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04 Dec 2013
Ten clean sheets in sixteen liga matches; the defensive work of Deportivo is the main strength of the team and it helps to explain the good moment in liga. Only twice the team allowed two goals in a single game.

After sixteen matchdays at Liga Adelante 2013/14 Deportivo have clinched ten clean sheets; it’s a very revealing stat as it demonstrates that the defense is the key holding on the good moment lived by the team; after all the Galicians are the best defense in the league with only eight goals allowed so far.

On the previous season played by Depor at Segunda (2011/12) the team clinched 13 clean sheets in 42 matchdays and now, without reaching the midpoint in the Segunda tournament yet, the team coached by Fernando Vázquez is about to reach that number.

The true is that the last participations of Deportivo at Segunda División have been characterized by a large number of clean sheets; during the 1980’s the last three participations of Depor in the league witnessed how the Galicians practically clinched one clean sheet every two games: 18 (1990/91); 15 (1989/90) and 15 (1988/89)  -38 matches in each season-

But the record at the club occurred with the team playing at Primera División, it was during the years of the Super Depor as Arsenio Iglesias’ team clinched the astonishing number of 26 clean sheets in 38 Primera matches during the campaign 1993/94, number that was increased to 29 clean sheets including the games in the other competitions (1 in 2 games in Copa & 2 in 6 games in the UEFA Cup)

In this sense it isn’t strange to see the club breaking marks during this season, like the number of minutes without leaking goals. At the end of October German Lux spent 459 minutes without allowing a goal in liga, which turns to be the 8th best mark in the history of the club and the highest since the season 1994/95 (Francisco Liaño, 676). Currently the Argentine keeper is dragging a mark of 223 minutes without allowing a goal.

Beyond the marks, the best part is that Deportivo have shown a consistent image throughout the season, always looking solid at the back zone, even in the defeats, after all only twice the team allowed two goals in one single game: 0-2 at Sporting Gijón (matchday 5) and 0-2 at CD Tenerife (matchday 11).



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