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18 Feb 2015
Pictures from the more than one hundred confrontations in liga and Copa Del Rey between Deportivo and RC Celta. Memories from the biggest confrontation between the two biggest clubs in Galicia.

More than one hundred confrontations in liga, ten in Copa Del Rey, several meetings for the Galician championship, a confrontation in the Teresa Herrera tournament and several friendly matches; this is the balance of the meeting between Deportivo and RC Celta, the two biggest clubs in Galicia.

There are a lot of memories and feelings after so many matches, some are pretty good for Deportivo, while others don’t. A lot can be written about these meetings, but the best way to recall these memories is through photos.

The following is a small recap of the Galician derbies played since 1932; to mention that the major part of the pictures belong to the collection of newspaper La Voz de Galicia.

Fans at Balaídos waiting for the derby in the1940’s

February 19, 1941: the first derby played in liga: 2-1 win for RC Celta at Balaídos

Depor’s Martin Rodriguez misses a goal in a derby played at the Riazor (1-1, 13/Nov/1949)

Depor’s lineup before crushing Celta in the derby of 1932 (5-0 at the old Riazor, Segunda División)

The derby of the permanence: April 05, 1970. Celta defeated Depor 0-1 at the Riazor and sent them to Segunda

Depor’s lineup at Balaídos before losing against Celta (0-1, Segunda División 1977/78)

Depor’s facing Celta in Copa Del Rey (1980, Celta passed the round with an aggregate of 8-6)

A derby at Segunda: 0-0 at Balaidos (season 90/91, at the top the captains before the kick-off, in the middle Fran runs with the ball, below a young Lendoiro with Celta’s president and Manuel Fraga)

Vicene (Celta), Djukic and Liaño (1993)

Patxi Salinas (Celta) Vs. Naybet (1997)

Renaldo was a big disappointment, but he scored a goal in his only derby (2-2 at the Riazor, Feb 09, 1997)

Víctor Fernández coached Celta between 1998 and 2002. In the picture before a derby with Irureta

The famous blow of Djalminha to Mostovoi (December 18, 1999)

The goal of Turu Flores in the victory at the Riazor (1-0, Dec 18, 1999)

Turu Flores celebrates the equalizer at Balaídos, but later Depor lost the match (1-2, April 30, 2000)

The saddest derby: Manuel Pablo suffers his serious injury after a challenge of Giovanella (season 2001/02)

Classic picture from a derby in 2001

Jabo Irureta and Lotina before Depor’s 0-3 loss at Balaídos (season 2002/03)

Juanfran Vs. Scaloni; Depor lost 0-3 at Balaidos (May 24, 2003)

Víctor scored a hat-trick in a derby (0-5 at Balaídos, Jan 03, 2004)

Capdevila scores the third goal at Balaidos (December 17, 2005)

The last win of Celta at the Riazor: 0-1 (season 2006/07)

Pinto, former captain of Celta, and Taborda (Riazor, November 19, 2006)

Juan Dominguez and Bruno Gama celebrating Riki’s goal in the 2-3 win at Balaídos (April 15, 2012)

Iago Aspas leaving the pitch after been sent off at the Riazor. 3-1 win for Depor (March 15, 2013)

Sergio stopping the last-minute penalty of Medunjanin to claim a 2-1 win in the first round




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