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26 Feb 2014
On this Segunda season Deportivo have scored five goals when the regular time was over; it’s the highest number among the clubs at Segunda. Four of those goals were useful to change the results of the games.

Deportivo have rescued the last two games in liga thanks to goals scored during the stoppage time. The Galicians are used to score at the end of the games, and it’s that 10 of the 29 goals scored by the team on this Segunda tournament (34% of the total) have been netted between minutes 76 and the stoppage time.

And five of those ten goals were scored when the regular time was already over. In this way Depor represent the Segunda outfit with more goals in favour during the stoppage time. It’s a curiosity taking in mind the Blanquiazul outfit is just the 16th best scorer in the league with 29 goals in favour.

The important thing is that four of those five goals were useful to change the result of the games and add five points. The first goal in added time occurred for the home clash against Real Zaragoza (1-1, Oct 20). Depor were losing 0-1 at the Riazor and Juan Culio was fouled at the edge of the area at minute 90. The Argentine man threw the free-kick releasing an impressive curved shot that hit the hand of visiting goalie Leo Franco, then it hit the crossbar and the back of the keeper, it wasn’t clear if the ball entered or not, but Borja Bastón was there to push the ball in from close range and rescue a point (90+1’).

A fortnight later Depor were hosting Real Madrid Castilla (2-0, Nov 03). The score was already 1-0 when substitute Luis Fernández scored the second goal at minute 90+1’. It was a counterattack lead by Núñez, he assisted Culio and then the Argentine man drilled the ball into the right side of the area, just into the path of Luis, who released a drilling shot that hit the body of the keeper and then ended at the top-right corner of the goal.

The third goal in added time occurred for the home meeting against CD Numancia (3-3, Dec 21). It was a crazy game that Depor were winning 2-1 at the end of the first half, but the result was already 2-3 by minute 90. And during the first minute of the added time Luis Fernández tied the actions after heading a cross from Culio.

Luis is an expert scoring goals during the stoppage time. In the photo he celebrates the equalizer against CD Numancia
And the last two goals in the added time were considered miracles that rescued three points for Depor. For the home game against Sporting Gijón (1-1, 16 Feb) the score was 0-1 by minute 90+4’. Depor had a terrible performance in the game and enjoyed a last corner-kick in favour. Luisinho released the cross from the left, despite the acrobatic attempt of Fabricio it was Toché who headed the ball in with Marchena close to touch it at the goal line.

Then another miraculous corner-kick during the visit to AD Alcorcón (2-1, Feb 23). The score was 1-1 and Depor earned a last corner-kick at minute 90+1’. Again Luisinho released the cross.  The ball was found by Núñez at the penalty spot and his header couldn’t be cleared by local goalie Dani Giménez, then Albert Lopo found the ball at the far post and he just had to push it in with a new header.

Depor never lost a game on this season after scoring during the stoppage time, however there was an opportunity in which the Galicians scored at minute 90 and lost the match. It was during the visit to SD Eibar (1-2, Dec 15). Depor were losing 0-2 at minute 90 when Luis Fernández scored again.  Núñez released the cross from the left, Kaká tried to connect the ball at the near post, but he missed it and the Galician striker was coming from behind to score the goal from close range.

There are a few interesting things with these goals. Starting with the fact that Luis Fernández scored two of the five goals in added time, plus the one netted at minute 90. The Galician striker has scored five goals on the season, and three of them came at minute 90 or later. Also to notice that Juan Culio was involved in three of the five goals, in two of them he was the assistor. Finally, Luisinho doesn’t usually release the corner-kicks, normally the job has been for Culio, Salomão or lately for Rabello, but it turns out that the two corners that he threw during the stoppage time ended in goals for Deportivo.



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