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  • February 23, 2013
  • • 14:00
  • • Estadio Municipal de Riazor, A Coruña (La Coruña)
  • Referee: Alfonso Alvarez Izquierdo
  • • Attendance: 30000
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La Liga Preview: Deportivo La Coruna-Real Madrid

La Liga Preview: Deportivo La Coruna-Real Madrid

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Los Blancos will be hoping their recent upturn in form continues when they take on the Primera Division's basement club on Saturday.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA

Aranzubia
Silvio, Marchena, Ze Castro, Ayoze
Bergantinos, Assuncao
Gama, Aguilar, Pizzi
Riki
REAL MADRID

Lopez
Arbeloa, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo
Essien, Modric
Callejon, Kaka, Ronaldo
Higuain

Deportivo La Coruna welcomes back defender Carlos Marchena from suspension for the Liga encounter with Real Madrid at the Riazor.

Left back Ayoze has recovered from a thigh injury and could make his first start since December, but Aythami (hamstring), Laure (groin) and Manuel Pablo (suspension) are all sidelined.

Alvaro Arbeloa, Luka Modric and Gonzalo Higuain return for Madrid after serving a ban, but Sergio Ramos is ruled out after his red card against Rayo Vallecano.

Boss Jose Mourinho is likely to rotate his squad with one eye on Tuesday's Copa del Rey semifinal second leg against Barcelona.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Deportivo La Coruna is on a five-match losing streak in La Liga.
  • The Galician outfit has conceded 54 goals in its 24 Liga matches, more than any other club.
  • Deportivo has won just three home games in all competitions this season (W3, D3, L6).
  • Real Madrid has won just one of its last six away matches across all competitions (W1, D2, L3).
  • Los Merengues have registered wins in five of their last six meetings with Deportivo.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has found the net eight times in his last five Liga matches.

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Available Squads
1Dani AranzubiaGoalkeeper
21AyozeDefender
17SilvioDefender
-KakáDefender
24Carlos MarchenaDefender
12Paulo AssunçaoMidfielder
14A. AguilarMidfielder
-ValerónMidfielder
9PizziStriker
-RikiStriker
16Bruno GamaStriker
13Germán Darí­o LuxGoalkeeper
4Alex BergantiñosMidfielder
28Juan DomínguezMidfielder
18Javi CamuñasMidfielder
10Jesús VázquezMidfielder
22SalomãoMidfielder
25Nélson OliveiraStriker
25Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
3PepeDefender
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
12MarceloDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
-Michael EssienMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
8KakáMidfielder
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
7José Callejón Striker
1AdànGoalkeeper
5Fabio CoentraoDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
29MorataStriker
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker

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