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WHAT THE PAPERS WROTE: DEPORTIVO – TENERIFE (LIGA)

08 Mar 2010
Once again the media wasn’t impressed at all by the performance of Deportivo, team that had a grey match. Guardado was praised due to his effort as the papers remembered the long trip that he made in mid-week.

La Opinión A Coruña: Three shots, three points. Depor is still stuck. There is no flow, no freshness, but still pulling out games like yesterday’s one against Tenerife. It’s what it is to play in Europe next season. In the absence of football, it turned to the efficiency to overcome an early goal from Juanlu. Just fired three shots on target and all of them had their prize: first Juan Rodriguez, later Guardado and finally Colotto. For once, there was a full effectiveness and that success against the opposite goal was the thing that saved Depor, because regardless to football, it proposed nothing. It was until the entry of Valerón, who gave a different air to the team. Eugenio Cobas

La Voz De Galicia: The spark of Guardado's leads Depor’s comeback against Tenerife. If Andres Guardado was tired after playing with Mexico, with the long trip and with just a training session alongside his team mates, then he should do more transoceanic trips every week. The Mexican midfielder illuminated the triumph of Deportivo La Coruña, team that came from behind against Tenerife in another poor exhibition. A goal by Guardado and his decisive intervention in the other two goals thwarted the penultimate place in la liga, which took the lead on the scoresheet with a goal from Juanlu and that forced Aranzubia to a new miracle. M. P. R.

Marca: Depor takes advantage of the weaker rival. Despite the gulf that separates them in the table, on the pitch the distances were not that bad; especially in the first half. In fact, Tenerife was the first team to score with a team 100% Made in Spain, something that has not occurred since the season 90-91. Depor wasn’t reacting, and neither gave a sense of danger until Juan Rodriguez headed a good cross from Guardado.

After the break, the more willingly Tenerife tried to take the lead again, but it was Depor who managed to turn the game off thanks to a goal by Andres Guardado, who seemed not to acknowledge at all the fatigue of having played with Mexico on the week. However, Tenerife didn’t throw the towel and pressed for an equalizer but, again, who sentenced the game was Colotto.. Without having done much, Depor knew how to take the profits against a Tenerife that didn’t give up until the final whistle, but it looks increasingly doomed to suffer until the last day. Almudena Rivera.

AS: Guardado surrenders Tenerife. Andres Guardado played in the early hours of Thursday's a friendly with Mexico in Pasadena (USA). The Aztec made a long trip of 10,660 kilometers to get to training on Friday in A Coruña with the jet lag. From the beginning Lotina said he was going to play, because the team needed him, and it was like that. First El Principito took a precise cross from the left to see Juan Rodríguez beating Juanlu. Then, in the second half, he scored a goal with a left-footed shot from outside the area to seal the comeback.

The previous reading of the game worked for Lotina, but not for Oltra. The coach of Los Chicharreros had said before the meeting that the key at the Riazor was to not allow Deportivo to take the lead. And not only didn’t do it, but it was Juanlu who claimed the lead for a Tenerife which had taken over the centre of the field and of the football.

The gamble to leave the switch-off in which Deportivo’s creativity was engulfed in this second round was passing through the idea of playing with two strikers: Adrian and Bodipo. The result was no football, but from nowhere, from the rebound on a set-piece, Deportivo got into the game.

Valeron's entry was first noticed in the second part. Gradually, the team passed from the long throws to flush combinations over the grass, and to give more than three straight passes was no longer a mystery. El Flaco was associated with Guardado or Adrian, who every day leaves more details but still fought with the goal. Thus came the second after a pass from El Flaco, the scorer was Andres Guardado, who surrender a Tenerife that, down on the scoresheet, did not return to give more troubles. Luis De La Cruz

El Dia (Tenerife): Three rebounds killed Tenerife. For Tenerife it is no longer enough to jump into the pitch in a better way, to show more intensity and even better criterion than the rival for the major part of the game. It's stuck in a negative dynamic such that Deportivo won the duel with only three shots on target. Three shots that were born from three deflections; the luck, the same one that José Luis Oltra was asking for, turned its back, and ended the chances of adding points in a match in which Tenerife neither was inferior to the locals nor was at its mercy at any time. Juan J. Ramos

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