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Who were the Hits & Flops from La Liga’s Round 23

We look at the Hits & Flops in La Liga’s Round 23, featuring a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo and a dismal start to his Deportivo stint for Clarence Seedorf. HIT: Cristiano Ronaldo It has not been the most consistent season for Ronaldo or Real Madrid, but they bounced back with a 5-2 hammering of Real Sociedad on Saturday which included a hat-trick from the reigning Ballon d’Or holder. The result, which didn’t see them move above Valencia into third, has given many Los Blancos fans hope as they approach Wednesday…

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Foolish gamble or cunning appointment? Seedorf has it all to do at Deportivo

Clarence Seedorf has already seen with his own eyes the club Deportivo can be. He’s already felt the buzz and shake of the Estadio Riazor, and he’s already lived one of the most remarkable nights in the history of the Los Turcos, after he and his AC Milan teammates experienced the unthinkable on a crazy Wednesday night in 2004, when Deportivo overturned a 4-1 aggregate deficit in north-west Spain to send the Italian club crashing out of the Champions League. Skip forward nearly 15 years, and how times have changed….

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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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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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Deportivo sack Cristobal, appoint Seedorf

Clarence Seedorf is set to take the vacant Deportivo La Coruna role, after the club sacked Cristobal Parralo on Sunday. 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. Cristobal was only promoted from the B team in October to take over at the club, but nine defeats and three wins has seen him lose his job. Former Real Sociedad boss Martin…

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Real Sociedad meet Depor with both teams looking for a win

Real Sociedad will host Deportivo De La Coruna at the Anoeta on Friday evening, with Sociedad looking to grab their first win since the winter break. Meanwhile, Deportivo who last week threw away a two-goal lead against Levante, are in desperate need of a return to form. Sociedad players unlikely to feature include the likes of Ruben Pardo, David Zurutuza, and Carlos Martinez. It’s also the first fixture that Sociedad will be without Inigo Martinez, following his sale to Basque neighbours Athletic Bilbao. The list of absentees for Deportivo is a…

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Deportivo 2-2 Levante: Late Ivi double gives visitors point

Levante left it late to rescue a point as Ivi struck twice in the final ten minutes against ten-man Deportivo La Coruna. Depor came into the game, having been thrashed 7-1 last week by Real Madrid and they did all they could to give their home fans something to cheer about – racing to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Adrian Lopez and Florin Andone. The Galician side had Celso Borges sent off after half an hour, but their one-man disadvantage did not see them change their approach, keeping…

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Real Madrid 7-1 Deportivo La Coruna: Los Blancos Bounce Back

Real Madrid recovered from recent disappointments by putting a poor Deportivo side to the sword, scoring seven at the Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane freshened up his tactics, which had received a lot criticism recently, starting three up front. The home side had the better of the first 20 minutes, but, it was Depor who would take the lead, a lapse in concentration by the Madrid defense allowed Adrian Lopez to set up Andone with a tap in. Despite the goal, Real continued to dictate the play. Ronaldo was denied by a…

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Deportivo 1-2 Valencia: Los Che pick up win on rainy night in Galicia

Valencia beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 on Saturday evening to secure third place in the La Liga standings. Los Che approached Saturday night’s fixture having seen fourth place Real Madrid lose to Villarreal and they knew a victory would see the  finish third on the standings to complete the first half of the season. Goals from Goncalo Guedes and Spanish international Rodrigo saw them lead 2-0 for the most part of the game at the Riazor, although Florin Andone did pull one back for the home side. The win against…

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Deportivo and Celta to battle for Layun

Deportivo La Coruna have joined Celta Vigo in the race to sign Miguel Layun from FC Porto. According to radio station Onda Cero, Layun, who signed a five year deal with Granada in December 2014 but was then sold a month later to Watford, has fallen out of favour at the Portuguese side and will leave the current Primeira Liga leaders during the January transfer window. The left back caught the attention of the European media during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He played every minute for a Mexican…

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