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05 Mar 2006
Some of the players are satisfied with the image showed at Camp Nou, others like V?­ctor and Munitis are disappointed since they believe that Depor deserved more. The injury of Andrade was confirmed and he will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup.

Coach Joaqu?­n Caparr??s was disappointed with the result since he thinks that the team had a good game: "We showed good things in order to surpass our problems since we achieved the 1-2 in the score, but we also have  to maintain that capacity in order to defend the result. The injury of Andrade caused a distraction and that cost us the third goal and finally the match."

After the serious injury of Andrade was confirmed the Sevillan coach gave his impressions when he was arriving to La Coru?±a's airport: "It's a thing to be sorry, it's a tragedy. We can handle the defeat in Barcelona, but not this kind of thing, it's really a tragic event."

Juanma was satisfied with the performance of his team: "We neutralised Barcelona since they weren't comfortable on the pitch. They weren't able to create one-on-one situations against our goalkeeper and that's a thing they usually do. What killed us is the error in the goal of Eto'o. The first one was a magnificent shot of Ronaldinho and Larsson made a good header in the second, but the third was a shame."

V?­ctor wasn't satisfied since he thinks that the team should have conquered a draw at Camp Nou: "It was an open game and both sides had enough opportunities in order to win the match. That's why we aren't happy since our team wasn't able to conquer the three points or at least one."

Pedro Munitis was also disappointed with the defeat especially bearing in mind the performance of his team: "Normally Barcelona is a team that passes over the rival and in this occasion it wasn't like that. Neither one had too many chances and it's a shame to score two goals and leave the stadium with nothing. Now we must try to reach the European places and that mission reacquires us to be effective in Riazor."

Barcelona's coach, Frank Rijkaard was happy for the reaction and the victory achieved by his team: "I'm satisfied although we had troubles in the first half, but our mentality  helped us and this match is giving us signs that we have to understand in order to face our next encounters. We have an important game on Tuesday and these warnings will help us."

The serious injury of Jorge Andrade was confirmed by Canaldeportivo. The Portuguese player passed through surgery yesterday in order to correct his problem in the knee. The Portuguese defender clashed with  his own goalkeeper Jose Molina in the second half and later tests revealed that he has torn the patellar tendon in his left knee. Now, Andrade will expend five or six months in rehabilitation meaning that he will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup

The injury of Andrade caused reactions in Portugal, the national coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari had words for the defender: "It's bad news for us, but Jorge Andrade will always be part of our group, even if he isn't in good condition. If he wants he can travel with the rest of the men to Germany, he's part of a team that always will count on him."

The president of the Portuguese federation, Gilberto Mada?­l also had words to support Andrade: "I want to send a strong hug to Jorge Andrade and I want to think that he will have a quick recovery. I also want to say that my federation is putting all its resources in order to help him."

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