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TACTICS: NEW VARIANTS FOR THE LINEUP

17 Jan 2015
Oriol Riera and Celso Borges are adding options in offense for Víctor Fernández. The coach tested on Friday a 4-3-3 formation that included Riera and Medunjanin, but Cavaleiro was off.

Coach Víctor Fernández can finally add the 4-3-3 to his repertory of lineups. The addition of Celso Borges means an option to play with a midfielder with scoring skills coming from the second line, something that Depor didn’t have in recent years.

The arrival of Oriol Riera also means to increase the options at the centre of the attack, especially at this point as Hélder Postiga is out for at least two weeks. On Friday the coach tested this formation with some important novelties.

The defensive line was the same of past meetings with Fabricio at the goal, Juanfran Moreno and Luisinho on the sides, while the central positions were for Albert Lopo and Sidnei Rechel.

A first novelty appears at midfield with Haris Medunjanin joining Álex Bergantiños and Juan Dominguez at midfield. The Bosnian has been on the bench for the past three games and now he could return.

In attack, José Rodriguez was performing on the right wing, Isaac Cuenca did it on the left and Oriol Riera was the centre forward. Iván Cavaleiro was off the formation. The Portuguese attacker has been one of the best players so far and has been a starter within the last eleven meetings.

This is only a test and the absence of Cavaleiro invites to think that there could be changes before Sunday, which includes a possible switch in the system. The coach has also the option of playing with three centre-backs, which means a 5-3-2 draw, a system that  has been the alternative when the coach had missed Luis Fariña and Lucas Pérez in previous meetings. Both men plus Postiga are the only casualties for Sunday.

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