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THINKING OF MALLORCA

08 Sep 2006
Caparr??s seems to be thinking in a lineup without strikers and with three defensive midfielders. Facts that invites to think in a defensive formation in Ono Estadi. But the Sevillan coach still has to decide who will play in Mallorca. Meanwhile, Gregorio Manzano is thinking in Ibagaza as starter for this confrontation.

On Thursday Caparr??s proved a very strange formation for the liga match against Mallorca, the defensive line was the expected one with Barrag??n on the right side, Arbeloa and Lopo in the centre and with Capdevila on the left. But the surprises appeared in midfield, the Sevillan coach tested a triple pivote figure with Duscher, Coloccini and Sergio at the same time.

Riki and Arizmendi would continue to play on the wings, while Juan Rodr?­guez was proved as the striker. The reconversion of this three players called the attention of the reporters in Abegondo, and it has been speculated that Caparr??s will try to play with a defensive strategy in Mallorca. But this reconversions should be a common thing  in Deportivo, a fact that the coach explained before: "This is the squad we have. We have to work as Lopo or Rodri  were our strikers."

Yesterday, Caparr??s didn't proved any formation for this match. Instead he separated the defenders from the midfielders and the strikers. Caparr??s worked with tactical movements with the three groups. The squad will train during this morning and the travel to Mallorca has been scheduled for this afternoon. The list of called players should give more clues about the formation to be used on Sunday’s game.

The casualties in Deportivo for this game are: Juan Carlos Valer??n, Sebasti??n Taborda, Adri??n L??pez, Jorge Andrade and Pablo Alvarez. All of them for injury reasons. Iago was suffering from a blow that he suffered in the match with Lugo, but he is ready to play if Caparr??s needs his services.

In Mallorca the big novelty could be the debut of Ariel Ibagaza, the Argentinean has returned to the club and Gregorio Manzano is thinking in using him since the beginning, Ibagaza would replace Basinas. The other novelty is the return of N??nez to the defensive line. In midfield, Manzano has tested a formation with Pereyra as the only pivote and the combination Jon??s Guti?©rrez-Pisculichi upfront, but this seems not probable since Pisculichi still out of the plans of the Madrilian coach. Maxi L??pez should take his place while Juan Arango will return to the lineup after he participated with Venezuela in a friendly match. 

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