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26 May 2012
It has been a sad season for Xisco, he has barely played due to the injuries and also for the moment lived by the other strikers at the team. But it doesn’t mean that he won’t be remembered by the fans as he scored two goals that meant six points.

Last season Xisco was the only signing made during the winter window that brought something to the team as he scored twice in nine presentations, so the fans saw with good eyes his continuity for the season at Segunda División. However, the injuries first, and later the form of the other strikers at the team, condemned the Majorcan to live on the bench or even out of the list of picked players.

In this sense Xisco is the seventh player at the team with lesser minutes on the liga campaign; he has played 422 minutes distributed in 14 matches, 12 as a substitute. This mark is only above the ones of Diego Seoane (373), Manuel Pablo (270), German Lux (270), Pablo Álvarez (269), David Rochela (104) and Bodipo (67).

But it doesn’t mean that his presence is passing unnoticed, because the Majorcan striker has scored twice, and both were important goals that meant six points for the team. The first one was scored in the first matchday of the second round; Depor was hosting FC Cartagena, the score was 1-1 and the striker entered in order to score the definitive 2-1.

After the clash the loaned player from Newcastle told to reporters that, "I'm pretty happy; to return and score the winning goal… it couldn’t be better. I’m excited for how things went. We are starting from zero in the second round; these are the first three points; we suffered a lot, but we remain at the top. The team was always solid, we never lost our mind and in the end it was worthy.”

More important was the last goal, the winning goal at Gimnástic Tarragona on last Wednesday; again the score was 1-1 and Xisco jumped into the grass in order to score a last-minute goal that’s paving the way to Primera División.

Xisco was aware of the importance of the goal, and confessed that, "It was the most important goal in my career. The thorn of the relegation is almost removed. It was an explosion of joy. A lot of things are passing through your head. It seemed that everything was lost and that we were going home with the tie. There’s a lot of pressure over the team, over the players, and this triumph is helping us to face the last two matches with much more confidence. Everything is in our favour.”

So, the striker has matched his number of goals from last season; his participation in the games hasn’t fulfilled the expectations, but neither can be said that it was insignificant, because he scored two key goals that were pretty important.



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