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TACTICS: ONE FULL ROUND WITH CHANGES

06 Mar 2015
The last time Deportivo repeated the same lineup in two consecutive games was for the meetings against Valencia and Espanyol. Víctor Fernández will make at least one change now, so he will spend 19 straight games making modifications.

The injuries, suspensions and personal decisions are causing to see Víctor Fernández presenting 18 different starting formations within the last 18 league meetings. The last time the starting formation was repeated in two straight matches was at the end of October for the games against Valencia CF and RCD Espanyol.

At the time the lineup presented in both games was: Fabricio – Juanfran, Insua, Sidnei, Luisinho – Wilk, Medunjanin – Cuenca, Fariña, Lucas – Cavaleiro. Curiously that repetition of lineups only lasted 18 minutes, because Lucas got injured in the second game and had to be replaced.

And Víctor will reach the same height of the calendar, now in the second round, without repeating the squad, because he’s at least planning one change for the home meeting against Sevilla CF with the entry of Iván Cavaleiro, who until the past week was the only man participating in all the games in liga.

The Portuguese sustained a muscle injury that sidelined him from the meeting against UD Almeria, now he is ready to return into the starting eleven. The coach hasn’t tested anything specific on this week, so there are more doubts in the possible squad to face the Andalusians

One of the doubts is who will join Sidnei Rechel at the centre of the defence. Albert Lopo is returning from suspension and last week Víctor left an open door to see Pablo Insua staying in the formation.

Another doubt is who could play on the right wing, José Rodríguez and Isaac Cuenca have been tested there. It’s even possible to see both men playing at the same time as one of the tests meant to perform with them at the sides and Cavaleiro playing as centre forward.

What’s certain is that Luis Fariña won’t be a starter in the game, something clarified by the player himself during an interview at La Voz de Galicia, ”My aspirations are to be fine for the game against Valencia. Only a few days are remaining for Saturday. I will try in order to be at my best, but it’s complicated. In any case I’m available for what the coach decides. If I have to play then it’s welcomed, and if not, then I will help from the bench or form the outside.”

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