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NOTES FROM THE GAME VS CÁDIZ

14 May 2019
Deportivo recovered the feelings of the fist round and Bóveda played a great game, but it wasn’t enough to break the negative streak at the Riazor.

The six notes from the game Vs. Cádiz CF:

1- Same team from the first round: Deportivo returned to be the solid team at home of the first round, a team that dictates the pace of the game, creates opportunities and complicates a rival that’s reduced to a minimal performance. This is an important step after the grey presentations against Almería, Rayo Majadahonda or Extremadura.

Unfortunately, this new version of Martí also copied the sins of Natxo’s Deportivo, because the team is also dropping points after having favourable situations, as it happened against CD Numancia. The game seemed under control until an isolated play that caught the defence too advanced and it cost a goal and two points.

2- The 4-4-2 is working: Little by little the style of José Luis Martí is accepted by the players. This was a complicate game facing a dangerous rival in the counterattack, and Depor looked fine controlling the ball and closing the gaps to avoid the counterattacks. It was feared the scheme wasn’t going to work as the Galicians don’t have natural wingers, but somehow the team continues to base the attacks by the centre. 

3- Great game by Eneko Bóveda: The worst was expected before the kick-off as Eneko Bóveda was going to face the best player in the second round, Darwin Machís. It was feared he was going to suffer in one-on-one situations, and it turned to be the best game of the Basque man wearing Depor’s shirt, because he not only cut the winger in every play to the point of not been a factor for Cádiz, but also had time to join the attacks and create opportunities. And it’s that he was the one stealing the ball and assisting for the first goal and also made the cross that almost ended in the goal of Carlos Fernández (82’).

4- Cartabia and Nahuel: Depor still needing more from its wingers. Fede Cartabia continues to be lost in the games, in this opportunity he only made 28 passes and was replaced after ending tired. The Galicians suffer when their best player is off and it has happened a lot in recent weeks. Nahuel had a better game than in previous occasions, but he ended with only 11 passes completed. He was replaced as Martí needed to put a second mark over Machís.

5- Quique González and the race for the Pichichi title: Finally Enrich Gallego has been surpassed at the top of the top-scorers at Segunda. Quique González scored and has now 16 goals on his tally, though he is tied with Almeria’s Alvaro Gimenez, who scored a hat-trick early on Sunday. Quique is about to tie the 17 goals of Lucas Pérez from the season 2015/16.

6- Eight home games without a victory: Despite the improvement, Depor remain to mis the victory at the Riazor. The Galicians have now spent eight games without wins at home since the 2-0 success over Albacete (January 20). It’s the worst mark at Segunda for the club since the campaign 1987/88 (also eight straight games without home wins).

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