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REVIEW: DEPORTIVO 1 - GETAFE 0 (LA LIGA)

31 Oct 2005
Deportivo achieved their second consecutive win at home after they defeated Getafe with a narrow 1-0 score. The goal was scored by Diego Trist??n in the first half. The Galicians controlled the play over the field and had enough chances to increase the difference; however, Depor had to suffer in order to maintain the lead in the last minutes of the game, specially in a shot that Pach??n sent into the post.

BEFORE THE GAME
As was expected Caparr??s continued with the same lineup that played against Real Madrid. The only modification was the presence of Sergio in midfield replacing Scaloni; meanwhile, Riki and Guiza were selected in order to command the offensive efforts of Getafe.

FIRST HALF
Deportivo started the game with the intention of taking an early lead, they controlled the ball in midfield, and suddenly Trist??n and Munits had the first chance to score, but the Cantabrian winger failed to capatilise on the situation when he was in front of the keeper.

The Galicians continued to create danger and finally they found a reward for their effort. Capdevila sent a cross from the left wing that Diego Trist??n headed at almost the far post. It's the fourth goal in the Sevillan striker’s tally in la liga. Depor's players continued to send crosses searching for the second goal; first it was Valer??n who assisted Coloccini and later; it was Munitis who found De Guzm??n in the area. In both plays the ball was sent off target.

Juan Carlos Valer??n was the director of the game always creating danger against Getafe. Also the velocity and the constant exchange of positions of De Guzm??n and Munitis were favourable factors for the Galicians. The reward should have arrived at the 40th minute when Diego Rivas fouled the Cantabrian winger when he was entering to the area trough the left wing. Referee Turienzo Alvarez didn't allow the penalty and the first half reached the end.

SECOND HALF
The last 45 minutes started with Deportivo in command of the play, a powerful shot of Valer??n and a cross made by Trist??n were the main opportunities of the Galicians, but keeper Luis Garc?a saved both occasion sending the ball out for a corner.

Getafe tried to react and they started to create danger against Depor. A cross from the right was deflected by De Guzm??n hitting the post. It was the first warning of the evening. The Madrilians took control of the actions and Deportivo was only waiting in order to create surprise with counterattacks.

The most dangerous situation occurred two minutes before to the end of the match, Molina became confused with Capdevila and the Valencian goalkeeper hit the Catalan defender with the ball allowing Pach??n to obtain it, later he surpassed Molina, but his final shot hit the crossbar just when Coloccini was the only man defending. With no more occasions on the pitch the game ended for the relief of the public at the Riazor.

AFTER THE GAME
With this victory Deportivo reaches 16 points in 10 games played. This still places Depor in mid-table, but the difference between Depor and with the leader Osasuna is only of five points; in fact, Depor is only one point away from the Champions League spots. The next liga encounter will occur on next Sunday at M??laga.

MATCH STATISTICS
Deportivo: Molina - Manuel Pablo, Coloccini, Juanma, Capdevila - De Guzm??n, Duscher, Scaloni (Sergio 65'), Munitis (Iv??n Carril 90') - Valer??n, Trist??n Castro (Rub?n 77').
Getafe: Luis Garc?a - Pulido, Belenguer, An?bal, Paredes - Redondo, Diego Rivas, Vivar Dorado (Cubillo 62'), Gavil??n (Craioveanu 79') - Riki, G??iza (Pach??n 79').
Goals: 1-0: (24') Trist??n.
Referee : Turienzo Alvarez. He showed yellow card to Coloccini (20'), Gavil??n (m.20'), G??iza (31'), Belenguer (32'), De Guzm??n (51'), Pulido (69') and Munitis (82').
Venue Riazor (18,000).

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