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Old 29-05-2007, 12:02   #1
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Depor’s arch-rivals are Barcelona and Real Madrid because of their status, and Celta because of being neighbours. Valencia is another arch-rival. This evolved in the 1990s because both clubs improved their status those years and met each other several times in their quests for trophies.

In the Liga, there’s balance between the two sides between 1991-2007. Valencia have taken a slight advantage because of their results against Depor of the past years. In total, Depor won 13 matches, achieved 5 draws and lost 14 matches (33-39).

In Riazor, Depor had troubles scoring against Valencia in the early nineties. Between 1991 and 1994 the matches finished 0-1, 0-0 and 0-0. That last-mentioned 0-0 started the rivalry between the two sides. The match took place on 14 May 1994. Deportivo had been leading the Liga since December 1993 and, with Barcelona winning against Sevilla, needed to win against Valencia at home to catch the title for the first time in their history.

Valencia were given bonuses, like still happens today in Spanish football, by Barcelona for denying Depor the title. However, the fact that the Valencia players celebrated Depor’s title loss like they themselves had won the Liga (they finished 7th and had nothing to play for) still hurts today. One year later there was revenge in the legendary Copa final of 1995. This one was postponed after heavy rain with the score 1-1, and sentenced some days later with Alfredo’s heroic goal (2-1).

Between 1994-2002, Valencia had to pay for the ‘1994-incident’ in the Liga too because they lost seven times in Riazor and won just once. Between 1991-2002, Valencia scored just 4 goals in 11 matches in Riazor. Depor won the Supercopa in 2002, mainly because of the 3-0 home win. But since that match, Valencia have overcome the curse. Of the five latest matches, Valencia won four. This includes all matches since 2004 and a terrible defeat that year (1-5 on 22 September 2004). Still, the Riazor score is in Depor’s advantage: 8 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses (19-15). Depor could break this serie in the Copa when on 19 January 2006 the team won 1-0 in Riazor thanks to Sergio.

At Mestalla, the scores have been going up and down. In total, Depor won 5 matches, drew 3 and lost 8 times (14-24).

The matches in 1991/1992 and 1992/1993 were won by the home team, in 1993/1994 and 1994/1995 by Deportivo. Depor’s 1-3 win on 15 January 1994, after being 1-0 down, not only kept them on the title-winning road but also contained an unique event…. Mauro Silva scoring! Between 1995-2000, the home team reigned again with three wins and two draws.

On 10 June 2001, a goal of Roy Makaay (0-1) secured Depor’s second spot in the Liga for the season 2000/2001. Valencia revenged this almost one year later on 21 April 2002. At that moment, with four matches remaining, Valencia were Liga leaders but had Real Madrid at just 1 point and Depor at 2. Duscher’s own goal after seventy minutes eliminated Depor from the fight, which Valencia would win.

Because Valencia won the title that year and Depor the Copa, the Supercopa duals would be between the two. As mentioned, Depor won 3-0 at home in a match full of incidents. Ayala’s early red card in the return match heated this one up even more, including incidents off the pitch. A late goal of Víctor added more salts to Valencia’s wounds (0-1).

It was Depor’s turn again when it survived a siege on 22 December 2002, with Juanmi as a penalty-saving heroe. Like in 2001, Roy Makaay was match-winner (0-1). Including the Supercopa win, Depor now had won three times at Valencia in 1,5 year.

The next match in Valencia was late in the season 2003/2004. On 6 March 2004, Depor were at 9 points of Liga leaders Real Madrid and Valencia at 8 points. The dual between them would decide about who would be the surviving contender for the title. After twenty-one minutes, Mauro Silva caused a penalty-kick, he was sent off and Valencia would score. Despite an heroic effort, Depor just couldn’t score the equalizer and Valencia finished the match at the end (3-0). Madrid during their 11 final matches of the season won just three times, achieved 2 draws and lost 6 matches. The final table was: 1. Valencia (77), 2.Barcelona (72), 3.Deportivo (71), 4.Real Madrid (70)

On 12 February 2005 it was Depor’s turn again, avenging the 1-5 home defeat in Riazor. Depor won this match 1-2, but tension was less because both teams played mediocre seasons. Valencia finished 7th and Depor 8th. Depor didn’t lose twice in a row because the match on 17 September 2005 finished 2-2, and made it three including the Copa: Depor eleminated Valencia from the Copa 2005/2006 at Mestalla. After a 1-0 home win, the team was losing 1-0 at Valencia when crowd troubles caused postponement of the game. One week later, on 1 February 2006, Víctor Sánchez's goal equalized the match (1-1) and Depor went through.

However, this season’s 4-0 of Valencia was a huge blow to the team. This partly was caused by Juanma’s sending-off after 37 mins.

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Old 29-05-2007, 17:26   #2
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leon when do you write all this this is impressif
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Some of us will never forgett that match in 1994, with Valencia players (specially Gonzalez the GK) celebrating our loss of the title, at our own pitch, when they were playing for nothing in that match.

Fortunately we had our fantastic and well deserved revenge 1 year later in the Copa Final.
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Old 30-05-2007, 09:06   #4
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I saw the 1994 clip, again, some days ago. If I noticed it well, a Valencia player even drops down to the ground of joy.
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Anybody has a clip of the 94 game?
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Try these:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KyCiajsLi...elated&search=

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Depor’s arch-rivals are Barcelona and Real Madrid because of their status, and Celta because of being neighbours. Valencia is another arch-rival. This evolved in the 1990s because both clubs improved their status those years and met each other several times in their quests for trophies.

hmmm... In a way I don't consider RM and Barca as "arch-rivals"... They're annoying 'cos they're big and pedantic, yes, but the traditional rilvary was with Celta and, most especially since the 1990s, Valencia. I'd say that right now most Depor supporters in Corunna would prefer Depor thrashing Valencia and not Celta anymore... (Celta have become poor devils and they're going to segunda anyway, while Valencia are as cocky and anti-Depor as ever).
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Don't catch me on definitions please!
Still the arrival of Madrid or Barcelona causes (much) more in La Coruña than any other team.

How about Valladolid?
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Yes. I think that there's a kind of rivalry in Deportivo-Valladolid matches since the Copa eliminatory in 1989. Maybe they're not an arch-rival, but sure that they never get a nice welcome when they jump to the pitch at Riazor...
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The Valencia match is a good moment to explain to our (relatively) newcomers the rivalry with Valencia.

Even if Valencia would be 20th (let's hope some day!), they still would attract a larger crowd in Riazor than other teams. In the mid-1990s the rivalry was created thanks to the Djukic-penalty and the 1995 Copa final. Especially in the new century there have been some nasty incidents on and off the pitch, mainly at Mestalla.

The fact that Valencia have won most of their matches in Riazor recently has only made the rivalry worse. It's time for a Depor win!
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depor has to win this encounter!!!
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the little rat aimar and his spitting incident were the turning point for me
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Some of us will never forgett that match in 1994, with Valencia players (specially Gonzalez the GK) celebrating our loss of the title, at our own pitch, when they were playing for nothing in that match.

Fortunately we had our fantastic and well deserved revenge 1 year later in the Copa Final.


yah I was pissed off that day .....i wanted to go inside the Tv and Bet him up hehehehe
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the little rat aimar and his spitting incident were the turning point for me

The same thing for me.
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If there are some matches I really want to win in all season, these are our RM and Valencia matches...
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