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PREPARING CHANGES IN THE LINEUP

01 Dec 2005
Coach Caparr??s is preparing changes in order to face Sevilla this Sunday. The main modifications are the exit from the starting lineup of Trist??n and De Guzm??n, two of the men that received most of the criticisms for the poor performance against Villarreal. All the fingers point to Sebasti??n Taborda as starter.

The poor numbers of Trist??n so far started several critiques about his undisputed appearance as starter. Now, it seems that Caparr??s will finally trust in Taborda for the job. During the last training the Uruguayan striker has been the centre of attention and the Sevillan coach has worked with him in the strategy to be followed in Sevilla.

It won't be the only change that Caparr??s will do. It's also expected that V?­ctor will replace Juli??n de Guzm??n on the right wing. The new strategy will consist in the use of long ball and the aerial game that characterises the style of Taborda, and it will be a solution to fight against the presence of Aitor Ocio and Pablo Alfaro in Sevilla's defensive zone.

The presence of the Uruguayan striker would modify the functions of Juan Carlos Valer??n. The Canarian playmaker has been used as a link between midfield and the striking zone and now, his job would consist of taking advantage of any rebound made by Taborda. The characteristics of Valer??n converts him into the perfect candidate to assists the second line of attack behind Taborda. The risk is that Valer??n could lose the rhythm of the game since he will have less contact with the ball.

Who could take advantage of Taborda's presence is Pedro Munitis. Trusting in the physical presence of the Uruguayan the Cantabrian winger could face more empty spaces in Sevilla’s defensive line. Another modification could be the entrance of Enrique Romero replacing Capdevila, the Catalan defender has been a starter in all the liga games and Caparr??s could try to give him some rest.

The main doubt is who will partner with Duscher in midfield. Scaloni's performance against Villarreal was very poor and Caparr??s could try to replace him with Sergio, however, according with what was seen during the last training session Scaloni will be the starting option of the Sevillan trainer. What seems clear is that the duo Andrade-Juanma will play in the defensive central positions since Coloccini isn't at 100%.


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