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CHANGES IN THE LINEUP?

28 Sep 2006
Deportivo has begun to prepare the clash with Real Sociedad. Coach Caparr�s proved yesterday the same lineup that defeated Villarreal at the Riazor, but today's training will probably define the squad to be used for this confrontation. Players like Filipe, Iago or Verd� could be included in Sunday's starting formation.

Caparr�s knows that the club needs to achieve the three points on Sunday's liga game. He isn't worried about the lack of effectiveness in his strikers (they have only scored one of the five goals conquered by Depor in la liga), but he already suspects the tactic to be used by the Basques: "I am expecting to see a Real Sociedad with a strategy like the one used by Levante on the past weekend. When they give us open spaces, we are a team that makes a lot of damage. But when they don't give us those spaces, as it happened in Valencia, the situation is more complicated."

Now the Sevillan coach could be thinking in a couple of modifications in order to find those open spaces. Iago and Verd� made a solid presentation in Thursday's friendly match against Santiago de Compostela, and they could be the solution to Caparr�s' worries. Another player that has made enough merits to  be in the starting eleven is Filipe Luis, the Brazilian scored four of the seven goals and proved to be an interesting option for the left wing.

The entrance of Filipe will mean the exit of Cristian from the lineup. Meanwhile, Verd� could be an alternative to Sergio as a offensive pivote. The participation of Iago seems more difficult to happen, his position has been covered so far by Juan Rodr�guez and it seems improbable that Caparr�s will sit him on Sunday.

Another possibility that Caparr�s has in hands is Sebasti�n Taborda, the Uruguayan striker returned after several weeks and seems recuperated from his muscular problems. However, the doctors in Deportivo are recommending a lower rhythm for Taborda, meaning that he might start on the bench, he can even end out of the confrontation as a precaution measure.

Juanma is another player that's ready to appear, Caparr�s seems to prefer the duo Lopo-Arbeloa, but the ex-Racing defender is joining Rodri as the two alternatives for the position of central defender. In any case, Caparr�s has now several alternatives to prepare the game with Real Sociedad. It just a matter of finding the right solutions for his worries. In today's training it will possible to know more about the ideas of the Sevillan coach for Sunday's game.

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