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27 Mar 2013
Riki and Pizzi have participated in 20 of the 32 goals scored by Deportivo on this liga season, it wasn’t enough to avoid the current situation lived by the team, but surely their contribution is one of the main hopes to avoid relegation.

Deportivo is battling against time in order to avoid a new relegation to Segunda División; surely the defensive problems have corroded the hopes as the Galician outfit as leaked 59 goals, the highest number in decades, and the main resource to overcome this weakness is precisely the effectiveness showed in attack.

And the main demonstration of this effectiveness is represented by the duo Riki-Pizzi. Combined these two players have scored or assisted in 20 of the 32 goals scored by Deportivo on the Primera season, this means the 62.50% of the total.

Madrilenian Riki is completing his best ever campaign at Primera, scoring 11 goals and being the 7th best scorer at liga BBVA, while Portuguese Pizzi have netted seven goal plus provided six assists –he’s the second best assistor at the team, just behind Valerón (7)- Also, four of the goals scored by Riki were born from an assist made by Pizzi, which hints that both players understand each other on the field.

Among the clubs fighting for survival it’s possible to find a similar concentration of “power” in a few players, more precisely in a duo. At Real Zaragoza, Portuguese Helder Postiga and Apoño have scored or assisted in 19 of the 25 goals scored by Los Maños (76% of the total)

For CA Osasuna the explosive couple is composed by ex-Rayo man Emiliano Armenteros and striker Kike Sola, duo that has directly participated in 15 of the 23 goals scored on this season (65.22% of the total).

RC Celta is a special case as Iago Aspas have scored or assisted in 16 of the 27 goals scored by his team (59.26%), but he’ more like a “lone ranger” as there’s no one like him at the Galician outfit, and he’ll be highly missed in the next four games after been suspended for his header against Marchena.

RCD Mallorca is having a more unbalanced situation, because at the beginning of the tournament their assets for the goal were Tomer Hemed and Víctor Casadesús, while the current offensive leaders are Mexican Gio and Alejandro Alfaro. Still, there’s no combination hogging at least the 50% of the goals.

Finally, Granada CF is a very special case, because the offensive power is well-distributed among the full squad, so much that main weapon in attack is a defender: Brazilian Guillherme Siqueira, who’s the top-scorer at the Andalusian team with five goals in favour plus giving two assists.



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