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26 Apr 2013
Bruno Gama is living his best moment on the season after a grey start in liga, which has been translated into three straight matchdays scoring a goal. He’s just the 7th man in this century that does the same playing for Deportivo.

Portuguese Bruno Gama was considered to be the best signing of the season 2011/12 by RCDLC.com peña members; he was an important resource to clinch the promotion back to Primera División, but his debut at Liga BBVA was grey, unsure and hesitant, only shining for the visit to Valencia CF (3-3, matchday 02) and the home meeting against RCD Mallorca (1-0, matchday 10).

Many fans even thought that he should be benched as he wasn’t matching the expectations, but the player grew up at the same time that Deportivo got the current positive streak that’s taking the Blanquiazul out from the drop zone.

And it’s that the Vila Verde-born player has been important within the last three games, scoring three goals plus providing one assist. During the week he talked about his current form, ”To score goals means to be confident, to be stronger and it pushes you to assume more risks. In the last game I thought in attempting from long-distance, sometimes it works out, while in others the ball goes wide, but this time it was right. I spent a while without scoring and now scored three in a row, there’s no explanation. Football has these things.”

Gama is now the 7th player of Deportivo that during this century scores a goal in at least three straight Primera matchdays. The last man that did this at the Galician club was Rodolfo Bodipo (2008-09). At the time the Equatoguinean striker netted three goals between matchdays 16 & 18 of the Primera Tournament.

And before him it was Ángel Lafita, who also scored three straight goals though it was one season before (between matchdays 25 & 27). Albert Luque and Diego Tristán also chained a rally of three straight goals, and their case both former players did it twice; the Catalan on the season 2003/04 & 2004/05, while the Andalusian did twice on the campaign 2005/06.

The “champions” on this department are Roy Makaay and Walter Pandiani; the Dutch clinched three rallies of four straight matchdays scoring a goal, plus a streak of six straight Primera games netting goals, which took place on the season 2002/03.

In the case of Uruguayan Pandiani, he clinched twice a rally of six straight Primera matches scoring goals, the most important one took place at the beginning of the 2003/04 campaign, because he also scored in two straight Champions League matches, which meant that he scored a goal in eight straight official meetings playing for Deportivo, that’s an all-time record at the club.



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