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PROBLEMS AT THE GOAL

05 Apr 2016
Lux will probably miss the last part of the season after suffering a knee injury in the game against RC Celta, with Fabricio out too the only keepers available are Manu and Pletikosa.

Big problems at the goal of Deportivo, German Lux had to be early replaced in the derby visiting RC Celta due to a knee issue.  The latest scans revealed that the Argentine goalie suffered a medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear on his left knee. He won’t need surgery, but it’s highly probable that he won’t return on this season.

The club didn’t fix a deadline for his return, but taking in mind that he will need at least one month to complete the healing process with the physiotherapist (Pablo López), it’s unlikely that he will be available for the last seven games as the season ends on May 15 (a month and a half left).

It means that the two goalkeepers that started the pre-season with Deportivo are now out of action. Fabricio Agosto hasn’t played any game after complications in his knee injury suffered in the last pre-season friendly, which forced a surgery at the middle of the campaign.

Therefore, coach Víctor will have to spend the last seven games with Manu Fernández and Stipe Pletikosa as the keepers of the first team. Manu arrived two weeks before the closure of the summer market as a contention plan, while Pletikosa was the only winter signed made by the club as the second contention plan after the Canarian was operated.

There are big question marks surrounding the performance of both goalkeepers, Manu was fine the minutes he played against RC Celta, but he committed a big mistake that cost one of the goals in the 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano (February 2), while Croatian Pletikosa didn’t have a good debut allowing four goals in the game defeat at Athletic Club (4-1, March 02).

Neither things are fine at the goal of Deportivo B, David Gómez isn’t living a good moment after committing some errors and coach Manu Mosquera decided to bench him, for now the starter is Anxo Perez, who has also committed errors but that’s settling in the position of starter. One of them will be picked by Víctor for the away games as he likes to travel with three goalkeepers.

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