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WAITING FOR ARIZMENDI

01 Dec 2006
Caparr??s has doubts about the lineup that he will present for the match with Racing Santander. Arizmendi is doubtful with muscular problems, while the Sevillan coach still has to decide if Sergio will be a starter on the game. The only secure thing is the defensive formation that will face Munitis and Zigic.

Javier Arizmendi didn't end yesterday's training as a precautionary measure.  The Madrilian striker still facing muscular problems and the doctors don't want to take risks with him. A late test will decide if he is ready to play against Racing at the Riazor. If Arizmendi isn't fit, his place on the right wing will be covered by Fabi??n Estoyanoff. The Uruguayan has been the 'revulsive' of the squad and now it seems that he might have a chance as starter.

The rest of the offensive formation will be composed of Cristian on the left wing, Juan Rodr?­guez in the playmaking function and Riki in the striking position. Another doubt in the squad is to know if Sergio will be part of the starting eleven. He was sited on Thursday's training, but Caparr??s proved with him in yesterday's session. Yesterday The Catalan expressed his worries about the fact of being replaced at half-time during the last two liga games. Iago and Verd?? are other options that Caparr??s is studying for the position, but the secure thing is the presence of Fabricio Coloccini as a defensive pivote.

Another thing that's clear is the defensive line that Caparr??s will use: Barrag??n on the right side, Capdevila on the left and the duo Lopo-Arbeloa in the centre. It's the same line that played the first eight games and that only allowed seven goals in 720 minutes. It's Caparr??s's solution in order to face the dangerous couple between Zigic and Munitis, the 'sharpener duo' according to the Cantabrian papers.

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