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SECOND TITLE FOR THE VETERANS

14 May 2010
On the past Friday the veterans of Deportivo achieved their second title in three years at liga indoor. The tournament is disputed by the nine clubs that have won the title at Primera División. Now the veterans search the double through the Copa Del Rey.

Deportivo’s veterans completely dominated the season of indoor football; they won the first seven games and with only one matchday remaining in the calendar they already have an advantage of four points over second place Real Betis, which means they already clinched the title in the league.

The indoor league is a competition played in Spain since three years ago; it’s only disputed by a representation of former players from the nine clubs that have won the Spanish la liga (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Betis, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Deportivo). Depor won the first edition and this is its second title.

It is a competition disputed in a single round, which means eight matches for each team. The local condition in the game is established in a draw, but each side has to play four teams at home and four away. Depor has been playing its home encounters at Palacio de Riazor

The true is that Deportivo completely dominated the competition, as it won the first seven matches: 16-7 Vs Athletic Bilbao, 15-6 at Real Madrid, 10-7 Vs Real Betis, 14-9 at Sevilla, 8-6 Vs Real Sociedad, 15-6 at Valencia and 13-10 Vs Atletico Madrid. The remaining match is at Barcelona and for the moment the mark of the squad is 91 goals in favour and 50 goals against.

The team is coached by Carlos Ballesta, a former player of Deportivo in the 1970’s. The squad is composed by these players: Songo´o, Naybet, Jaime, Donato, Manuel Mosquera, Fran, Manjarín, Barral, Djalminha, Elduayen, Mauri and Repi.

The first six places will also dispute the Copa Del Rey, tournament that will be played between May 28 & 29, while later the winner of la liga and the Copa will meat each other in the Supercopa. Also, a World Cup will be played between June 4 & 7.


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