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03 Apr 2013
The victory in Majorca means fresh air for a Deportivo that begin to believe that the permanence is feasible and not a dream; it’s also helpful to break a triple negative stat that has been tormenting Deportivo throughout this season.

Very important victory for Deportivo at the Iberostar stadium, the 2-3 success is allowing the Galicians to see things with a more optimistic view, though a lot of work still to be done as they remain as the bottom club of la liga now lying four points below the safety.

But the win is allowing Deportivo to break a triple spell that was already a burden for the Galicians; the first is that the Blanquiazul outfit broke a negative mark of almost 27 months without an away victory at Primera División, in other words 24 straight away meetings without adding the three points, which is the largest drought since the 1960’s (25 between 1963 & 1966). The previous away success was a 1-2 win visiting Athletic Bilbao (Jan 2, 2011).

The second was that Deportivo clinched back-to-back wins for the first time on this liga campaign, now RC Celta is the only Primera outfit that still missing straight victories at the elite of Spanish football. The last time Depor had clinched consecutive victories at Primera was between matchdays 09 & 10 of the season 2010/11 as Lotina’s Deportivo defeated RCD Espanyol (3-0) and Levante UD (2-1).

The last spell that was broke is a little longer: to achieve a victory after been down in the scoresheet and playing on the road. And it’s that the last time Depor came back in the score playing away from home took place almost six years ago. It was for the last matchday of the season 2006/07 as RCD Espanyol claimed a 1-0 lead before Caparrós´ Depor, but the goals of Iago Iglesias, Sergio and Riki secured a 3-1 win for the Galicians (Jun 17, 2007).

A final stat that’s negative: The two goals leaked at the Iberostar stadium are taking the global mark of goals allowed on this season to 61. It’s the largest one in the rich history of Deportivo since the 61 goals allowed on the Primera season 1956/57, one season before the Galicians had allowed 80 goals in 30 matches, their worst mark ever; curiously they didn’t suffer the relegation on that opportunity.



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