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02 Jun 2015
Time to revisit the performance of Deportivo’s players during the league season that has ended. This third part presents the analysis of the four strikers that played for Deportivo during the campaign 2014/15.

One more time the strikers at Deportivo didn’t meet the expectations, at least at the moment of scoring the goals. The four attackers at the team only scored twelve goals in the league campaign. As a way of comparison other clubs that fought for the survival until the end had a decisive front man, like the case of Levante UD with David Barral (11) and Elche CF with Jonathas (14).

Deportivo’s strikers didn’t contribute with goals as it happened at the other clubs, so they have to do other things in order to help the team. The following is the summary of the performance by the four attackers that played with Depor during the Primera season.

Iván Cavaleiro –Surprise- (2,390 minutes on the season) The young player of the season according to the RCDLCc.com peña members. There were many doubts when this 21-year-old attacker was signed coming loaned from SL Benfica.  At the beginning it was thought that he was going to be the third striker at the team, but ended as the seventh man with more minutes on the season. Víctor Fernández decided to use him as a left winger and was the only man that played in the 19 games of the first round. He missed his first game until matchday 25 due to an injury. He scored three goals and provided three assists. The Portuguese was the most dangerous man at the beginning of the season and when Lucas was off, but lost brightness in the second round, to the point that Víctor Sánchez didn’t use him in 2 of the last 4 games.
RCDLC.com rating: 7.5

Toché –Secondary- (987) The Murcian was the only attacker at the team that was coming from the promotion campaign at Segunda, but he never found the way to use his role of “veteran” and gain a more protagonic role. And it’s that Toché was the player with more appearances coming from the bench (16). Only once he played the full 90 minutes in liga: 1-1 Vs. Córdoba CF (matchday 30). He scored five goals, the first four with Víctor Fernández on board, but never moved the Aragonian to give him a protagonic role. Things neither changed with Víctor Sánchez; he scored against Real Sociedad coming out form the bench, an important goal that meant the equalizer. But after been a starter against Atlético he only played 32 minutes within the last five games. It left the sense that he deserved more minutes of what he got.
RCDLC.com rating: 7.0

Oriol Riera –Misser- (1,513) Hard work, but too many misses in front of the goal. That’s the phrase that summarized the stage of the Catalan at Deportivo after arriving during the winter window. After debuting against Levante UD on matchday 18, he played in all the 19 matches of the second round (only Fabricio did the same). The style of Depor changed with him on board, because he helped a lot in the aerial game and to create secondary plays. The problem is that he failed too much inside the area, just to remember the incredible opportunity that he missed at the Riazor in the derby against RC Celta, goal that would have meant the equalizer (Depor lost 0-2 in the end). He managed to score foul goals, and only one meant a point for Depor (1-1 Vs. Malaga CF). He also brought an assist in the 2-2 draw visiting Real Sociedad.
RCDLC.com rating: 6.5

Hélder Postiga –Failure- (717). After all the noise with the failed signing of Mitroglou, the club moved quickly and hired this Portuguese veteran on deadline day. He arrived as a solution to find the goals, but the goals never came. The Portuguese even ended with a worst average of goals per minute than other failures like Sebastián Taborda, to make things worse he suffered several injuries that erased him from the map in the 2015 (only 47 minutes on the pitch since January). He scored a goal in Copa against Málaga CF and another in liga (against Getafe), but Depor lost both matches.
RCDLC.com rating: 5.0



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