La Liga

November 10, 2012


R Zaragoza

5 - 3


La Liga

19:00 +00:00, November 10, 2012

La Romareda, Spain

Oltra focused on pitch

Team Stat Comparison

Real Zaragoza Deportivo La Coruña
Matches Played 38 38
Table Position 20 19
Points 34 35
Goal Difference -25 -23
Goals for * 1.2 1.3
Goals against * 1.4 2.3
Last 5 L-L-L-D-W L-L-W-L-D
Last 5 home L-L-W-W-L L-W-D-D-W
Last 5 away L-D-L-L-L L-L-D-W-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Real Zaragoza | Deportivo La Coruña

Competition Stats

Real Zaragoza Deportivo La Coruña
Goals Hélder Postiga 14 Riki 13
Assists Víctor Rodríguez 7 Juan Carlos Valerón 8
Yellows Cristian Sapunaru 18 Abel Aguilar 12
Reds Álvaro 2 Abel Aguilar 1
Squads: Real Zaragoza | Deportivo La Coruña

Deportivo la Coruna manager Jose Luis Oltra is determined to ensure that financial problems off the field do not affect his team's performance on it after a turbulent week in which the dire straits of the club's finances were revealed.

The club have confirmed that almost all of their revenue streams have been embargoed by the Spanish tax authorities to reclaim 34million euros owed to them by the club.

Despite the off-field issues, Oltra has said he has not detected any change of attitude amongst the squad and that the news should not affect them ahead of their trip to Zaragoza this weekend.

He told Marca: "I haven't detected anything. Probably, they are things that we cannot control. I don't have all the information and I am not the right person to transmit that information.

"Yesterday (Thursday) we were away from these statements and I am in charge to ensure that this has no influence. I could have seen a group that wasn't concentrated, nervous, worried, but in reality today (Friday) I haven't seen anything and I don't think we have to be alarmed.''

Oltra's team selection will however be affected by injuries to Carlos Marchena and Ayoze which should mean returns to the side for Evaldo and Aythami, whilst Abel Aguilar remains on the sidelines and Nelson Oliveira is also expected to miss the next couple of weeks with a muscle injury.

Zaragoza by contrast have had a very quiet week and despite losing 4-0 to Real Madrid last weekend, Manolo Jimenez is expected to stick with the 11 that started at the Bernabeu.

Maurizio Lanzaro and Ivan Obradovic remain out injured, but Adam Pinter is now fit again and should take his place on the bench.