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27 Jul 2013
First draw on the pre-season for Deportivo; Fernando Vázquez’s team had the ball possession, but never created any harm to the rival, just a penalty kick that was wasted by Portuguese winger Bruno Gama.

Coach Fernando Vázquez opted in playing with a 4-2-3-1 figure, once again with several Depor B players (six). Aranzubia defended the goal, Manuel Pablo performed at the right side of the defense, Laure covered the left, while Uxío and Rochela were the centre-backs.

Sidibé and Álex Bergantiños were the centre midfielders, Cañi and Romay attacked from both wings, Bicho was the playmaker and central attacker Dani Iglesias was the central attacker.

There were five casualties at the team: German Lux (hamstring), Pablo Insua (jumper's knee) & Stefan Deák (Gluteus minimus muscle), trio that was already back in A Coruña, plus new signing Rudy (dislocated toe) and Juan Dominguez with permission from the club. Before the kick-off there was a minute of silence for the victims of the train derailment in Santiago.

It was a dark day to play football in Galicia, and both teams honored the feeling with a depressing game that unpleased the fans of both teams in Monforte de Lemos. The first half was completely boring, with some approximations for both sides, but in a general sense without any clear opportunity to score goals, actually there were no shots on goal and therefore no interventions by both goalies.

Deportivo had the initiative before a rival that just began the pre-season ten days ago, but Los Blanquiazules -once again wearing the black uniform of last season- never found the way to create any harm. No depth and neither game on the wings.

At Deportivo, the best players were Sidibé and Bicho, two youngsters from Fabril that made a solid work, the African controlling midfield territory and the Galician winger being the best attacker at his team.

For the second part, Fernando Vázquez made seven changes as Kaká, Aythami, Assunção, Bruno Gama, Juan Carlos, Ayoze and Luis entered. It was the same 4-2-3-1 figure, though with performing as a winger. Later in the game Seoane entered for Manuel Pablo.

This second part was a little more entertaining, though without too many opportunities. The biggest one in the game occurred at minute 58 as Bruno Gama was fouled inside the area, but the winger just smashed the ball into the woodwork at the moment of throwing the penalty.

The only interesting minute was the 71st, with Dani Aranzubia making his only save before the attempt of Óscar Martinez, in the next play Juan Carlos unleashed a counterattack that ended in a blocked shot. The latter was the best player for Depor in the second half, always supported by Bruno Gama.

Diego Seoane had the last attempt in the game, but he missed the target (81’). Aranzubia, Laure and Álex Bergantiños were three players that performed for the full ninety minutes, while Ze Castro and Teles stayed on the bench. The next friendly is on Sunday as Depor visit Pontevedra CF, a club from Tercera División (20h00 CET).

Ourense: (4-3-3) Manu - Juan Martínez, Moisés, Capi, Pinillos - Yebra, Álex Fernández, Adrián Cruz - Arce, Adil, Javi Hernández. Also played: Campillo, Pato, Óscar Martínez & Portela.
Deportivo: (4-2-3-1) Aranzubia – Manuel Pablo (Seoane 72’), Uxío (Kaká 46’), Rochela (Aythami 46’), Laure – Sidibé (Assunção 46’), Álex Bergantiños – Cañi (Bruno Gama 46’), Bicho (Juan Carlos 46’), Romay (Ayoze 46’) – Dani Iglesias (Luis 46’)
Referee: Cid Puga. He showed yellow card to Kaká (56’)
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