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THINKING OF REAL SOCIEDAD

11 Jan 2013
Depor have three confirmed casualties for the visit to Anoeta; coach Domingos is recovering Evaldo & Manuel Pablo. The rival is living a comfortable situation in liga, but itís also facing a tough situation due to the casualties at defense.

Busy week for Deportivo and coach Domingos PaciÍncia; the club hired two new players and at the same time there are three confirmed casualties for Sundayís visit to Real Sociedad (Anoeta, 17h00 CET). The first player ruled out of the meeting is centre midfielder Abel Aguilar, whoís suspended after picking the fifth yellow card of the season in the past game against Malaga CF.

Also, there are two players out for injury reasons, both casualties are affecting the sides of the defense: right-back Laureano Sanabria īLaure (groin) and left-back Ayoze Diaz (adductor). In the other hand the club hired two players within the last six days: right-back Silvio Azevedo and centre midfielder Paulo AssunÁ„o, duo thatís training with the team since early in the week and that have big chances of been picked for the weekend.

Then there were five players that have been dragging problems within the week. Right-back Manuel Pablo skipped the training on Tuesday and Wednesday due to an adductor problem, while left-back Evaldo Fabiano (hamstring), striker Rodolfo Bodipo (illness) and right winger Saul Fernandez (adductor) skipped the training on Wednesday. But all of them are available and returned to train by Thursday.

Aythami Artiles didnít train on Monday due to a hip problem, but heís already fine and training. Finally, Abel Aguilar hasnít trained during the week for been dragging a knock from the last game at the Riazor, but as it was explained before the Colombian man is suspended.



Paulo AssunÁ„o during his first training at Depor

Real Sociedad is facing the meeting living a comfortable situation at the end of the first round in la liga, currently lying ten points above the drop zone. But coach Philippe Montanier is facing a tough situation due to the casualties hitting his squad, mainly at defense.

And itís that he already has four confirmed casualties for the meeting with Depor, and all of them located at defense. First to all, Left-back/centre back Liassine Cadamuro is concentrated with Algeria ahead of the African Cup. Then right-back IŮigo Martinez is suspended after picking the fifth yellow card of the season in the past match against Real Madrid.

If that isnít enough both starters at the centre of the defense are also suspended. Daniel Estrada was sent off in the match at the Bernabťu and in that same meeting Mikel Gonzalez picked a fifth yellow card on the liga campaign. The problems are deeper as Chilean keeper Claudio Bravo is doubtful with a Soleus problem. Right-back Carlos Martinez had a muscle injury; he joined the trainings on Thursday, but he isnít 100% ready, though he should be part of the starting eleven facing Depor.

Also, centre midfielder Jeffrey Sarpong cancelled his contract with the club during this week and heís already back in Holland. At least the trio composed by centre midfielders Gorka Elustondo and Asier Illarramendi, plus left winger Antoine Griezmann is already recovered from a virus that hit the squad on past weeks, so theyíre all available for the meeting against Deportivo.

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