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23 Jul 2013
Another boring game in which Fernando Vázquez tested a formation with five defenders; the three goals were scored in the first half and Álvaro Lemos heft the pitch injured in the last stretch of the encounter.

For the first time on the pre-season coach Fernando Vázquez was testing a different lineup to the 4-2-3-1. This time he tested a 5-2-2-1 scheme with seven natural defenders on the pitch. Dani Aranzubia was the goalkeeper, Laure and Ayoze were the side defenders with a more protagonic role in attack, actually they spent more time at midfield, while there were three centre-backs: Kaká, Uxío and Insua.

Teles and Sidibé were the centre midfielders, Diego Seoane was tested as a winger, with Juan Carlos playing behind Dani Iglesias. The rival was UD Barbadás, another pre-season rival from Tercera División that was presenting Diego Vieytes and Hugo García as two of the starters; the latter is a former striker of Depor B and the first was the captain of the B team two years ago.

The first half turned to be boring, with only a few scoring opportunities for both teams. Depor had the initiative and the ball possession despite been using a scheme composed by seven defenders, while Barbadás was playing through counterattacks, mainly with Rafita trying to play behind the centre-backs. His best chance was a shot that was blocked by Aranzubia (10’).

At Depor, Ayoze and Seoane were the more active players, the Canarian was so advanced on the pitch that at times he turned to be a third centre midfielder, while the Galician side defender left a positive impression performing on the left wing.  Fabril’s Sidibé also left a positive impression controlling midfield territory.

The first goal in the match arrived until minute 31, with Dani Iglesias resolving a one-on-one action before keeper Berto.  After the opener the Blanquiazul outfit had more depth and more opportunities. At minute 37, Ayoze was close to score in a direct free-kick that was cleared by Barbadás’ goalie.

The last two goals in the first part came in silly plays inside the area, firstly Juan Carlos found a loose ball inside the area after a corner-kick and he scored the goal with a crossed and drilling attempt. Before the half-time mark, Seoane completed his solid first part taking advantage of Berto’s error after the keeper tried to clear a cross from Laure.

For the second part, Fernando Vázquez returned to the 4-2-3-1 figure, Ayoze and were the only players that stayed on the pitch. The Canarian and Laure were now the full backs, with Deák and Ze Castro were the centre backs. Álex Bergantiños and Assunção were the midfielders, Bruno Gama and Cañi attacked from both sides, Bicho was the playmaker and Lemos the central attacker.

The second half was paler than the first, ironically when the more offensive players were performing on the pitch. Bicho left some glimpses of his class, also Álvaro Lemos. Still, there were no big scoring opportunities.

The worst part is that Lemos had to leave the game ten minutes before the final whistle after suffering a knock, he wasn’t replaced as Vázquez preferred to not use the men that performed in the first part. Also, Manuel Pablo entered replacing Ayoze. Keepers Lux and David Gómez weren’t used in the game, while Luis (knock) and Juan Dominguez (hip) skipped the game for injury reasons. On Thursday there’s a new friendly game as Depor face Segunda B club CD Ourense (A Pingüela, 19h00 CET).

Barbadás: Berto – Jorge, Alfredo, Vieytes, Martin Fernández – Luis, Cristian – Moisés Pereiro, Oli, Rafita – Hugo García. Also played: Kike, Cuqueso, Quintairos, Dafonte, Jhony, Calusko, Marcos Vilachá & César.
Deportivo: (5-2-2-1) Aranzubia – Laure (Aythami 46’), Kaká (Deák 46’), Uxío (Ze Castro 46’), Insua (Cañi 46’), Ayoze (Manuel Pablo 70’) – Teles (Assunção 46’), Sidibé (Álex 46’) – Seoane (Bruno Gama 46’), Juan Carlos (Bicho 46’) - Dani Iglesias (Lemos 46’)
Goals: 0-1: (31’) Dani Iglesias, 0-2: (42’) Juan Carlos, 0-3: (45’) Seoane
Referee: López Parga
Venue: A Pingüela (500)



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