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22 Oct 2016
Deportivo will know if Andone will play the derby until Saturday. Celta played in midweek and is relieved by the return of important men like Orellana and Marcelo Díaz.

The Galician derby against Celta arrives (Sunday, 12h00 CET) with good and bad news for Deportivo. Coach Gaizka Garitano is recovering right-back Juanfran Moreno, who skipped the game against FC Barcelona due to a thigh problem. At the same time centre-back Sidnei Rechel is available after suffering a rib contusion that forced to be early replaced against the Catalans.

Both men joined the trainings on Tuesday and three days later received the medical okay to play. This was leaving striker Joselu (knee sprain) as the only injured player at the squad, but on Thursday Florin Andone picked a muscle problem (thigh) and remains doubtful for Sunday’s game. He will face a late test on Saturday in order to know if he will be picked for the match.

In the case of Joselu, he remains working at the gym and should start to make some exercises on the pitch in the next two weeks. There’s another confirmed casualty for the game: Laureano Sanabria ‘Laure’. The right-back was sent off against FC Barcelona and is suspended for this game.

At RC Celta, it has been a busy week for Los Celestes, after been trashed by Villarreal CF (0-5) they played on Thursday in Europa League and grabbed a 2-2 draw with AFC Ajax. Coach Eduardo Berizzo made rotations for that game and normal starters like Hugo Mallo, Bongonda and Iago Aspas didn’t play in the game.

In recent weeks they were struck by important injury cases like Marcelo Díaz and Fabián Orellana, but they recovered both men for the derby. Orellana was available for the Europa League clash and it was him who scored the goal that meant the final equalizer.

In the case of Marcelo Díaz, he wasn’t picked for the game with Ajax as he wasn’t totally fit, but completed Friday’s training without problems and is available for the coach. Celta will have two casualties for the derby. Striker Claudio Beauvue is out with an Achilles injury, while centre-back Sergi Gómez is suspended after been sent off against Villarreal CF.



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