La Liga Match Centre News 

Deportivo 0-0 Sevilla: Share of the spoils that will not satisfy either

It ended a goalless draw between Deportivo and Sevilla tonight in a match where the home team firmly believe they deserved more. Relegation-riddled Deportivo have seem to woken up and have now managed seven points out of nine possible. The game had barely started when  Deportivo’s Krohn-Dehli and Sevilla midfielder collided on the pitch, thankfully it looked worse than it actually was. The first half was fought between both sides, Deportivo had the most chances, however Sevilla had the clearest ones. The first substitution came early on as Krohn-Dehli was…

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La Liga News 

Fede Valverde says he would be the first in line to play for Deportivo should the team go down

Fede Valverde has voiced that he would like to stay at Deportivo, even if this means playing in segunda next season. The Uruguayan international is on loan from Real Madrid since the start of the season, although lately he hasn’t had many minutes, at the start of the season he impressed, so much so he got his first international call-up for late last year. During his debut he scored in Uruguay’s 1-2 win over Paraguay, helping the Celestes qualify to this year’s World Cup in Russia. “If we were to…

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Juanfran Moreno Deportivo La Liga News 

Deportivo look for first away win in San Mamés in seven years

Deportivo de La Coruña visit the San Mamés stadium in a game where anything other than a win could be the final nail in the coffin for Dépor. Deportivo manager Clarence Seedorf still believes his team can avoid relegation, speaking to Cadena COPE recently, he said “I’m an optimist and a realist at the same time, I don’t have blind faith, but history shows us that comebacks are possible. I see the group has inner strength.” Regarding Saturday’s game (19:45 BST, New San Mamés stadium) Deportivo striker Adrián López has…

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La Liga News 

Roberto Jimenez says loan spell at Málaga to end if they are relegated

Málaga goalkeeper Roberto Jiménez has said that if Málaga go down he would not stay with them and instead head back to Espanyol, where he is on loan from. Roberto arrived at Espanyol in June 2016, but was second-choice goalkeeper behind Diego López which is why he opted for a Loan move to Málaga the following season. According to Marca.com, he said “If we don’t meet our objectives, I have to go back to Espanyol. That’s a reality. We have played 31 games and we can’t let our efforts be…

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La Liga News 

Celso Borges still believes Deportivo can turn situation around

Deportivo midfielder Celso Borges says that it’s a difficult situation but in no way impossible and that Depor will keep fighting until the end. Borges, during a post-training interview yesterday said that it’s frustrating because the situation is not entirely in their hands “The worst thing about this is that it’s not just up to us, yes, we have to win but then we have to sit and wait what other teams do. It’s difficult to accept things that we have no control over.” “We need to win, our responsibility…

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La Liga News 

Raúl Albentosa says he plans to see out his contract at Deportivo whatever the outcome of this season

Deportivo central defender Raúl Albentosa has opened up about a dark spell and how he seems to have recuperated the best version of himself. Albentosa has been one of the most criticised players this season, so much so he has admitted that over the Christmas period last year, he sought professional psychological help to overcome the overwhelming pressure he was feeling. Speaking to Galician newspaper La voz de Galicia, he said “Some players have the capacity to switch off after a game. I can’t, I take it home with me…

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La Liga News 

Clarence Seedorf still hopeful Deportivo can turn situation around

Deportivo manager Clarence Seedorf seems to be one of the few people left that believe Deportivo can avoid relegation. Depor fans were left baffled as Seedorf said on Radio Marca that “the fans would be scoring an own goal if they didn’t believe we can stay up.” Although it is true Deportivo played a good game against Atlético, who some believe won because of a very rigorous penalty, the situation is far from good, and could get worse should Deportivo fail to beat Málaga this Friday (19:45 BST, Abanca Riazor…

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La Copa News 

No broadcaster has acquired rights to Copa del Rey Final yet

With less than a month to go before the Copa del Rey final takes place, no broadcaster has the TV rights to show the game in Spain. This is because the CNMC  (National Comission of Markets and Competition) has deemed the tender for rights to the 2018 final and ‘Super Copa’ matches don’t adhere to regulations. The CNMC has requested that the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) re-launch the tender to “receive the offers in a transparent, competitive and a non-discriminatory way.” The CNMC published a press release on its…

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La Liga News 

Clarence Seedorf still believes Depor can turn their situation around

Clarence Seedorf has a near-impossible task of trying to keep Deportivo de La Coruña from relegation. Since his arrival back in February, the former Real Madrid midfielder has failed to win a single game, conceding nine goals and scoring just two, with nine games to go – including fixtures against Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and the ever-important Galician derby against Celta – and seven points away from safety, Seedorf still has a firm belief his team can avoid relegation. During an interview for Marca.com he said that he…

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News Spain 

Marcos Alonso “Going to the World Cup would be a dream”

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso was interviewed by Spanish newspaper Marca in which he discussed everything from making it to the Spain squad to his time at Chelsea and his future plans. When asked how he left about being called-up so last minute, he prefers to think about the now: “It’s an honour to represent my country and going to the World Cup would be a dream scenario” but he understands how difficult it is to break into the squad “Spain has some really good players, the important thing is that…

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