Squad news


01 Feb 2013
Marchena won’t be available for Saturday; Evaldo returns to the starting formation, there are other doubts related to the lineup, including the system, which could be a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3 draw. There’s also the doubt of who will be the keeper.

Centre-back Carlos Marchena seemed on his way back to the starting lineup after rejoining the trainings during Wednesday’s session, but one day later he was feeling pain on his right thigh and stayed out of the training session. Later Domingos told to reporters that the ex-Valencia man will probably be out of Saturday’s match.

It means an important setback as Ze Castro and new signing Kaká are the only available centre-backs for the meeting. The Portuguese coach didn’t want to confirm if Pablo Insua is going to play there, he just admitted the possibility and also that Jesús Vázquez could be relocated. Despite Kaká will only complete one training session with the team before the game it’s possible to see him picked for the clash.

Meanwhile, Left-back Evaldo Fabiano is back into contention after surpassing his injury, just in time as coach Domingos Pacięncia is losing Sílvio Azevedo due to suspension. Also, centre-back Abel Aguilar is back and ready to go directly into the starting formation in order to claim the spot of suspended Paulo Assunçăo. The Colombian didn’t train on Thursday, but Domingos told to reporters that it was a precautionary measure and that he will be fit to play.

Domingos tested on Wednesday the probable formation for Saturday’s game against Getafe, and there are several doubts about the possible lineup. The first one is who will be the goalkeeper. Daniel Aranzubia made a great job against Valencia, but the coach left the impression that Argentine German Lux might have a new chance.

Another doubt is who will play at midfield and therefore the scheme for the match. On Wednesday, the coach tested two draws; in the first the 4-3-3 draw with André Santos as the third centre midfielder, and then a 4-2-3-1 with Javier Camuńas as a playmaker.

About the rest of the team, Manuel Pablo should stay at the right-back position, Ze Castro joins Marchena, Insua, Kaká or Jesús Vázquez at the centre of the defense and Evaldo performs on the left.

Álex Bergantińos keeps his spot at midfield, Abel Aguilar returns and joins him. Bruno Gama will continue attacking from the right wing, Pizzi does it from the left and Riki should be the central attacker.



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