We spoke yesterday about "picking your battles", letting one game go, for the bigger match ahead, Sevilla have just such a decision to make today, ahead of the long journey north to Coruna.
They are already fighting for La Liga/Champions League place and the UEFA Cup, do they really need to waste too much energy this evening ?
Kanoute has travelled with the squad, but 7 others, for various reasons have not, so I think we have our answer.
Massive game for the hosts, in addition to the prospect of winning some silverware, progress just to the final, is likely to earn them a european spot next season.
They are bound to be the more motivated of the two and will be desperate for a lead to defend in the second leg. Home win.
5.5 points Deportivo level ball 1.91 asian line. lost -5.5 pts