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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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LOTINA VS. AGUIRRE

LOTINA VS. AGUIRRE

09 May 2008
It's the eleventh confrontation between Lotina and Javier Aguirre in la liga. Both coaches revealed their strategy for the match. Lotina explained why he's playing with Juan Rodr?­guez in the starting squad, while Aguirre confessed that Simao won't be a starter.

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PREVIEW: ATLETICO MADRID - DEPORTIVO (LIGA, SUNDAY 21h00)

PREVIEW: ATLETICO MADRID - DEPORTIVO (LIGA, SUNDAY 21h00)

09 May 2008
Deportivo tries to secure the Intertoto spot and at the same time, to increase its chances for a direct qualification to the UEFA. Lotina is trusting in the return of Xisco, while Juan Rodr?­guez is replacing Lafita. Meanwhile, Atl?©tico Madrid searches to secure the last Champions League place. Javier Aguirre is trusting in his deadly duo: Forl??n-Aguero.

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REVIEW: ATLETICO MADRID 1 - DEPORTIVO 0 (LIGA)

REVIEW: ATLETICO MADRID 1 - DEPORTIVO 0 (LIGA)

09 May 2008
An unlucky Deportivo wasn't able to bring something positive from Madrid. Lotina's defensive scheme was useful to stop the offensive power of the locals, but a last-minute goal in the first half ended the hopes of the Galicians. Later, in the second half, Lotina lasted to much to make the changes and although Lafita and Riki had their opportunities, the score didn't change. Now the only window for Depor in order to play in Europe is the Intertoto.

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WHAT THE PAPERS WROTE : DEPORTIVO VS LEVANTE

WHAT THE PAPERS WROTE : DEPORTIVO VS LEVANTE

08 May 2008
The game at the Riazor seemed to be a story from a comic book. It had its heroes (Valeron and Riki), a villain (Bodipo), a victim (Levante's players) and even an unprecedented protest by the visitors when the game was starting. Precisely, it was the main fact calling the attention of the papers .

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