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DEPORTIVO IN 2009

28 Dec 2009
Depor had a positive record during the year 2009; it played 43 official matches and presented a mark of 17 victories, 11 draws and 15 defeats. The best part corresponds to the present season, as Lotina’s team has only lost 4 games.

2009 should be remembered as a good year for Deportivo; during the final part of the season 2008/09, the team coached by Miguel Angel Lotina fought until the end in order to get a European spot, and it reached the goal at the beginning of the new liga campaign as the Galician squad reached the Christmas break occupying the sixth position in the table, which would mean a direct ticket for the next edition of the Europa League.

Globally, Deportivo played 43 official matches during the year 2009 (37 in Liga, 4 in Copa Del Rey and 2 in the UEFA Cup), and the balance was of 17 victories, 11 draws and 15 defeats, tough the goal difference was negative: -6 (50 goals scored and 56 goals allowed).

The worst part was lived during the final stretch of the season 2008/09, because Deportivo suffered seven defeats in twenty-two games played in liga, plus the humiliating eliminations in Copa del Rey against Sevilla FC (aggregate score of 1-5) and in the UEFA Cup Last-16 round against Aalborg BK (aggregate score of 1-6). And it’s that in this part of the year, Depor only added the 46.97% of the points disputed in liga, while it lost the four confrontations disputed between Copa and the UEFA Cup.

Meanwhile, the best part of 2009 is without doubt the current liga campaign, and it’s that Depor has only suffered four defeats and already has twenty-seven points after the first fifteen matchdays, which allows the Galician team to live in the sixth position. In this part of the year, Depor has added the 60% of the points disputed in la liga, while it has won one game in Copa and with the remaining match in the competition ending in a draw (0-0 Vs Real Murcia).

A curious stat is that Depor has practically kept a balanced performance at the Riazor compared to the matches played away from home. In 2009 Depor played 37 liga encounters with a mark of 16 victories, 10 draws and 11 defeats; and the number of victories is balanced with 8 wins in La Coruña and the same number away from Depor’s stadium.

Making a liga table with the 37 liga matches disputed in 2009, it’s possible to see that Real Madrid is above the all-might Barcelona that recently won its sixth title of the season, something without precedents in the history of European football, while Depor is sixth in the table, just behind Sevilla, Valencia and Mallorca, and above other big clubs like Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.

The standings in liga for the year 2009:

Spot

Club

Games

Pts

GF

GA

Goal Dif

1

Real Madrid

37

86

89

39

50

2

Barcelona

37

85

93

34

59

3

Sevilla

37

69

57

38

19

4

Mallorca

37

64

64

49

15

5

Valencia

37

59

65

50

15

6

Deportivo

37

58

47

45

2

7

Villarreal

37

57

58

52

6

8

At. Madrid

37

51

63

61

2

9

Athletic

37

51

48

56

-8

10

Espanyol

37

50

42

45

-3

11

Osasuna

37

47

39

44

-5

12

Málaga

37

45

48

54

-6

13

Getafe

37

45

52

53

-1

14

Almería

37

43

44

62

-18

15

Sporting Gijón

37

42

38

59

-21

16

Racing

37

41

48

51

-3

17

Valladolid

37

36

43

60

-17

ARCHIVE NEWS DEC/09

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