Squad news


12 Jan 2007
Caparr??s will not make any modification to the squad that defeated Real Madrid at the Riazor during the past weekend. Albert Lopo and Valer??n are ready to play, but the Sevillan coach knows that the continuity could be an important factor in order to face the rest of la liga season. It must be also remembered that Depor has to face Mallorca on Wednesday, and then it's when the rotations might come.

An old advice in the world of football tells that a winning team shouldn't been changed, and Joaqu?­n Caparr??s is ready to follow the recommendation. In order to face Recreativo de Huelva, he is preparing the same lineup that defeated Real Madrid last weekend.

This means that Aouate will start as the goalkeeper, the defensive line will be composed of Manuel Pablo at the right back, Capdevila on the left, and the duo Arbeloa-Andrade in the centre. It has been reported that Albert Lopo is ready to play. The Catalan spent the last weeks injured (groing strain), but now he is ready to appear again. But according to what was sen in yesterday's training, Caparr??s will trust in the same line that achieved a clean sheet against the Madrilians.

It's the same story in midfield, the duo De Guzm??n-Duscher will continue with the mission of controlling the traffic of the ball. Meanwhile, Fabi??n Estoyanoff will repeat his roll on the right wing, and Cristian Hidalgo will do the same on the left. Juan Carlos Valer??n is fit for the game, but Caparr??s will not risk him and the Canarian playmaker will probably start on the bench.

Finally, the offensive couple Riki-Arizmendi will start again in la liga. It was speculated that Caparr??s could be giving a chance to Taborda or to Adri??n, but the Sevillan will probably reserve them for the second-leg against Mallorca.

In Recreativo, the main news is that Ed?? Moya will probably miss the confrontation against Depor (back injury). The defender was a starter in the first twelve matches of the season, but he has been out during the last five matches for different reasons. It was also known that Pablo Amo will not play because of a clause in his loan contract (he belongs to Deportivo).

Who is ready to play is Sinama Pongolle. The French striker has been suffering from fever during the last three days, but the doctors trust that he will be ready for Sunday's game, although he isn't in perfect shape. It's expected that he and Uche will conform the offensive line that will face Depor at the Nuevo Colombino.

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