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02 Aug 2014
First month of official competition for the Deportivo of Víctor Fernández. In August the team will play the major part of the friendly matches scheduled for the pre-season plus the first two liga meetings.

Six friendly matches and the first two liga matchdays are waiting for Depor in August. The team is still under construction, but in three weeks it will be already competing in its most important competition of the present season.

Before it will play other six friendly games; starting today against Portuguese outfit SC Braga, it’s the last match that Depor will play outside of Spain on this campaign. At the middle of next week the team continues the preparation visiting Galician neighbor Racing de Ferrol.

Then it will be time for the Teresa Herrera, tournament that recovers the format of four clubs. Depor face Nacional de Montevideo in the semifinals and one day later it will play before either Sporting Gijón or Sporting CP.

One of the key moments on the pre-season is the Galician derby against RC Celta; this meeting has been organized by the Galician federation in favour of the base football. The pre-season ends with the visit to Segunda club SD Ponferradina.

The liga opener is visiting Granada CF, team now coached by ex-Depor Joaquín Caparrós. The Andalusians have played three friendly games so far, first they destroyed Almuñecar 77 (8-0), then defeated La Hoya (2-0) and later could only draw 2-2 against Albacete despite they were already winning 0-2 by minute 30. Caparrós has said that he isn’t happy with the current state of his men, but is aware that there’s enough time before debuting in liga.

The first liga meeting at the Riazor is against Rayo Vallecano, team that is still having Paco Jeméz as the head coach. They have played four games during the pre-season: 2-2 Vs. Alcalá; 2-1 Vs. Granada B; 3-1 Vs. Cartagena and 1-3 Vs. Real Murcia. As always, the Madrilenians are making a lot of signings, actually they are currently the Primera club with more arrivals (10), including their latest acquisition: Gaël Kakuta, who was loaned from Chelsea FC on this week.

The calendar of Depor in August:
02/Aug/2014: SC Braga Vs. Deportivo (Friendly)
05/Aug/2014: Racing de Ferrol Vs. Deportivo (Friendly)
09/Aug/2014: Deportivo Vs. Nacional de Montevideo (Teresa Herrera)
10/Aug/2014: Deportivo Vs. TBA (Teresa Herrera)
13/Aug/2014: Deportivo Vs. RC Celta (Friendly)
16/Aug/2014: SD Ponferradina Vs. Deportivo (Friendly)
23/Aug/2014: Granada CF Vs. Deportivo (matchday 01)
31/Aug/2014: Deportivo Vs. Rayo Vallecano (matchday 02)



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