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01 Dec 2011
Finally Depor is finding the way to the goal; the last three games have pushed Depor to lead the department of goals in favour, though tied with RC Celta and Barcelona B.

It’s well known that, within the last six years, the main problem of Deportivo was to score the goals; actually last season was one of the worst campaigns for Depor in this department as Lotina’s team only scored 31 goals in 38 Primera matchdays.

Now that the Galicians are back at Segunda División it was expected to witness an improvement in this department and, after a slow start, Depor is already leading the scoring charts at Liga Adelante with twenty-five goals in favour after fifteen matches, same mark than RC Celta and Barcelona B.

The true is that it was a slow start as Depor only scored six goals in its first five meetings in the league, then things improved as <>Los Blanquiazules scored ten in the next six meetings, and in the last three Deportivo has finally exploded as Oltra’s team scored seven times.

An interesting fact is that Depor is improving its scoring record, but at the same time the league as a whole is experienced a lower point, because matchday 14 was the one with the lesser number goals on the season (only 22), and the last matchday only saw 25 goals, while in four of the last five matchdays the number of goals haven’t surpassed the mark of 25.

Perhaps the best part is how the goals are distributed, because nine different players have at least scored once, which is the best mark in the league. Lassad leads the table with six goals added to his tally; the Tunisian striker is followed closely by Guardado (5) and Riki (4).

Meanwhile, the two best assistors are Guardado and Valerón, both men have given four assists in the campaign, while Lassad is third in the list with three. Despite the goals are well distributed among the team, the true is that the quarter composed by Guardado, Valerón, Riki and Lassad is vital for the team as they have been involved –as the scorer or the assistor- in 21 of the 25 goals on the season; it means the 84% of the total.

The way in which the goals have arrived is also well distributed, 9 of the 25 goals came in normal plays, 4 came as the team completed a counterattack, while 6 goals were scored after a strategic play (2 corner-kicks, 2 throw-in plays and 2 penalties). Curiously Depor hasn’t scored yet in a free-kick. Finally, only four goals have been scored through a header.



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