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Guardado Once Again Key for Deportivo de La Coruña

Rossi Out For 10 months

Suazo To Sit Out Final of CONCACAF Champions League


Guardado provides two assists
Andres Guardado, Mexican International, and Midfielder for Deportivo de La Coruña once again played a key role in Depor’s victory over Elche in the Spanish Liga Adelante.

Depor now sits atop the Liga Adelante table with an 8 point gap ahead of its nearest competitor with 8 matches left to play in the season. Guardado provided two assists during the match. The first assist occurred in the 55th minute, when Bruno Gama scored to put Depor ahead 2-1, after receiving a cross from Guardado.

Guardado’s second assist occurred in the 88th minute. As time was winding down and everyone was assuming the match would end in a draw, Guardado was able to win a corner kick. Guardado took the corner and Colotto was able to put the ricocheting ball into the net.

This is the second match that Guardado that participated in some last minute heroics to help his team win the match. Guardado played the full 90 minutes and now has 11 assists in the season.


Tough news for Rossi
Guiseppe Rossi, American born Italian International and player for Villarreal underwent an operation on Friday, April 20th to repair his re-injured ACL. The re-injury occurred during a practice session on April 13th.

Two operations are planned. The first operation, completed on friday, inserted bone crafts to repair, reinforce, and seal the the area around his initial operation last year. The first operation requires a recuperative period of approximately 4 months.

Once that recuperation is completed he will undergo a a second operation to actually repair the re-injured ACL. The second operation requires a recuperative period of 6 months. He will miss the Euros and the first half of the new LA LIGA BBVA season.



Humberto Suazo, Chilean International, former Real Zaragoza player, and current player for Rayados de Monterrey in the Mexican Primera will sit out the 2nd leg of the Concacaf Champions League Championship match due to yellow card accumulation.

Suazo has been critical for Monterrey in the Concacaf Tournament, leading the tournament in goals with 7, including 2 crucial goals in the first leg of the Championship match.

Suazo appeared in 17 matches and scored 6 goals for Real Zaragosa while he was there on loan during the 2009/2010 La Liga BBVA season. Real Zaragosa was interested in buying his rights but Zaragosa and Monterrey could not come to financial terms.

The inability for Zaragosa and Monterrey to come to terms has bothered Suazo and at the start of this season (Clausura 2012) he made clear his desire to be sold. He manifested that desire by being one week late in returning to training camp at the start of the season.


-Leo Gutierrez

Elisa On April - 25 - 2012

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