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THE THIRD BEST DEFENSE IN 2012

05 Apr 2012
Deportivo is the third best defensive line in Spain during 2012; Oltra’s team has only allowed eight goals in the first three months of the year, mark only surpassed by Segunda División B clubs Cádiz CF and UE Llagostera.

Some things don’t change; one of them is the solidity of Deportivo at defense, something that was clear even last year, just when the Galicians suffered their first relegation in two decades. On the current Segunda tournament Depor is the fourth best defensive line with 30 goals allowed, just behind RC Celta (28), Real Valladolid (28) and Córdoba CF (28).

But the true is that Depor had a slow start allowing 20 goals in the first 14 matchdays, everything changed since then as Depor only suffered two losses and never allowing more than one goal per match. For this reason Oltra’s team has only leaked eight goals in the 13 matchdays disputed in 2012.

So, in this particular department, Depor is also the leader, RC Celta is second with nine goals allowed and Real Valladolid is third with ten. Comparing the marks to the first three professional divisions in Spain in turns that Depor is the third best defense in Spain during 2012, even giant clubs Real Madrid (10) and FC Barcelona (12) have allowed more goals.

Only Segunda B clubs Cádiz CF (3) and UD Llagostera (6) have allowed a lesser number of goals compared to Deportivo. Andalusian club Cádiz is making a great season leading group 4 at Segunda B; they have only lost twice on the season and have played 15 matchdays in 2012, clinching the amazing number of twelve clean sheets in the period.

Meanwhile, Catalan club Unió Esportiva Llagostera is the second place at group 3; they lost two straight games at the end of January allowing three goals, but since then the Girona-based club has been undefeated only allowing four goals in ten matches.

Together with Deportivo, there are other two clubs with the mark of eight goals leaked in 2012; the first is Primera club Atletico Madrid, side that under the command of ‘Cholo’ Simeone have only suffered three losses in thirteen matches during 2012. The other is Segunda B club CD Mirandés, side that amazed everyone reaching the semifinals in Copa Del Rey and that leads group 2 only suffering two defeats in the whole season, actually the club from Burgos is the first team already qualified for the promotion playoffs on this season.

The best defenses at Primera, Segunda and Segunda B during 2012: 

Club

League

GA

Cádiz

Segunda B

3

Llagostera

Segunda B

6

Deportivo

Segunda

8

Atletico

Primera

8

Mirándes

Segunda B

8

Celta

Segunda

9

Valladolid

Segunda

10

Real Madrid

Primera

10

Lugo

Segunda B

10

Córdoba

Segunda

12

Barcelona

Primera

12

Sevillla

Primera

12

Tenerife

Segunda B

12

Albacete

Segunda B

12

Amorebieta

Segunda B

12

Huracan Valencia

Segunda B

12

Lucena

Segunda B

13

Linense

Segunda B

13

 

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