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THE TWO FACES OF DEPORTIVO

04 Oct 2011
Deportivo is showing two different faces on this season; not only demonstrated with the performance within the last two games, but also by the fact that the 90% of the goals have been scored during the first half.

Bipolar behavior from a Deportivo that still trying to find its path to the top position at Liga Adelante; the season is just starting, but Oltra’s team already demonstrated two different faces. First to all, to emphasize what has occurred within the last two liga encounters.

A week ago Deportivo left a worrying impression allowing three goals in sixteen minutes to end suffering its first big defeat of the season (0-4 at AD Alcorcón), but just seven days later the Galician team turned upside down the “crisis” as it scored three goals in the first fourteen minutes to end clinching a reliving 4-0 win over CD Guadalajara.

Some analysts at Segunda División, including coach José Luis Oltra, believe that it was just a coincidence as Deportivo had a pretty bad game later redeemed at the Riazor, but other people believe that it could be a disturbing symptom of a team that still has to learn the big differences between playing at home and doing it in small fields like Santo Domingo.

The other fact that supports the theory of the two faces is the analysis of the goals scored by Deportivo; after the first six matches in liga the Galicians have scored ten times; the interesting fact is that nine of those goals were scored during the first parts of the meetings, while the fourth goal scored against Guadalajara was the first one conquered during a second part.

The stat clearly demonstrates that Deportivo is having more fresh ideas during the first halves; it can also be interpreted as a lack of physical preparation as the players are more tired for the final forty-five minutes. Tough this stat is stained by the fact that Depor scored four of its five goals in Copa Del Rey against Girona within minutes 65 and 79.

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