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23 Jul 2015
Juanfran debuted in the pre-season and Luis Alberto scored his first goal with the club. Deportivo have own the four matches played so far in the preparation process for la liga.

This was the fourth friendly in Depor’s pre-season stage. Víctor Sánchez presented a 4-2-3-1 lineup with Fabricio Agosto covering the goal, Laure performed at the right side of the defence, with Fernando Navarro on the left and the duo Róber-Arribas at the central positions.

Álex Bergantiños and Haris Medunjanin were the centre midfielders, Óscar ´Pinchii´ García and Luisinho were the wingers, Álex Corredera was the playmaker and Luis Fernández was the centre forward.

The rival was SD Ponferradina, team that was about to take part of the promotion playoff at Segunda during last season. Coach José Manuel Díaz is about to start his second season with the club and important players like Yuri de Souza and Pablo Infante were starters in the game. Diego Seoane was signed during the week and debuted in the second half.

It was a difficult meeting for Depor, more demanding than the previous games with teams from lower leagues. The Galicians, wearing the third kit for the first time, faced a lot of problems trying to impose their pace.  Víctor’s team had the ball possession, but suffered the high pressure from Ponferradina and later had many problems to deal with their counterattacks.

In this way the locals had more chances than Depor, striker Rubén Sobrino had the clearest one with a shot that passed close to the post (16’). The other chances for Ponferradina were in the boots of midfielder Adán Gurdiel (18’) and attackerYuri (44’).

At Deportivo, once again the best came with Róber as the Fabril’s centre-back made the best past in the half, a heel pass, that allowed Luis Fernández to fire on target, but Rumanian Dinu Moldovan was there to make the save (23’).

The Galician striker also enjoyed the other big chance for Depor in the half with a new shot, this time a drilled attempt after a pass from Laure, that was blocked by Moldovan (34’). Those were the only two actions from a team that lacked more depth and ideas at midfield.

Víctor only made one substitution ahead of the second half as Juan Domínguez replaced Medunjanin, but twelve minutes later the coach changed the rest of the team. Juanfran Moreno disputed his first minutes in the pre-season and Juvenil A right-back Blas Alonso also had the chance to play after scoring in the last game.

The large number of changes reduced the pace of the game and mainly the scoring chances, to the point that there was only one clear chance in the second half and it meant the winning goal for Depor. Juanfran released a shot from the right and Luis Alberto scored his first goal at Depor with a low shot.

After the goal Depor were no longer interested in attacked and spent the last minutes containing the attacks of a disordered rival. Luis Alberto was the best player in the second part, not only for the goal, but also for his individual moves.

Deportivo have now won the four games played in the pre-season and heads to face CD Lugo on Saturday as part of the 64th edition of the Emma Cuervo trophy (Pepe Barrera field, 19h30 CET).

Ponferradina: (4-2-3-1) Dinu Moldovan – Adán Gurdiel, Lolo Pavón (Moreno 46’), Alan, Camille (Seoane 46’) -  Melero, Jonathan - Sobrino, Pablo Infante (Acorán 46’), Andy – Yury (Berrocal 46’)
Deportivo: .(4-2-3-1) Fabricio (Lux 57’) – Laure (Blas Alonso 57’), Róber (Lopo 57’), Arribas (Insua 57’), Navarro (Saúl 57’) – Álex Bergantiños (Teles 57’), Medunjanin (Juan Domínguez 46’) – Óscar García (Juanfran 57’), Corredera (Luis Alberto 57’), Luisinho (Dani Iglesias 57’) – Luis Fernández (Oriol Riera 57’).
Goal: 0-1: (67’) Luis Alberto
Referee: Víctor González González
Venue: El Toralín



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