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28 Nov 2016
Deportivo lost a game despite been clearly superior in the statistics. Great game by Borges, Guilherme and Juanfran, while Andone had eight shots and only scored once.

1- Incredible match: It’s hard to explain what happened in this game, not only why Depor lost, but why it didn’t win. The Galicians had a solid 63% of ball possession and completed 24 shots in the whole game. Still, they were trailing 1-3 at the middle of the second half and, after a meritorious comeback, it ended losing with a new goal allowed in the stoppage time.

Truly it’s unfortunate, especially taking in mind that Málaga needed two impossible goals by Sandro and Ontiveros to clinch the three points, but it’s also true that Deportivo are paying a high price for its errors, in this game the lack of concentration provoked a penalty by Borges and a foul of Albentosa that ended in goal.

2- Another wasted advantage: Definitely Depor is a team unable to administrate the advantages. For the fourth straight opportunity Depor dropped points after scoring the first goal in the game (fifth time that it happens during this season). And for the second straight opportunity Los Blanquiazules lost a game with the rival scoring the winning goal in the stoppage time. Depor are now the team in la liga that has dropped more points after scoring the first goal (13).

3- The best game of Bruno Gama: Winger Bruno Gama has been criticized during this season due to his lack of impact in the games, but in this one he was important, at least in the first half. He provoked the penalty that opened the scoresheet and later completed three shots. Unfortunately he sustained a muscle injury and the Portuguese will undergo scans.

4- Record for Andone: Florin Andone scored for the third straight matchday and left the impression that he’s going up after an obscure start in the tournament, however he still leaving the feeling of been wasting too many chances. And the stats were clear in this game as the Romanian completed eight shots in the match (three on target). That’s a record on this century at Deportivo.

5- Perfect game for Celso Borges: Midfielder Celso Borges had an explosive debut at Depor scoring a brace before Rayo Vallecano, now he surpassed that performance with a new brace, four shots completed (three of them on target) and an impressive 97% success in the passes. He is now the top-scorer at Depor with four goals during this season.

6- 100 touches for Guilherme and Juanfran: For the first time on the season a player at Depor completed 100 or more touches in a game, and it was a double mark as both Guilherme and Juanfran completed 104. The Brazilian controlled the traffic at midfield and the Madrilenian was highly involved in the output of the ball from the right side of the defence.

7- Garitano’s decisions and record: Gaizka Garitano continues to live at the edge of destitution, he has now commanded Depor in thirteen league games and only won twice, with four draws and losing the other seven games. It’ the same record had by Víctor Fernández at the same height of the campaign 2014/15. He lasted 29 matchdays at Depor before been sacked.

The true is that Garitano made the right decisions in this game, his starting lineup worked in the first part and only the individual errors had the team losing by half-time, later he guessed right with the entry of Carles Gil, who revitalized the game with his presence on the right wing (two assists), while Marlos Moreno was more determinant joining Andone at the centre as the scheme was switched to a 4-4-2. Garitano was right with his decisions and the players were the ones that were unable to hold on the result.

8- Third away defeat scoring three goals: Depor lost an away game for the third time on this century after scoring three goals. The previous two opportunities were at Villarreal CF (4-3, season 2007/08) and at Real Zaragoza (5-3, season 2012/13).



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