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27 Apr 2013
Abel Aguilar is ready to return after completing the last two training sessions, therefore Deportivo travel to Andalusia with the only casualties of Laure & Marchena. At Real Betis, the big doubts are centre-back Paulão and midfielder Nosa.

Coach Fernando Vázquez is recovering centre midfielder Abel Aguilar for the visit to Real Betis (Benito Villamarín, Monday, 22h00 CET). The Colombian midfielder picked a grade I muscle injury on his right thigh during the visit to Levante UD and skipped the clash against Athletic Bilbao.

Aguilar begun the week working sidelined, but completed the last two training sessions and will go directly into the starting eleven for Monday after receiving the medical okay. Other three players were facing physical problems during the week: striker Riki (muscle), goalkeeper German Lux (elbow) and attacker Nélson Oliveira (adductor), but by Friday the trio was already fine and should be available for the meeting.

So, the only two players that will miss the game in Andalusia are right-back Laureano Sanabria ´Laure’ (groin) and centre-back Carlos Marchena (quadriceps strain). Fernando Vázquez also returns to the bench after serving a two-match suspension related to the red card saw in the match against Real Zaragoza.

Abel Aguilar & Oliveira during Thursday’s training
At Real Betis, coach Pepe Mel has the big doubt of centre-back Paulo Afonso ‘Paulão’; the Brazilian has only played in the half of this season’s league matches, but currently was a normal starter at the centre of the defense. He’s dragging an Achilles injury and is unlikely that he will be ready to face Depor.

Another doubt for the game is centre midfielder Emmanuel Nosakhare ´Nosa´; the 22-year-old Nigerian player has left a positive impression on this season, but hasn’t training during the week due to an adductor muscle problem. Other two players dragging physical problems were centre-back Antonio Amaya (knock) and centre-midfielder b>Beñat Extebarria (quadriceps), but it’s expected that the duo will be available for Monday.

In the other hand Mel is recovering right-back Ignacio Pérez (muscle) and left-back Ignacio Pérez (lumbago & toe). The only player already out of the game is playmaker Eder Vilarchao; he performs for Betis B and already played twice with the first team, but currently is out due to an ankle fracture.



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