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PRE-SEASON: GALICIAN TEAM 0 - DEPORTIVO 2

05 Aug 2006
Deportivo played a new friendly game against a combination of Galician players that performs in local leagues and in Tercera divisi??n. Goals scored by Cristian and Riki gave the victory to Depor. The game also meant the debut of Barrag??n and Verd?? with the Blanquiazul shirt.

The game started with bad news. During the morning, Joan Capdevila suffered a muscular injury in his left knee and he will be out for at least 3 weeks. Capar??s decided to cover his position as left back with Rodri, one of the latest signings of the squad. The central couple was conformed by Lopo and Arbeloa while the right side was occupied by Manuel Pablo.

In midfield there were more novelties. Coloccini and De Guzm??n were the two pivotes and Iago played as playmaker. The presence of the Argentinean player in this zone indicates that Caparr??s already has Duscher's substitute. Estoyanoff and Cristian Hidalgo played in the wing positions and Riki was the only striker.

It was the first friendly match for Deportivo in Galicia and as it happened in the games previously played in Isla Canela, the squad showed a poor game. The rival was a combination of Galician players from the zone of Santiago de Compostela and it gave battle to Depor during the first 30 minutes. Then  the first goal arrived, it was conquered by Cristian Hidalgo, one of the new incorporations that has showed a better level during the pre-season.

The second goal was scored by Riki after a sensational play made by Iago. It's the first goal for the Madrilian striker with the shirt of Deportivo. During the second half, Caparr??s made several changes starting with the debut of Barrag??n and Verd??. Depor continued to play a boring game, but at least the Sevillan coach had the chance to see his newest incorporations in action.

MATCH STATISTICS
Galician team: R?­os - Balderrama, Ux?­o, Gonzalo, Orto?±o - Mari?±o, Nieto, Vidal, Seoane - Jos?© Manuel, Jes??s. Also played: Jos?© Ram??n; V?­ctor, Froj??n, Canosa, Vecino, Iago and Orlando.   
Deportivo: Fabricio - Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Arbeloa, Rodri - Coloccini, De Guzm??n - Estoyanoff, Iago, Cristian - Riki. Also played: Mackay; Barrag??n, Verd??, Juan Rodr?­guez, Sergio and Arizmendi. 
Goals: 0-1: (29') Cristian, 0-2: (43') Riki. 
Referee: Pose V??zquez. He showed yellow card to Lopo (73').
Venue: Xes??s Garc?­a Calvo (2,000)


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