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08 May 2009
Lassad is traveling to Huelva, but he is not fit enough, therefore Joan Verd?? is returning to the starting lineup. The main doubt at the squad of Lotina is if Lopo will regain his place at defence, or if instead, Colotto will continue there.

Lotina released on Friday the list of picked players for Sunday’s game against Recreativo (The team is traveling early in the morning and therefore Friday’s was the last training session in La Coru?a). The coach called 19 men, because no matter that striker Lassad Nouioui was picked up, he is not fit enough to start and will be sited on the bench. Therefore the formation will return to be a ?normal’ 4-2-3-1 figure with Joan Verd?? performing as a playmaker. The Catalan has been out during the last two games since Lotina has preferred a scheme with two strikers.

Also, Julian De Guzm??n and Angel Lafita are part of the squad traveling to Huelva no matter that Lotina said before they won’t play anymore on this liga season. The Basque coach explained that the reason for this was the lack of alternatives in midfield, especially since Antonio Tom??s still out injured (hamstring strain).

The main doubt in the formation that Lotina will present at the Nuevo Colombino is who will be the partner of Ze Castro at the centre of the defence. Albert Lopo has been the ?leader’ of the defence throughout the season, but in the last four games, Diego Colotto has played alongside the Portuguese defender and the squad has only leaked one goal in the period, mark that represents the best one on the season during four straight games.

The rest of the squad should be the same one that defeated Valladolid at the Riazor. With Aranzubia at the goal, Manuel Pablo at the right-back position, Filipe Luis on the left, Sergio and Juan Rodriguez at midfield, Pablo Alvarez covering the right wing, Andr?s Guardado at the left and Rodolfo Bodipo as the lonely attacker.

Picked players for the game:
Goalkeepers: Aranzubia and Mun??a.
Defenders: Laure, Filipe, Lopo, Manuel Pablo, Z? Castro and  Colotto.
Midfielders: Verd??, De Guzm??n, Guardado, Juan Rodr?guez, Lafita, Pablo ?lvarez, Sergio and Valer??n.
Strikers: Bodipo, Lassad and Riki.



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