Competition news


14 Jan 2016
Deportivo is one of the two clubs at Primera that had the best progression compared to last season. Víctor’s team is presenting the best numbers at the club in six years.

It has been an outstanding first round for Deportivo, the team lived half of the season among the first six places (9 of 18 matchdays) and left a positive impression. The most notorious mark is that the team only lost four games, and to have in mind that there were only two defeats within the first 17 matchdays as the team lost the last two.

Truly the number of draws is high, but the 27 points added represent the best mark at the club since the campaign 2009/10, at the time Lotina’s Deportivo was 5th with 34 points. It also represents ten more points compared to the situation at matchday 19 of last season, only RC Celta match that improvement among the 17 clubs that were also at Primera one year ago.

Despite the heavy loss at the Bernabéu, this is only the second time within the last six seasons at Primera with the team having a positive goal average (+3). The 26 goals scored so far represent the best mark at the club since the 33 of the campaign 2009/10.

Comparison of the last six first rounds of Depor at Primera

Season Position Pts wins Draws Def GS GA
2008/09 8 30 9 3 7 23 27
2009/10 5 34 10 4 5 33 21
2010/11 13 21 5 6 8 15 26
2012/13 19 16 3 7 9 23 40
2014/15 17 17 4 5 10 14 31
2015/16 9 27 6 9 4 26 23

Only three players were starters in all the 19 games of the first round: Lux, Sidnei and Navarro, and the first two are the only ones that played all the possible minutes. Brazilian Sidnei is only one of the five field players at Primera that disputed all the minutes together with Atletico’s Diego Godín, Las Palmas’ David Simón, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Malaga’s Roberto Rosales.

In the other hand, five men didn’t dispute any minute: Fabricio, Manuel Pablo, Manu, Raúl García and Haris Medunjanin. Striker Oriol Riera was the man with more appearances coming out from the bench (6).

Lucas Pérez is the top-scorer at the team (12) and also the best assistor (3). The Galician attacker tied the mark of Bebeto related to score goals in seven straight matchdays and was about to tie the mark of Makaay about more goals in a first round at the club (13, 2002/03). Lucas is currently the fifth best scorer at Primera, only below Luis Suárez (15), Neymar (15), Ronaldo (14) and Benzema (14).

In other stats, Pedro Mosquera had the best passing ratio (82.4%), followed by Fajr (80.7%) and Sidnei (80.4%). Oriol Riera (63.3%) and Luis Alberto (67.9%) had the worst passing ratio at the team. Lucas (56) and Luis Alberto (34) were the men with more shots. Lucas was also the most fouled man (27), while Mosquera was the player that committed more fouls (37).



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