Squad news


27 Jun 2012
The first team returns to trainings in two weeks; for now the club has only confirmed three friendly matches, though the media in Portugal has informed of another game to be played in Portugal against Paços de Ferreira.

Deportivo will kick-off the pre-season 2012/13 in fifteen days; the players return to trainings on July 10, that same day la liga will draw the calendar for the Primera season. This year Deportivo’s vacation period has been shortened as the Segunda campaign is longer and in the end the players are just resting six weeks.

For now the planning is to train at Abegondo during the first two weeks of the pre-season then the squad will complete a mini-stage in Vilalba between July 16 and 22. It’s exactly the same schedule followed during the last pre-season. This stage will end with the first friendly game; it will be against Racing Club Vilalbés from Tercera División.

Then the first team will return to train at Abegondo and will probably play one or two more friendly games before the end of the month. The idea is to play in Galicia or in Portugal. According to Portuguese Sportpaper O Jogo, Deportivo is going to visit Paços de Ferreira on August 3, though Depor hasn’t confirmed yet this friendly match.

Taking in mind that the Primera season starts earlier (August 18/19), Deportivo will only play three friendly games in August. The first should be the one against Paços de Ferreira, and the other two will be matches against Primera clubs.

Sevilla FC is the first one of these clashes and its part of the Antonio Puerta memorial trophy then the club will close the pre-season with the dispute of the 67th edition of the Teresa Herrera trophy against Atlético Madrid. One week later the Galician outfit will play the first match of the Primera season 2012/13.

Friendly matches scheduled so far:
July 22: RC Vilalbés Vs. Deportivo (A Magdalena stadium)
August 3: FC Paços de Ferreira Vs. Deportivo (Estádio da Mata Real, match still to be confirmed)
August 8: Sevilla FC Vs. Deportivo (Sánchez Pizjuán)
August 11: Deportivo Vs. Atletico (Teresa Herrera trophy, Riazor)



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