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PREVIEW: DEPORTIVO – GETAFE (LIGA 17h00)

29 Oct 2005
Only four days later Riazor will have another visit from a Madrilian team for the 10th game in the Liga. Deportivo’s moral is high after their victory against Real Madrid last Wednesday. Those three points ended a run of six games without a win and permits the Galician squad to look up in the table again. Today’s match will be crucial to see if Caparr??s men can deliver also a high performance against a smaller team.

It has been Depor’s main problem since last season and in the end it has cost them an European ticket. A win in this match would bring Depor very close to the Champions League spots, but today’s opponent has been the revelation of the season so far.

It is most probable that Caparr??s will start with the same eleven that did against Real Madrid. With the thought of never change a winning team the coach hopes to see again the same motivation and skills of these players.

This means that Colocinni seems to be recovered from his injury which he had caught Wednesday. Together with Juanma they will form the heart of the defence, assisted by Capdevila and Manuel Pablo on the flanks. The Argentinean duo Scaloni and Duscher pleased Caparros and might get another chance today. De Guzman is slowly capturing a place among the first eleven and will control from the right wing, while Munitis has al freedom from the left and is the attacking reference of the team nowadays. Valer??n and Tr?­stan are Depor’s forwards and ready to prove why the coach is counting on them every game.

No changes for the first eleven, but Caparr??s did surprise with his selection of players on the bench. C?©sar hasn’t been picked and that’s remarkable since he replaced Colocinni in the last game and it’s not certain how the Argentinean will react on his injury. Another remarkable name is Iago, a player who impresses the coach and might get a chance in the second half.

Getafe, for their part, wants to continue their impressive run this season. Schuster’s men have surprised everyone in Spain with their good play and results. Despite their good season so far the statistics predict they will have a tough game at Riazor.

The last two away matches have been lost without scoring a goal and another fact that might worry is the performances of Madrilian teams at Riazor. Since 1995 no team from Madrid has won at A Coru?±a and Depor has won 16 games out of 26 with 10 draws.

The big surprise could be the change of goalkeeper, Catalayud for Luis Garcia. Last named has been irregular in the last two matches and it’s said that the German coach might prefer Catalayud today. Special attention will be given to Riki and G??iza, two players who are performing well and Lendoiro wanted to have in the Galician squad.

PROBABLE LINEUPS
Deportivo: Molina - Manuel Pablo, Coloccini, Juanma, Capdevila - De Guzm??n, Sergio, Duscher, Munitis - Valer??n, Trist??n.
Getafe: Calatayud- Pulido, Belenguer, Matell??n, Paredes - Diego Rivas, Celestini - Cotelo, Riki, Gavil??n, G??iza.
Referee: Fern??ndez Borbal??n.
Kick-off: 17h00 (Riazor).

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