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NOTES FROM THE GAME VS LAS PALMAS

22 May 2017
A lesson of how the counterattack can defeat the ball possession, all in a game in which it was demonstrated the division among the fans. Andone is the top-scorer on the season with his 12 goals in favour.

The six notes from the game against UD Las Palmas:

1- Ball possession Vs. counterattack: A good game to understand how a team can win a game having a low percentage in the ball possession. UD Las Palmas always had the ball (64%), but only created five chances to score, while Deportivo created eight opportunities, five of them through the counterattack. Three of those counterattacks ended in goal and the other two were waste by Andone.

Another stat to demonstrate the effectiveness is that Roque Mesa, the guide for the Canarians, made 109 touches, but his team lost 0-3 before a Deportivo in which, combined, Ola John, Carles Gil and Andone only made 89 touches.

2- Mosquera and Çolak: After some games with midfield blocked, the midfielders returned to be the guide of the team. Despite Las Palmas had the ball, they also allowed Depor’s key men, Pedro Mosquera and Emre Çolak, to move the ball at will. Thus the Galician was the player with more touches for his team (67), while the Turkish was incisive by the centre which included to bring the assist in the second goal.

3- The first game of Davy Roef: the Belgian is the 450th player that makes an appearance for Depor at Primera, and his good performance left a feeling of déjà vu, because on last season Pletikosa also debuted in the last matchday and impressed before Real Madrid, while now Roef made four key saves and brought a sense of security, something missed throughout the season with Lux and Tytoń.

4- Andone, the top-scorer on the season: Florin Andone scored a brace in this game despite only making 20 touches and ends the season with 12 goals in favour. He is the top-scorer at Depor and also the second-best scorer among the signings of the past summer. Sandro led this department, he was signed for the season and netted 14 goals at Málaga CF.

5- 500 games for Navarro This was the 500th official appearance for Fernando Navarro. The 4-year-old veteran reaches the mark after a career that has lasted 17 years.  His appearances were for FC Barcelona (35), Albacete (7), RCD Mallorca (115), Sevilla CF (282) and Deportivo (61).

6- War at the stands: It was expected a severe and unanimous protest against the club for the poor season, but instead the game turned into a civil war between the Riazor Blues and the rest of the fans. And there were three motives that provoked the rupture. First to all the Riazor Blues released a press communicate in which they pointed to Andone, something that the general public didn’t tolerate, later they started to whistle against Tino Fernández’s board, just when the general consensus is that it he is doing a good job, at least in the financial aspect.

And the straw that broke the camel's back was when they started to sing “O Depor Somos Nós” (We are Depor). Something that was interpreted as a challenge by the rest of the fans. In the end the group left the stadium at minute 32 under a severe protest from the public (Fuera! Fuera!). It also surprised to see a big part of the fans making the wave in the second half and with the game defined, just when whistles were expected. So, the unanimous feeling of disappointment ended with a feeling of having two confronted groups at the stands.  

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