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14 Mar 2013
Riki and Marchena are returning to the lineup; those should be the main novelties for the Galician derby, though Fernando Vázquez hasn’t decided yet the lineup. Jesús Vázquez & Salomăo are now doubtful for Friday.

Fernando Vázquez hasn’t decided yet the lineup for the Galician derby. On Wednesday he explained that on these days he was more worried of his team and that will decide the squad in the coming hours. Still, it’s expected that he’ll only make a couple of changes to the lineup that faced FC Barcelona in the past weekend, and those novelties are caused by the return of centre-back Carlos Marchena and striker Riki.

The coach also said that any of the three centre-backs available for the meeting –Marchena, Insua and Aythami- could be starters, but the most probable thing is that Aythami Artiles will be the one joining Marchena at the centre of the defense

The ex-Valencia man skipped the training session on Wednesday due to flue, but he should be fine for Friday. Who are doubtful are left winger Diogo Salomăo and centre midfielder Jesús Vázquez, the first is dragging a groin problem, though late on Wednesday the doctors said that's only a small problem, while the second a hamstring injury.

Vázquez hasn’t tested any lineup during the trainings; he just worked some moves with the defense. Daniel Aranzubia at the goal, plus Sílvio Azevedo and Ayoze Diaz at the sides were joining Aythami and Marchena during these practices.

About the rest of the team, the coach hasn’t given any clue of the lineup. Perhaps the biggest doubt is who will play at midfield, Abel Aguilar and Paulo Assunçăo were the starters against Barca, and now Vázquez can choose Juan Dominguez for the task, the Galician midfielder has played good games against Celta in the past, even scoring the goal in the first round game.

In attack, probably the main news is that Riki returns to lead the attack. He has only missed one game on this season. Juan Carlos Valerón should stay performing on the playmaking function, while Pizzi and Bruno Gama should attack from the wings.



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