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06 Sep 2006
Deportivo wasn't able to conquer the needed victory in copa Xunta de Galicia. Caparr??s started with almost the same squad that defeated Zaragoza in la liga, but this time Depor showed a poor image on the pitch. With the defeat in their pocket, the <i>Blanquiazul</i> squad says goodbye to the competition.

Caparr??s decided to use almost the same team that achieved the first win in la liga. The only changes were the return of Gustavo Mun??a in goal, as Aouate was away on International duty with Israel and the introduction of Cristian Hidalgo replacing Bodipo in the striking zone. The Catalan is a right winger, but Caparr??s likes to prove him as a forward. As a curious fact of this game, Deportivo wore the pink shirt.

Depor dominated the first minutes of the game and they made their only shot on goal at minute 4th. After that, the squad lost the concentration and Lugo's pressure in midfield blocked  any possible attempt from Caparr??s' team. The team seemed to be tired and exhausted after the training session they had in the morning.

But this isn't an excuse, Lugo is team in a inferior category, but they showed more heart. Little by little, they started to gain confidence and the home team started to dominate the actions at the end of the first half. It was then when the first goal arrived. It was a big mistake of Mun??a, the Uruguayan keeper was out of his position and Pablo Mart?­nez surprised everyone with a long-shot of 40 meters.

Caparr??s was furious; he even sent away a fan that was in Depor's bench. The Sevillan coach tried to react and he changed almost the entire squad. Only Lopo, Mun??a and Capdevila remained on the pitch. The good news of the night was the debut of Luis Filipe and the return of Juanma. The Brazilian seemed lost on the pitch, but that's a normal thing since he has just arrived to the team.

Despite of the multiple changes, Depor was a worst team than the one saw on the first half. There were no ideas and Lugo continued to dominate the actions. Caparr??s' men weren't able to make a shot on goal and the home squad secured the victory with a new long-shot made by Pablo Rodr?­guez.

In this way Deportivo ends a poor participation in the first Copa Xunta de Galicia, only achieving one victory in three games played. The final standings in the group are: 1- Lugo (7) 2- Racing Ferrol (7), 3- Deportivo (3), 4- Negreira (0). Lugo and Racing will play the semi-finals: Pontevedra Vs Lugo; Celta Vs Racing Ferrol.

Deportivo: Mun??a - Barrag??n, Arbeloa, Lopo, Capdevila - Coloccini, Sergio - Riki, Juan Rodr?­guez, Arizmendi - Cristian. Also played: Manuel Pablo, Juanma, Rodri, Luis Filipe, Duscher, Iago, Verd??, Estoyanoff and Bodipo.
Goals: 1-0: Pablo Mart?­nez, 2-0: Pablo Rodr?­guez
Venue: ?ngel Carro (Lugo).

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