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  • October 20, 2012
  • • 21:00
  • • Estadio Municipal de Riazor, A Coruña (La Coruña)
  • Referee: José Luis Paradas Romero
  • • Attendance: 34600
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Deportivo La Coruna - Barcelona Preview: Blaugrana look to extend unbeaten run in Galicia

Deportivo La Coruna - Barcelona Preview: Blaugrana look to extend unbeaten run in Galicia

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The Catalan giants return to action after the international break with a long trip to the north-west coast to take on Jose Luis Oltra's struggling side at the Riazor

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA

Aranzubia
Laure, Ze Castro, Marchena, Evaldo
Aguilar, Bergantinos
Gama, Valeron, Pizzi
Riki
BARCELONA

Valdes
Montoya, Song, Mascherano, Adriano
Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta
Pedro, Messi, Villa


Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Abel Aguilar has recovered from an ankle sprain suffered in training and will start Saturday's Primera Division clash with Barcelona.

But Manuel Pablo (hamstring) and Rodolfo Bodipo (back) are both likely to remain on the sidelines.

Carles Puyol, Dani Alves and Thiago Alcantara are all out injured for Barcelona, while Gerard Pique has recovered from his foot problem but is unlikely to be risked from the outset.

Alex Song could return to centre-back duty alongside Javier Mascherano, with Martin Montoya filling in at right-back.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Deportivo La Coruna are on a six-match winless run in La Liga (D3, L3).
  • The Galician outfit have lost three of their last four meetings with Barcelona.
  • Deportivo's last home victory over Barca was a 2-0 success in April 2008.
  • Barcelona are on a 11-match unbeaten streak in La Liga (W9, D2).
  • The Blaugrana have kept just three clean sheets in their 11 official games to date this season.
  • Cesc Fabregas (pictured, right) has scored three goals in his last three matches for Barca in all competitions.

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Available Squads
1Dani AranzubiaGoalkeeper
-Zé CastroDefender
15LaureDefender
21AyozeDefender
24Carlos MarchenaDefender
4Alex BergantiñosMidfielder
14A. AguilarMidfielder
-ValerónMidfielder
9PizziStriker
-RikiStriker
16Bruno GamaStriker
13Germán Darí­o LuxGoalkeeper
22EvaldoDefender
23AythamiDefender
28Juan DomínguezMidfielder
18Javi CamuñasMidfielder
22SalomãoMidfielder
25Nélson OliveiraStriker
1Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
18Jordi AlbaDefender
2MontoyaDefender
4Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
8Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
16BusquetsMidfielder
17Alex SongMidfielder
7David VillaStriker
10Lionel MessiStriker
20TelloStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
15BartraDefender
21AdrianoDefender
6XaviMidfielder
12Jonathan Dos SantosMidfielder
9Alexis SánchezStriker
7PedroStriker
Players to Watch
Valerón
Valerón
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
David Villa
David Villa
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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