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PLAYER OF APRIL: JUAN DOMINGUEZ

08 May 2013
Third time that Juan Dominguez is named the player of the month at Deportivo; the Galician midfielder is now a fixed starter and was in the list of the best players during the four matches disputed in the month, twice he was the most voted man.

For the first time on the season Deportivo spent a full month without been defeated. The positive streak continued and now stretches to seven games and significantly, the leaders within the squad are beginning to make their mark on the pitch. The ex-diamond of Fabril, Juan Dominguez, shines brightest of all.

Deportivo continued to add points in March to supplement the vital victories against RC Celta and RCD Mallorca at the end of March. 8 of 12 points were added during the month, with 9 goals scored and 4 conceded. Victories over Real Zaragoza (3v2 on Matchday 30) and Levante UD (0v4 on Matchday 31) were followed up by draws against Athletic Bilbao at the Riazor (1v1 Matchday 32) and away to Real Betis (1v1 Matchday 33).

No player had a better month than midfielder, Juan Dominguez, who added an amazing 20 points in the 4 games, including back-to-back Man of the Match (MOM) performance against Athletic Bilbao and Real Betis. He also stood out as one of the best players in the great away win to UD Levante, where only his midfield partner and mentor, Juan Carlos Valerón, received more votes in the eyes of the Peña members. It’s an impressive comeback for the ex-Fabril star, who had to endure a long spell on the sidelines earlier in the season, time when he didn’t count for previous coaches Jose Luis Oltra or Domingos Paciência.

The voting by the members calls attention to the important contribution of some senior players in the squad. Juan Carlos Valerón’s status in the group is unquestioned and he continues to deliver on the field, even though his third place in the April list of point scorers is due solely to his MOM performance against Levante UD.

Abel Aguilar (2nd place in April) continues to be a reference at midfield sector, while Manuel Pablo and Daniel Aranzubia are doing everything they can to hold a shaky defence together, following the huge blow of losing Carlos Marchena. At the same time Bruno Gama has also started to turn his season around and scored in three successive matchdays (Zaragoza, Levante & Athletic). It’s fair to say that the leaders in the team are finally stepping forward and leading by example.

Ratings on the month:

Vs Zaragoza - Matchday 30 (06/04/13) 
1st Marchena - 7 points
2nd Aguilar - 5 points
3rd Pizzi - 3 points
4th Juan Dominguez - 1 point
PV: Silvio, Gama, Riki
NV: Aythami, Manuel Pablo
Collective Note: 2 (Medium) 

Vs Levante - Matchday 31 (13/04/13) 
1st Valeron - 9 points
2nd Juan Dominguez - 7 points
3rd Bruno Gama - 5 points
4th Manuel Pablo - 3 points
5th Pizzi - 1 point
PV: Oliveira, Aythami, Aranzubia
Collective Note: 3 (Excellent) 

Vs Athletic - Matchday 32 (21/04/13) 
1st Juan Dominguez - 5 points
2nd Manuel Pablo - 3 points
3rd Aranzubia - 1 points
PV: Bruno Gama
NV: Aythami, Alex
Collective Note: 1 (low)

Vs. Real Betis - Matchday 33 (29/04/13) 
1st Juan Dominguez - 7points
2nd Abel Aguilar - 5 points
3rd Manuel Pablo - 3 points
4th Bruno Gama - 1 point
PV: Riki
NV: Kaká
Collective Note: 2 (Medium) 

Overall: In the overall standings, Valerón leads Abel Aguilar by four points and Pizzi is a further five points behind in third place. Juan Dominguez, meanwhile, jumps from the 14th to the 9th place at the standings. In the top 5 places, Álex Bergantiños is the big loser due to his lack of playing minutes in April.

1st Valeron 59pts
2nd Aguilar 55pts
3rd Pizzi 50pts
4th Riki 46pts 
5th Alex 42pts
6th Bruno Gama 41pts
7th Marchena 33pts
8th Aranzubia 31pts
9th Juan Dominguez 27pts
10th Laure 15pts
11th Lux 12pts
12th Insua 9pts
12th Manuel Pablo 9pts
14th Thiago Pinto 7pts
15th Salomao 5pts
15th Assuncao 5pts
17th Bodipo 4pts
17th Santos 4pts
17th Ayoze 4pts
17th Oliveira 4pts
21st Camunas 3pts
21st Silvio 3pts
23rd Roderick 2pts
24th Aythami 1pts
24th Vasquez 1pt
26th Kaka 0pt
27th Ze Castro -2pts
27th Evaldo -2pts

* Player of the month - season 2012/13

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