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31 Jul 2006
The pre-season in Isla Canela has ended with a friendly match against the local squad of Ayamonte. Depor achieved a 2-1 win and Caparr??s made three experiments in the lineup. Cristian Hidalgo debuted as scorer and Iago secured the victory at the end of the match.

Caparr??s proved three new experiments: the duo Arbeloa-Lopo as central defenders, Coloccini as a defensive midfielder and Sergio as Valer??n's substitute. Manuel Pablo returned to the right side and Capdevila continued on the left. Juan Rodriguez complemented the defensive lineup in midfield. The strategy worked well during the game because Ayamonte didn't generate too many occasions during the match.

Sergio tried to act in Valer??n's roll, but the Catalan doesn't have the same vision than the Canarian although that he made a couple of good assists, including a good pass to Estoyanoff. The Uruguayan performed as right winger and his shot was cleared out by the keeper  Javi Lama. Riki performed on the left wing and his main opportunity during the first half, was a free-kick that Lama saved in the last second (16')

Arizmendi was also very active during the match, but he couldn't score. His main chance occurred during a counterattack when his shot passed inches away from the left post (21'). It was Ayamonte who took the lead thanks to Justo who surprised everyone with his goal after taking advantage of a defensive error (43’).

The situation changed during the second half with Caparr??s making six changes including the introduction of Cristian Hidalgo on the right wing. The Catalan scored the equaliser five minutes after half-time with a powerful shot. The entrance of Iago also revitalised the game of the Galicians. He gave new ideas to Depor and the squad was near to scoring the second goal after Riki and Cristian enjoyed of a couple of opportunities.

A victory that was near to arriving once again when Lopo hit the post at the end of the game. Finally, the wining goal arrived  when Iago took advantage of a lost ball in the area (88'). In this way Depor has ended the pre-season stage in Isla Canela with a record of three victories and one defeat. The squad returned this morning to La Coru?±a and will enjoy of a short period of vacations. Depor will return to train in Abegondo this Friday.

Ayamonte: Javi Lama - Edu, Chechu, Quevedo, Cacho - Alberto, Barba, Justo, Iv??n - Guille, Pepe Pola. Also played: Manolo, Ra??l Garc?­a, Pozzi, Rub?©n Maya, David Jim?©nez, Ra??l Ruiz, V?­ctor, Fidel, Fran and Sergio.
Deportivo: Mackay - Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Arbeloa, Capdevila - Juan Rodr?­guez, Coloccini - Estoyanoff, Sergio, Riki - Arizmendi. Also played: Fabricio, Rodri, Cristian, Iago, Munitis, De Guzm??n, Rochela and Marcos Caridad
Goals: 1-0 (43') Justo, 1-1: (50') Cristian, 1-2: (88') Iago
Referee: N???±ez Garc?­a.

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