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LOTINA VS. PELLEGRINI

LOTINA VS. PELLEGRINI

16 May 2008
Lotina searches his first victory against Pellegrini. Depor’s coach hasn’t been able to defeat Villarreal’s boss after seven confrontations in la liga. The Basque commented before the game the reasons why Deportivo’s players are wishing to play in Europe, while he also commented about the rumours linking Omar Bravo with the Galician club.

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PREVIEW: DEPORTIVO - VILLARREAL (LIGA, SUNDAY 21h00)

PREVIEW: DEPORTIVO - VILLARREAL (LIGA, SUNDAY 21h00)

15 May 2008
Two of the most in-form clubs in la liga are colliding at the Riazor. Villarreal is now the team that has collected the biggest number of points during the second round, and it's travelling to La Coru?±a with the intention of celebrating its historic second place with a new victory. Meanwhile, Lotina's Deportivo searches for a positive result in order to secure the Intertoto spot. The novelty is the return of Lafita and the presence of Guardado on the bench.

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LOTINA THINKS OF VILLARREAL

LOTINA THINKS OF VILLARREAL

14 May 2008
The squad started to prepare the game against Villarreal during Wednesday's morning. The main novelties were the absences of Verd??, Guardado, Wilhelmsson, Aouate, Filipe, Coloccini and Xisco. After the session ended, Lotina talked with reporters about the present of his team.

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SEARCHING FOR AN HISTORIC QUALIFICATION

SEARCHING FOR AN HISTORIC QUALIFICATION

13 May 2008
If Deportivo is able to clinch the Intertoto spot on Sunday, Lotina's team will make history. Because it will become the first club in Spain to play a European competition after ending the first round in relegation. There are some precedents in la liga about big comebacks, but nobody has reached an Europe tournament after been in the drop zone at the end of the first round.

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MATCHDAY 37: INTERTOTO IS NOW THE ONLY WINDOW TO EUROPE

MATCHDAY 37: INTERTOTO IS NOW THE ONLY WINDOW TO EUROPE

13 May 2008
The defeat at the Vicente Calder??n has left Deportivo with the Intertoto as the only window in order to play in Europe during next season. Something that could be achieved with a draw in the last game of the season. Matchday 37 also meant a UEFA spot for Sevilla, while it left the fight for the permanence between four clubs: Valladolid, Recreativo, Osasuna and Zaragoza.

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WHAT THE PAPERS WROTE: ATLETICO MADRID VS DEPORTIVO

WHAT THE PAPERS WROTE: ATLETICO MADRID VS DEPORTIVO

12 May 2008
The media in Spain praised the performance of Deportivo at the Vicente Calder??n, although the more emphasised thing was the return of Atl?©tico Madrid to the biggest competition in Europe. The papers in Galicia appointed the strategy implemented by Lotina was useful in order to control the game, but not to create enough chances in attack.

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REVIEW: ATLETICO MADRID B 0 - FABRIL 2 (SEGUNDA B)

REVIEW: ATLETICO MADRID B 0 - FABRIL 2 (SEGUNDA B)

11 May 2008
Important victory for Deportivo B in Madrid. It was also a perfect game for Depor's youngsters, because the two strikers in the formation scored a goal at the beginning of both halfs, while Manu achieved the first clean sheet of the second round after he stopped a penalty during the stoppage time. Now Fabril only needs a win in the last game in order to clinch a spot for the playoffs to Segunda Divisi??n.

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REACTIONS TO THE DEFEAT IN LIGA

REACTIONS TO THE DEFEAT IN LIGA

11 May 2008
The general sensation was that Deportivo deserved at least a draw in the game. Lotina was happy with the defensive work although he emphasised the lack of opportunities to score. Meanwhile players like Lafita even appointed that Atl?©tico Madrid was lucky enough to score the goal before half-time.

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THINKING OF ATLETICO

THINKING OF ATLETICO

09 May 2008
The main news at Deportivo is that Xisco will probably return to the starting eleven after resting for the clash against Levante. Meanwhile Valer??n has been discarded for the match at the Vicente Calder??n due to a muscular problem. At Atl?©tico Madrid, Perea is suspended while Simao might return to the starting eleven after surpassing an injury.

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