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Malaga 3-2 Deportivo: Borja Baston wins it for hosts in dramatic style

Borja Baston ended his goal drought to give Malaga a superb comeback win over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday afternoon. Malaga, who did sit bottom, came from behind to beat Depor in a five-goal thriller at La Rosaleda. Roberto Rosales opened the scoring for the home side, making the most of some slack marking from a corner to vollet home, before former Arsenal man Lucas Perez levelled with a back-post header. Defender Fabian Schar then gave the Galician side the lead shortly after the break, rounding off a swift counter-attacking move….

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Deportivo 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Riazor victory ends run of draws

Atletico Madrid ended a run of three consecutive draws by beating Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 at the Riazor on Saturday afternoon. For the most part of the game, Atleti looked likely to draw once more, having drawn their last four games in a row. However, a late Thomas Partey ensured three points for Diego Simeone’s side, who put pressure back on Valencia and Barcelona. In truth – the first half was one for the footballing purist as it lacked quality from either side. Zakaria Bakkali has perhaps the best chance…

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Deportivo La Coruna 1-2 Girona: Portu winner sees visitors notch first away win

Monday evening’s La Liga action saw Girona secure their first away win of the season after they beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 at the Riazor. Aday Benitez broke the deadlock for the away side with a penalty midway through the first half, but former Arsenal man Lucas Perez scored from 12 yards just after the break. The winning goal came from Cristian Portu, who struck 19 minutes before full-time to secure all three points and move his side up to 15th in the standings. In the other Monday evening fixture,…

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Girona aiming to leapfrog Deportivo in the table

Deportivo La Coruña – Girona kicks off Monday at 21h local time. It is set to be a battle of the second half of the table, as Deportivo are currently in 15th place, just two points above Girona. The home side will be looking to extend their good run of form at the Riazor stadium. Deportivo have won their last two matches at home. Meanwhile, Girona will be hoping to take at least a point from the match. They have not won since the second week of the season and…

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Lucas Perez facing spell on sidelines

Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez has been ruled out with a thigh injury, according to the club’s official website. Perez picked up the injury towards the end of Depor’s 2-1 win over Getafe last weekend, and a diagnosis from club doctors has confirmed that he will now miss the next few weeks of action. The club said via their website: “major bruising on his left quadriceps, causing a hematoma in the crural muscle.” The 29-year-old returned to the Galician club this summer after a largely disappointing spell with Premier…

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Espanyol 4-1 Deportivo A Coruna: Catalans find their shooting boots at Depor’s expense

Espanyol were looking to add their second home win of the season against a Deportivo A Coruna team who were looking to make it back to back victories after a winless start to the campaign, but right from the off it was the home side who dominated. Leo Baptistao broke the deadlock after just four minutes with a diving header after a smart and incisive team move on the counter attack. That was soon followed up by a calamitous own goal as Pablo Piatti’s corner was deflected in off heads,…

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Deportivo 1-0 Alaves: Hosts get first win of the season

Deportivo La Coruna won their first game of the season, beating rock bottom Alaves thanks to a goal from Luisinho. Having sacked manager Luis Zubeldia last weekend, Alaves knew they had to start picking up points to move up the table – but facing Pep Mel’s side, they would find it hard to make that happen. Mel’s side were also in a similar predicament, having failed to win so far this season but a goal on the stroke of half time from Luisinho gave the home side all three points….

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Real Betis 2-1 Deportivo: Joaquin at the double for hosts

Veteran winger Joaquin scored an impressive brace to help Real Betis beat Deportivo 2-1 on Saturday evening. Real Betis’ first goal came from smart movement from the attacking players. Durmisi moved into the left wing position which took the right back, Juanfran’s attention. Cristian Tello was allowed to drift into the ‘half space’ between the wing and centre of the field where he was given the ball. Barragan took up a similar position to Durmisi on the right hand side and was given the ball in space. This allowed Joaquin…

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Sacristan hails ‘important victory’ over Deportivo

Real Sociedad boss Eusebio Sacristan has described the 4-2 victory over Deportivo as ‘very important’as his side made it three wins out of three. The game started well for the visitors as a double from Juanmi gave them a 2-0 lead as early as the third and fourth minute. Depor were stunned but they did well to react and claw their back into the game as Adrian Lopez struck just before the hour mark. With the game sitting at 2-1 to the visitors at the break, Pepe Mel’s side came out…

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Pepe Mel: We ran out of gas against Sociedad

Pepe Mel has acknowledged that his Real Betis side ‘started to run out of gas’ as they lost 4-2 to Real Sociedad on Sunday afternoon. The game started well for the visitors as a double from Juanmi gave them a 2-0 lead as early as the third and fourth minute. Depor were stunned but they did well to react and claw their back into the game as Adrian Lopez struck just before the hour mark. With the game sitting at 2-1 to the visitors at the break, Pepe Mel’s side…

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