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THE SAME OLD SONG

26 Mar 2008
The offensive problems at Deportivo have been a constant thing during the last seasons. The begging of the present campaign was horrible as the team was only able to score eight goals in the first ten liga games, things have improved lately as the team scored fourteen times in the last ten matches. But the situation continues to be worrying, starting with the fact that Guardado is the worst <i>pichichi</i> between the twenty clubs in Primera Divisi�n.

The endless problem for Deportivo during the last four seasons has been the capacity to score goals. Depor's doesn't reach the mark of fifty goals in one single campaign since the season 2003/2004, year in which the squad ended third in la liga scoring sixty goals in thirty eight encounters. Right now and with only nine games remaining in the calendar, Lotina's team has only scored 33 goals. A number that only represents the tenth best mark in Primera Divisi�n.

Depor's situation was horrible at the beginning of this campaign, the squad was only able to score eight goals in the first ten liga games. But the situation started to improve in the second round, because the Galician team has been able to score fourteen times within the last ten matches. In fact, the match at Mallorca represents the first game within the last nine liga encounters in which Depor ends scoreless.

However, Depor's strikers continue to live in their particular drought. Of the fourteen goals scored during the second round, only two were conquered by the strikers in the squad: Xisco in the 3-1 over Valladolid, and Riki in the 2-3 defeat with Recreativo. The rest of the goals were scored by the central defenders and the midfielders in the team. So far, the six attackers at Deportivo have only scored the third part of the goals conquered on the season (12 of 33 or 36% of the total): Xisco (4), Riki (4), Taborda (2), Rub�n Castro (1), Bodipo (1) and Adri�n (0).   

Another demonstration of this problem is the table of goalscorers in each team at Primera Divisi�n. Deportivo and Getafe are the only two teams in which the pichichi of the squad is not a striker: Andr�s Guardado and Juan Angel Alb�n. Curiously both players occupy the last place of the twenty pichichis in la liga:

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