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PREVIEW: DEPORTIVO - REAL SOCIEDAD (LIGA 20h00)

10 Mar 2006
Deportivo faces Real Sociedad today in a crucial match for both squads. The Galicians are trying to reach Europe while the Basques are trying to avoid troubles in the relegation zone. The main novelty in Depor is the return of Iv??n Carril, in Real Sociedad is the recuperation of Morten Skoubo.

DEPORTIVO: DEFENSIVE WORRIES
Coach Joaqu?­n Caparr??s is facing troubles in order to construct his defensive line, the injury of Andrade was joined by the problems of Juanma and Coloccini during the week. Both men still facing difficulties but they were included in the list of called players and their participation in the match is almost confirmed. C?©sar will replace Andrade making his debut as starter on this season while Manuel Pablo and Capdevila will continue to perform in the defensive sector. Juanma will be the partner of C?©sar in the centre.

The suspension of Duscher is causing the movement of Coloccini to midfield, the Argentinean player returns to the starting lineup and he will perform as the pivote. Sergio will try to connect the defensive line with the striking zone. The other player that will debut as starter is Francisco Gallardo, he arrived in the winter market and Caparr??s wants to refresh the right wing, for that reason V?­ctor will start on the bench. Munitis will continue in the left.

Diego Trist??n will play upfront along with Rub?©n Castro. Arizmendi was proved during the week, but at the end Caparr??s has preferred the Canarian for the job. It will be a new combination that the Sevillan coach is attempting to remove the lack of effectiveness in the striking zone. The main novelty is the return of Iv??n Carril to the list of called players, he has been out of the first squad since the last year for an injury and the Fabril's youngster will be waiting for a chance in the bench and will be accompanied by Romero, De Guzm??n, Arizmendi, V?­ctor, H?©ctor and Dani Mallo.

REAL SOCIEDAD: SKOUBO RETURNS
The main novelty in Real Sociedad is the recuperation of Morten Skoubo, the Danish striker is ready to play after been out during the week with an ankle problem. This situation will cause a change in coach Gonzalo Arconada's lineup. In the beginning it was expected a formation with only one striker, but with Skoubo on fit Arconada will play with an offensive couple completed by Nihat.

There are a lot of worries in San Sebasti??n since the squad has lost four league matches consecutively, for that reason Arconada has changed his midfield, the absence of Alvaro Novo who is suspended will be covered by Garitano who will be joined by Stevanovic and Mark Gonz??lez. Mikel Alonso will direct the offensive intentions of his team.

Igor Jauregui said before to the game that the visit to Riazor will be a difficult confrontation for his squad: "If they do a good game it will be very tough, but we are hoping to recover our level. We see this match with optimism. For the moment we are only thinking about a win in La Coru?±a."

The full list of called players in Real Sociedad is conformed by: Alberto and Riesgo (goalkeepers); Labaka, Jauregi, Aitor, Cifuentes, Ansotegi, Boris and Garrido (defenders); Viafara, Mark Gonz??lez, Stevanovic, Garitano, Mikel Alonso and Xabi Prieto (midfielders); Nihat, Skoubo and Gari Uranga (strikers).

PROBABLE LINEUPS
Deportivo: Molina - Manuel Pablo, Juanma, C?©sar, Capdevila - Gallardo, Sergio, Coloccini, Munitis - Trist??n, Rub?©n Castro.
Real Sociedad: Riesgo - L??pez Rekarte, Jauregi, Ansotegi, Garrido - Mikel Alonso, Garitano, Stevanovic, Mark Gonz??lez - Nihat, Skoubo
Referee: Teixeira Vitienes.
Kickoff: 20h00 (Riazor).


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