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09 Jun 2012
Depor established two big records in the league: more points and more victories. Oltra’s men also broke the mark of straight victories at the club, besides they improved several stats compared to recent reasons.

It’s not surprising to realize that Oltra’s Deportivo has broken several records at the club, but perhaps the fact that it also broke a couple of marks at Segunda División, The Galicians were the champions in the league and the dominant force in almost the entire tournament. Two were the most resounding marks achieved by Deportivo, this since both meant new records at Segunda:

1- More points in one single season: Depor has been the first club at Segunda División that breaks the barrier of the 90 points. The previous record belonged to Real Valladolid, side that added 88 points during the season 2006/07. Now Deportivo lifted the bar to 91 points, meaning that from now own, and until other club breaks this new mark, the Galicians are going to be considered as the best team in the 80 years of history at Segunda.

2- More victories in one single season: One of the reasons why Depor added so many points was the fact that Oltra’s players clinched a lot of victories and only a few draws. The Galician outfit conquered 29 wins after 42 matchdays, which broke the mark of Real Valladolid established on the season 2006/07 (26).

Besides these achievements, Deportivo clinched other two marks that meant a record in the centenary history of the club; starting with the number of straight victories in liga. The previous mark at the club was eight consecutive victories, something that occurred on the season 1999/2000, the same one that meant the only Primera title for Los Blanquiazules.

This time a rally of nine straight wins paved the road to Primera División. The feat started in December 10 with a 3-1 win over CD Numancia (matchday 17), and continued with the triumphs over UD Las Palmas (1-0, matchday 18), 2-1 Vs. Xérez CD (matchday 19), 2-0 at SD Huesca (matchday 20), 1-0 Vs. Villarreal B (matchday 21), 2-1 Vs. FC Cartagena (matchday 22), 1-0 at RC Recreativo (matchday 23), 4-1 at Hércules CF (matchday 24), ending with a 2-1 victory over Barcelona B in February (matchday 25).

The second club’s record that was established on this season was the number of goals scored in one single liga tournament; the previous mark was 73 goals achieved on the Primera campaign 2000/01. And the Galician outfit broke the record scoring 76 goal on the Segunda tournament that has just ended.

Clearly this was a very positive season for Deportivo; Oltra’s team disputed 42 matches in liga plus 4 in Copa Del Rey, and the Galicians conquered 32 victories, 4 draws only suffering 10 defeats. The interesting point is that nine of the ten losses on the season occurred with the team playing on the road. And it’s that Depor had an impressive mark at the Riazor, clinching twenty-one victories, two draws and only suffering one defeat (against Hércules CF).

In the twenty-four matches played at the Riazor (21 in liga and 3 in Copa Del Rey), only four teams were able to claim the ball possession facing Oltra’s men: Córdoba (62%), Valladolid (61%), Celta (56%) and SD Huesca (52%). The liga campaign at home was the best since the previous promotion at Segunda: season 1990/91, at the time Depor played 19 games at home, winning 17 matches, drawing once and losing the other match (2-3 Vs. Eibar).

Off course the spark on the season came with the team playing away from home; the Galician outfit lost eight times in liga and also lost the lonely match in Copa disputed in this condition (1-4 at UD Levante). Still, the mark of eleven wins and two draws in the remaining games was good enough to end as the fourth best visitor at Liga Adelante.

In the 46 official games played on the season, Deportivo scored 87 goals (76 in liga and 11 in Copa) and it allowed 52 (45 in liga and 7 in Copa) for a goal difference of +35.  It’s the highest goal difference since the +50 from the season 1994/95, at the time Depor disputed 51 official matches: 38 at Primera División, 6 at the UEFA Cup and 7 for Copa Del Rey, this last tournament was conquered by the Galicians.

A curious comparison is the number of goals scored on last season against the ones conquered on the Segunda tournament that has just ended, because last year Depor suffered the relegation been one of the worst scores in the last decade only having 31 goals in favour.

Now, with Oltra aboard, Deportivo is going back to Primera scoring 76 goals, a record at the club and a mark that represents more than the double of the goals from the previous campaign. All of this taking in mind that the club didn’t sign the so wished top-scorer. More shocking is the fact that the Blanquiazul team suffered the relegation on the previous season allowing 43 goals, and now the team has been the champion of Segunda allowing two more (45).

In other global stats, Depor was the Segunda team with more shots (609), one less than AD Alcorcón. Finally, Depor was the second team at Segunda in terms of a lesser number of yellow cards (107), the team also saw four red cards, which is the half of the eight red cards suffered by UD Las Palmas during the season.



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