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13 Aug 2006
Deportivo conquered its seventh Teresa Herrera in a row thanks to a 3-1 win over AC Milan. The goals were conquered by Coloccini, Riki and Juan Rodr?­guez for Depor, while Kak?? scored for the Italians.

The Galician squad is promising good things for the new season. They defeated AC Milan at the Riazor in a new demonstration of quality. This time the Italians played with their stars: Kak??, Inzaghi, Gilardino, Gattuso and Pirlo. Meanwhile, Caparr??s presented only one change compared to the team that defeated Nacional on Friday: Ian Mackay for Aouate who is concentrated with Israel. The young keeper made a good presentation and even saved his squad on a couple of opportunities.

Deportivo started the actions with velocity and putting pressure in midfield, facts that gave problems to the Italians. Bodipo and Juan Rodr?­guez were the first ones that tested goalkeeper Coppola, but it was Fabricio Coloccini who scored the first goal for Depor. The Ex-Milan player received a pass from Barrag??n and he gave the advantage to the Galicians at minute 7.

But a hand of Arbeloa inside of Depor's area was sanctioned as a penalty by referee Iturralde Gonz??lez. Kak?? scored the equaliser. Deportivo reacted immediately and Riki scored the second goal only  four minutes later. He sent a free-kick to the box from 30 meters and nobody was able to clear the ball. Coppola got confused and the ball ended in the back of the net without any additional intervention. The Italians tried to react, but Mackay saved his team after a good free-kick taken by Pirlo.

The rhythm of the game was lower during the second half since Depor preferred to defend. Milan tried to generate more danger and Anccelotti sent Amoroso to the pitch, but they barely had new chances against Mackay. When the game was ending Deportivo scored the third goal thanks to a new free-kick, this time it was taken by Juan Rodr?­guez. During the last minute of the game, Caparr??s allowed the debut of Iv??n P?©rez. The youngster arrived this summer for Fabril and he already had the chance to debut with the first squad.

The game was definitely the best one of the Teresa Herera. After the match Depor's players received the trophy, the seventh in a row and the eighth during the last nine years. A curious thing was the presence of Duscher on the bench, the Argentinean arrived yesterday from his country and Caparr??s called him for the match although he didn't train with the group in the previous sessions.

Deportivo: Mackay - Barrag??n, Lopo, Arbeloa, Rodri - Sergio (Manuel Pablo 88'), Coloccini - Arizmendi (Verd?? 90'), Juan  Rodr?­guez (Iv??n P?©rez 90+4'), Riki (Cristian 84') - Bodipo (De  Guzm??n 70'). 
AC Milan: Coppola - Caf??, Costacurta, Favalli, Serginho (Amoroso 77') - Gattuso (Foggia 72'), Pirlo, Seedorf  (Jankulovski 72'), Kak?? - Inzaghi (Brocchi 46'), Gilardino. 
Goals:  1-0: (7') Coloccini, 1-1: (30') Kak??, 2-1: (34') Riki. 3-1: (90+3') Juan Rodr?­guez.
Referee: Iturralde Gonz??lez. He showed yellow card to Juan Rodr?­guez (31'), Arbeloa (40'), Mackay (57'), Costacurta (88') and Brocchi (90').
Venue: Riazor (12,000).

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