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07 Aug 2016
Luisinho and Juanfran debuted in the pre-season. It was a boring game with Lucas scoring the decisive goals during the second half.

Gaizka Garitano used a 4-2-3-1 system, the main novelty was to see Luisinho at the starting formation. The Portuguese has been sidelined all pre-season long, but was now picked for the match and was a starter. Juanfran was also making his debut during the pre-season after missing the previous games due to injury reasons.

The rival was CD Feirense, a recently promoted club to the Portuguese first division. The game was boring, mainly in the first half as both teams didn’t create too many chances to score. The locals had the ball possession and Depor didn’t suffer too much, though Tytoń had to make a couple of saves before Higor Platiny.

The best opportunity for the Galicians was a pass of Lucas to Borja Valle that the latter couldn’t capitalize (36’). Both attackers were the most active men for Depor in the first part. Luisinho also looked fine in his first game on the pre-season.

For the second half, Andone and Lux replaced Borja Valle and Tytoń. Depor improved for the final part, the combination Lucas-Andone brought problems to the local defence. At minute 54, Andone couldn’t end a solo-action, and three minutes later Lucas didn’t arrive in time to connect a cross by Luisinho

And then it came the goal. Juanfran assisted Bruno Gama and the Portuguese drilled the ball to Lucas, who entered by the right side to chip the ball over keeper Peçanha. Then Laure replaced Juanfran.

Five minutes later Garitano made more changes as Arribas, Navarro, Borges, Álex, Carles Gil and Emre Çolak entered the field. The changes refreshed the attack of Depor as Çolak and Gama were combining and approaching the rival’s area, in one of those chances Carlos Gil was close to score (72’)

Depor could have scored a second goal before the final whistle, but the penetrations of Bruno Gama missed someone to finalize the play inside the area. Only two friendly games are pending before the debut in liga, the next test is the Teresa Herrera against Villarreal CF (Tuesday).

Feirense: (4-4-2) Peçanha – Icaro, Semedo, Luís Machado, Rocha – Rubén, Cris, Luis Aurelio, Barge – Vitor Bruno, Platiny
Deportivo: (4-2-3-1)
Tytoń (Lux 46’) – Juanfran (Laure 63’), Albentosa, Sidnei (Arribas 70’), Luisinho (Navarro 70’) – Mosquera (Álex 70’), Guilherme (Borges 70’) - Bruno Gama, Fajr (Çolak 70’), Borja Valle (Andone 46’) – Lucas (Carlos Gil 70’).
Goal: 0-1: (58’) Lucas
Venue: Marcolino Castro



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