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16 Jul 2012
Second phase in the pre-season of Deportivo; the team travels to Vilalba in order to relax, but also to continue preparing the new season. On Friday the team will play the first friendly match; two days later the stage ends with the second friendly game.

Deportivo enters into the second phase of the pre-season. Today the first team travels to Vilalba [72 Km away from A Coruña]. They’re traveling by bus from the Riazor (12h00 CET) and will arrive to Vilalba a couple of hours later. In the afternoon the team will train at the A Magdalena stadium for the first time (18h30 CET). The headquarters of the team will be located at Hotel Spa Vilalba Attica21

In the first week of the pre-season the team has been working at Abegondo; the training sessions have mixed physical work factors with some tactical basic aspects imposed by coach José Luis Oltra. The stage at Vilalba will add a new factor: the relaxation. Hotel Attica21 is specialized in hot springs, so this stage will also help the players to relax and start the mental preparation ahead of the Primera season.

The team will be training at the Magdalena stadium in double-shift training sessions; Depor will also face the first two friendly matches of the pre-season during this stage. The first will be against Viveiro CF, a club from Preferente Galicia (Friday, 19h00 CET, Cantarrana field). The second will be against Tercera club Racing Club Vilalbés (Sunday, 18h00 CET, A Magdalena stadium).

New signings Evaldo and Alberto Rodriguez didn’t arrive on Sunday and therefore will miss the first days in Vilalba; still they should join the team in the coming days and should be part of the stage at the end of the week. The other two signings, André Santos and Pizzi, will be there since the first day.

Oltra has also picked five players from Deportivo B: keepers Marc Martinez and David Gómez, centre backs Marcos Caridad and Uxio, plus left winger Victor Diaz. The other two Fabril’s members that worked with the team during the first week, right winger Diego Vela and striker Álvaro Lemos, are returning to the B squad on Monday.

List of 25 players traveling to Vilalba:
Goalkeepers: Aranzubia, Lux, Marc Martinez and David Gómez
Defenders: Manuel Pablo, Laure, Seoane, Ze Castro, Aythami, Rochela, Ayoze, Marcos Caridad and Uxio.
Midfielders: Juan Domínguez, Álex Bergantiños, Jesús Vázquez, André Santos, Saúl, Bruno Gama, Salomão, Valerón, Juan Carlos and Pizzi
Strikers: Riki and Bodipo



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