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DEFINING THE LINEUP

20 Nov 2009
Today, Lotina will decide the starting eleven that will face Atletico at the Riazor. He already has four casualties and is waiting to know if Aranzubia and Lassad will be fit for the match, while the club expects the response on Rikiís appeal.

Deporís squad trained on Thursday at Abegondo, but coach Miguel Angel Lotina didnít test any specific lineup ahead of the game against Atletico Madrid (Saturday, 18h00 CET). It will be until this day that the Basque man will define the starting eleven that will face the Madrilenians. It will be during a session behind closed doors at the Riazor. 

So far, Lotina has four casualties for the game: Sergio (suspended), Juca (thigh), Angulo (knee) and Bodipo (groin), while the main doubts are Aranzubia (thigh) and Lassad (hamstring). The keeper is not training since Tuesday after a collision with Antonio Tomas that affected a muscle on his right thigh. The doctors say he will be fit for the game, but on Thursday he was blindfolded and still feeling pain.

On Wednesday, Fabrilís keeper Marcos ValŪn was working with Manu, both could be the keepers for Saturdayís clash in case that Aranzubia isnít ready. Meanwhile, Lassad seems to be fit for the game. The Tunisian attacker has been struggling from a new hamstring problem, but has trained with normality during the week, though without taking part of the matches held during the trainings.

Finally, Lotina is expecting to meet the resolution for the case of Riki. The striker was sent off against Getafe and after two  failed appeals, a third one was presented to the Spanish Committee for Sports Discipline, which resolution should be know during this day.

In this way, Lotina will decide the starting eleven for the game after knowing the status of Riki, Aranzubia and Lassad, three players appointed as starters for the game. Another question mark is related to Juan Dominguez, the midfielder has been tested during the week as the partner of Juan Rodriguez in midfield, and today Lotina will decide if he will have the chance to be a starter or not.

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