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Match thread.

I know we face Juventus first, but I am more concerned about getting our league challenge back on track. Now we will see the character and strength of the team spirit at the club. How will we react after the Bilbao defeat? Barcelona travel to Soria two hours before we kick off in Galicia, so we could potentially be 10 points behind them and will have to handle the pressure of knowing the outcome of the Barca game. At this stage of the season, considering the fact Barcelona is breaking records in terms of points won, I think 10 points is too much to recover. Deportivo are having their usual inconsistent season, but the likes of Luque and Valeron can win a game in an instant so they can not be under-estimated.

Guti was very poor against Bilbao, and considering Deportivo are always fired up when Madrid come to town, I think we should definitely start with Gravesen in the middle.

Ronaldo and Raul would have recovered fully from their slight knocks, meaning Owen is once again set to start on the bench. Roberto Carlos returns after a one-match suspension to replace Raul Bravo.

Deportivo have won the last two meetings between the sides, and we haven't won in La Coruna for four seasons.

Time for revenge. :boxing:


REAL MADRID XI (probable):

---------------Casillas--------------
Salgado-Helguera-Samuel-Carlos--
----Beckham-Gravesen-Zidane----
----------------Figo--------------
-------Raul-----------Ronaldo----


STATISTICS:

Deportivo Home Record:

P12 W3 D6 L3
% of points accumulated at Home: 42%

Real Madrid Away Record:

P11 W6 D2 L3
% of points accumulated on Road: 61%



CURRENT FORM:

Deportivo LC: WDDWL
Real Madrid: WWWWL



PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

THIS SEASON:
03/10/2004: Real Madrid 0-1 Deportivo (Luque 45)
LAST SEASON:
01/05/2004: Deportivo 2-0 Real Madrid (Tristan 29, Capdevila 69)



TIME AND VENUE:

La Liga| Saturday, 26 February 2005| 21:00 GMT| Estadio Riazor.





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zidan is in doubt for this game, we will know for sure in the next 24 hours.
i think solari should replace him.
regarding ronaldo, i read that he played against juve not fully fit, if that is still the case, we better start with owen because i though ronaldo was bad in the juve game.

it will be intresting to see who will lux choose to replace salgado.
My guess is that it will be mejia.
anyhow this is going to be one tough game for us.
depor did not play in the middle of the week and are always hungry to play against us, while some of our players will be not so fresh after juve and will also tend to play bad before and after a CL game.
hopefully we can squeeze the 3 points from the game, but i doubt it.
 

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Good job on the intro, El Fenomeno. You really go out of your way to make it look great. :thumbsup: Even more surreal is that this is all for only another loss!
 

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Read that Ronaldo played in the Juve game still with the toe injury and that's why he played pretty bad and got substituted. Hope he will recover fully for the depor game as it's time for him to start scoring again for RM.
 

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Good job on the intro, El Fenomeno. You really go out of your way to make it look great. :thumbsup: Even more surreal is that this is all for only another loss!
I'm going to see how you're gonna eat your words.
 

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Key match, key moment... I wonder if Madrid is going to throw La Liga away as it could happen after reading Roberto Carlos' words.
 

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Zidane, Ron and may be Raul out as well
 

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I always look forward to your intro's El Fenómeno :thumbsup:

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Zidane, Ron and may be Raul out as well

Elmoro said:
Also R.Carlos and Beckham are in doubt.
If all these players are out, can we possibly win? :eekani:

-------------Casillas--------------
--Mejia?--Helguera-Samuel-R.Bravo--
---Figo--Gravesen---Guti---Solari----
-------Owen--------Portillo----
 

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kalo said:
If all these players are out, can we possibly win? :eekani:

-------------Casillas--------------
--Mejia?--Helguera-Samuel-R.Bravo--
---Figo--Gravesen---Guti---Solari----
-------Owen--------Portillo----
Sill a good team. Except for Mejia and Bravo. But lux is expexting zizou and R9 to be ready for the match. While R.Carlos and Beckham were sent home because of a heavy cold. Raul also but he tried training on his own.
 

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kalo said:
I always look forward to your intro's El Fenómeno :thumbsup:






If all these players are out, can we possibly win? :eekani:

-------------Casillas--------------
--Mejia?--Helguera-Samuel-R.Bravo--
---Figo--Gravesen---Guti---Solari----
-------Owen--------Portillo----
If I were Luxemburgo, I'd play that team.

Sure, it doesn't have "Galactic" skills, but you could guarantee effort and HEART.
 

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Ronaldo, Raúl, Guti and Helgeura are out of the game.
Zidane, Beckham and Roberto Carlos are likely to play as they have recoverd.

probable line-up

-------------Casillas--------------
--R.Bravo--Pavon-Samuel-R.Carlos--
-------------Gravesen-------------
---Beckham---Figo------Zizou---
-------Owen--------Portillo----

although I am hoping for:
---Figo----Zizou------Solari
 

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Will be a interesting game to see wether your title challenge is alive or will be buried. this is a game where I expect Deportivo to raise themself so you need to be fully motivated.
 

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No Raul is a big handicap. No Ronaldo is exactly what i want. But this will be a real opportunity for Owen to prove that he is worth the starting position. Till now, he mostly scored as a joker from the bench. Pavon can do the job, the question is, will he?
Anyways, its gonna be tough.
 

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damn..!!!

This is the starting 11 Luxe used today in the training session:

Casillas
Raúl Bravo - Pavón - Samuel - Roberto Carlos
Gravesen
Beckham - Figo - Zidane
Owen - Portillo

This looks like Depor's starting 11:

Munúa
Manuel Pablo - Andrade - Coloccini - Capdevila
Scaloni - Mauro Silva - Sergio - Luque
Valerón - Tristán
 

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playing with bravo is a big mistake.
also, i would sit down portillo and start with solari, we need a strong midfield for this game, especially since i'm sure zidan will probably be dead after the juve game.
 

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WOW...something tells me RM really doesn't care for la liga anymore...THEY WANT LA DECIMA!
 

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Why?

They are playing with who they have available... it's not like they're voluntarily "resting" any of their players...
 

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Wow.

I haven't seen as this badly stretched for a longggggggg time. :dazed:

Salgado, Helguera, Guti, Raul, Ronaldo and Beckham is struggling with flu.

Real Madrid XI for tomorrow's game (probable):

----------Casillas----------
Bravo-Pavón-Samuel-Carlos
---------Gravesen----------
Beckham---Figo ---Zidane---
-----Owen----Portillo-------

Now is the chance for Owen to show what he is all about. We still have enough quality to overcome an inconsistent side like Deportivo. Barcelona will almost certainly collect three points in Soria, so the only possible option for Real Madrid is three points.
 
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