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PREPARING THE CLASH WITH RACING

06 Nov 2006
Without time to assimilate the clash with Barcelona, Deportivo has started to prepare the second-leg match against Racing Santander for the copa del rey. Coach Caparr??s seems to have faith in his squad, and the Sevillan is preparing ten changes compared to the squad that faced la liga champions. The only player that would repeat his participation is Juanma.

Joaqu?­n Caparr??s will continue with his policy of rotations. At least it's the lecture that can be obtain after yesterday's training session. The Sevillan coach worked with a different line-up to the one saw in the liga encounter with Barcelona, the only player that repeated his participation was Juanma, the Andalucian would play in the centre alongside Jorge Andrade. This was the starting couple during the past campaign, but both players lost their place due to injury reasons.

Antonio Barrag??n could be the selected choice to play on the right side of the defence, the Galician missed his first liga game on the past Saturday, and Caparr??s could give him a new chance on this match. The left position would be for Rodri, while Mun??a will be the goalkeeper.

In midfield Caparr??s will give an opportunity to Juli??n de Guzm??n, the Canadian hasn't debuted yet on this season. The other player that will appear is Juan Rodr?­guez, the Andalucian entered during the second half in the match with Barcelona and scored the goal for the Galicians. Now he will participate in copa doing the roll that he has always liked: the pivote function.

The attacking zone will see the presence of Adri??n L??pez and Fabi??n Estoyanoff will cover the right wing. Both players made an impressive presentation on Saturday, specially the Uruguayan. Caparr??s is trusting on them and they will be responsible for the goals, an important fact since a goal scored on this match is pure gold for the Galicians. Finally, Filipe Luis will enjoy of a new opportunity and would start as left winger, and Iago will perform once again as a playmaker.

It's expected that Racing Santander will play with his starting team, this mean that coach Portugal will trust in players like Munitis, Zigic and Colsa. The Cantanbrian club started badly la liga, but they have improved their performance. Racing has achieved one win and two draws in the last three liga matches, and they already abandoned the relegation zone.


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