2 points droppedBy: Paddy | February 10th, 2009
As opposed to one gained.
Thats the feeling one gets in their stomach after Depor drew 1-1 with Mallorca on Sunday afternoon.
Joan Verdu scored an equaliser from the penalty spot 14 minutes from time to earn h a 1-1 draw and deny 10-man Real Mallorca the chance to move off the foot of the Primera Liga table.
The hosts looked set to grab three vital points in their fight for survival when Aritz Aduriz headed them into a 56th-minute lead.
Depor will be disappointed with the draw as their hopes of qualifying for Europe continue to fade after managing just four points from their past five games.
On the back of that poor run we have dropped to eighth, three points behind fourth-placed Valencia who have a game in hand.
One would have expected Depor to win this game comfortably given the two teams league positions, but it was the islanders who bossed proceedings and were unfornunate not to gain all three points.
Manager Miguel Angel Lotina was particularly irritated with his team’s inability to pick up all three points, and he told journalists at the press conference, “In the first half, we were very cold, we had possession in deep areas but we could not create anything.
“We spoke at half-time about how we could improve but instead we let Mallorca get ahead of us.”
He also remarked that he did not see the penalty decision from his dugout which was dubious enough, to say the least.
This match also marked Juan Valerons 300th La Liga game, so congratulations to him.
Strange but True Depor Fact of the Day: Mr. T pities the fool. Riki rips the fool’s head off.