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Deportivo La Coruna 0-1 Real Betis: Nothing moronic from Loren as Betis secure victory

Young Real Betis midfielder Loren Moron scored his third goal in what was just his second appearance for Los Verdiblancos to help his side to a 1-0 win at the Riazor against Deportivo La Coruna, who had new manager Clarence Seedorf in charge for the first time. The win sees Betis climb to eighth place, two points behind Eibar and now just three behind fierce rivals Sevilla in sixth whilst Depor stay 19th, three points from safety. Betis almost scored inside the opening ten minutes when Joaquin cut inside and…

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Deportivo fans attack Arsenal loanee, painting the city with ‘GO NOW’ graffiti

Deportivo La Coruna fans have spray painted parts of the city in their anger at the performances of Lucas Perez, who has failed to perform on his return to the club. Having left the Galician club in 2016 for a spell with Arsenal, Perez demanded a loan back to his former club after failing to settle in the English capital. His return to Depor was met with open arms and delight form the club’s fans, but after 20 appearances which have featured just five goals – the loyal Branquiazuis fans have…

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Who were the Hits & Flops from La Liga’s Round 22

We take a look back for the biggest performers and the worst in our Hits & Flops from the Round of 22 in La Liga. HIT: Alen Halilovic Las Palmas substitute Halilovic scored the only goal in the last minute of the game at home to bottom of the table Malaga to move four clear of the Andalucians, level on points with eighteenth placed Deportivo La Coruna. Halilovic replaced Gil just past the hour mark but the Croatian wasn’t having the greatest of impacts, giving the ball away several times,…

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Seedorf relishing Deportivo challenge

Newly appointed Deportivo La Coruna boss Clarence Seedorf has said he is relishing the challenge of helping the Galician side avoid relegation. Friday evening’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad was the final nail in the coffin for owners of the Galician side, seeing them slip back into the relegation places and sit three points from safety, having not won in seven games in the league. Cristobal was only promoted from the B team in October to take over at the club, but nine defeats and three wins…

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Is there hope for Deportivo?

On Sunday, Deportivo La Coruña sacked coach Cristobal Parrolo leaving the club’s future hanging perilously in the balance. They are back in the relegation zone with only 17 points from this season. Nightmare defeats with the 7-1 loss to Real Madrid and 5-0 loss at Real Sociedad in recent weeks have left fans and club reeling. Will the Blues and Whites be able to drag themselves out of a hole? It seems increasingly unlikely. Inability to defend from corners Their defensive record this season has been dismal. In particular, their inability…

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Real Sociedad 5-0 Deportivo La Coruna: La Real punish struggling Depor

Real Sociedad kicked off Jornada 22 in La Liga in style on Friday night as they stuck five past a poor Deportivo La Coruna. La Real went in front on 32 minutes, Igor Zubeldia finding Juanmi with a perfectly timed pass through the defence with the forward then squaring the ball to the unmarked Willian Jose to knock the ball into the back of the net. Deportivo were practically non-existent on the night and fell two behind just past the hour mark. Asier Illarramendi had a free kick about 35…

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La Liga January Transfer Window Round Up

With the January transfer window coming to a close on Wednesday with some fantastic signings for some of the 20 La Liga clubs with many players departing as well. I take a closer look at what has happened in the past month. The biggest deal of the window was of course Philippe Coutinho’s long awaited move from Liverpool to Barcelona with the Brazilian joining for 120 million euros. Coutinho was one of two players to sign on at the Camp Nou with defender Yerry Mina joining from Palmeiras for 11.8…

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Pantilimon recalled by Watford

English Premier League side Watford have recalled goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from Deportivo La Coruna, with the player then heading straight back out the door to join Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan. The six foot eight goalkeeper joined Depor on loan at the start of the season but only made seven appearances for the Galician side, falling behind Ruben Martinez in the pecking order. Watford want the player to be getting regular first team action and with minutes few and far between at the Riazor, The Hornets have decided to…

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Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo: Hosts ease to victory ahead of El Clasico

Barcelona eased to a 4-0 victory at the Nou Camp against Deportivo De La Coruna, thanks to a brace from Luis Suarez and Paulinho. Barcelona were already three points clear from Valencia at the top of La Liga, but their victory tonight has doubled their advantage. Pre kick-off, Lionel Messi was awarded the 2016-17 Gold Shoe award. The ball was in the back of the Deportivo net after five mintues through Luis Suarez, but it was disallowed after Paco Alcacer, who had provided the assist was judged to be offside….

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Defiant Barça host struggling Depor this Sunday

This Sunday sees La Liga’s hot property Barcelona host struggling Deportivo at the Camp Nou. Cristobal Parralo’s men could take little confidence into this week’s showdown, as they impressively won all three points against an overachieving Leganés side at home last week. Barcelona, though unbeaten and top of La Liga, haven’t exactly set the world alight since Neymar’s big money departure and have started to adopt an historically unfamiliar 4-4-2 formation. Lucas Pérez seems to have found some kind of form at Deportivo, impressively hitting the back of the net…

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