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COPA XUNTA: NEGREIRA 0 - DEPORTIVO 2

18 Aug 2006
Deportivo debuted in copa Xunta de Galicia with a 2-0 victory against Negreira, a team from the third division. The match was tough and Depor took the three points thanks to two goals scored by Sergio and Cristian Hidalgo.

Caparr??s used the same lineup that defeated AC Milan in the Teresa Herrera, the only novelty was the return of Dudu Aouate to the squad after being with Israel during an international friendly. It seems that the Sevillan coach has found the solution to Valer??n's absence: Juan Rodr?­guez. The ex-M??laga midfielder is demonstrating to have enough skills for the job; however, the whole squad played in a lower rhythm compared to the match against the Italians.

Depor took the lead thanks to a goal scored by Sergio. Once again the Catalan player conquered a goal thanks to a long-distance shot. The best man of the Galicians during the first half was Antonio Barrag??n, he defended his position with brightness and also helped in the offensive sector with his crosses, one of this assists ended on Bodipo's boots, but the striker failed to conquer the second goal when he was alone against the keeper Pedro.

Caparr??s made eight changes at the start of the second half, one of those modifications meant the debut of Carlos Alc??ntara with the squad. The match became tough and there were several hard tackles. Negreira pressured Deportivo and they were near to scoring the equaliser. But at the end it was Depor who scored the second goal of the match. Cristian Hidalgo took advantage of a rebound after a previous shot made by Taborda.

This is the first edition of Copa Xunta de Galicia, the tournament consist in two groups, Depor shares the first one with Negreira, Racing Ferrol and Lugo. Deportivo will face Racing Ferrol on August 30th and the match against Lugo will be played in September.

MATCH STATISTICS
Negreira: Pedro (Pablo 46') - Suso (Ux?­o 46'), Andr?©s (Tachi 46'), Gelo, Dami??n - Gol??n (Boquete 46'), Jes??s (Rodri 46'), Oscar, Beiroa (Ismael 67') - Lorenzo (Pena 77'), Nacho (Ventura 81').
Deportivo: Aouate - Barrag??n (Manuel Pablo 46'), Lopo, Arbeloa, Rodri (Alc??ntara 46') - Sergio (De Guzm??n 46'), Coloccini (Iago 46') - Arizmendi (Estoyanoff 46'), Juan Rodr?­guez (Verd?? 46'), Riki (Cristian 46') - Bodipo (Taborda 46').
Goals: 0-1: (18') Sergio, 0-2: (.80') Cristian.
Referee: Iglesias Villanueva.
Venue: Jes??s Garc?­a Calvo (1,200)


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