro Munitis has been facing troubles in one toe, but his presence on the left wing is almost secure. Caparr??s will continue to present V?ctor on the right although Gallardo gave a good impression against Zaragoza.

It seems that the Sevillan coach is satisfied with the performance made by the duo Rub?n Castro-Arizmendi. In the last training both players performed in the attacking positions and it's expected to see them as starters against Osasuna. Yesterday Diego Trist??n had complaints about his lack of participation in the last matches; however, it wasn't enough argument to convince Caparr??s and the marksman will continue to start on the bench.

The good news was the return of Iv??n Carril to the normal training. The Fabril winger has been out of the first squad since December for injury reasons, but his return into the competition isn't expected to occur this weekend, Caparr??s will probable give him a chance in the next visit to Camp Nou. The other player that will miss the trip to Reyno de Navarra is Taborda who is still in recuperation from his muscular problems.


OSASUNA: RA?L GARC??A AND MILOSEVIC
The novelty in Osasuna is the return of Pierre Web?? who has been out due to a muscular injury. One of the players that will be on target is Ra??l Garc?a, the 19-year-old player is without doubt one of the surprises of the season with his class and five goals scored. The game against Depor will be his official match No. 25 meaning that his buy-out clause will be increased to €22 million as his contract stipulates. Garc?a has been mentioned as a possible target of Real Madrid for the next season.

Another player that could be a decisive factor is Savo Milosevic. The striker is the best scorer of the team with seven goals and Depor's defenders must be alert with his aerial game. Another player to be followed is Delporte, he will have a special confrontation against Munitis since the French player doesn't forgive the injury that left him out of the pitch for a couple of weeks.

Milosevic knows the importance of the match and he admitted the necessity of the three points: "If we win the game against Depor we will generate a 12 point difference with them, in that case it will be almost impossible that they can surpass us on the table. For that reason it's very important to get a victory in this match. In the year and a half that I have been here I saw that we always play good matches against the big clubs, so I am not afraid of them."

The absences for the coach Javier Aguirre are the defender Javier Fla?o who is suspended and Marcelo Sosa who is injured (knee). The place of Fla?o will be covered by Jos? Izquierdo. Deportivo and Osasuna already met at Reyno de Navarro this season; it was a match for copa del rey in which the home side defeated the Galicians with a last-minute goal (2-1).


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