Numancia 0 – 1 DeportivoBy: Paddy | March 2nd, 2009
I must apologise to my legions of loyal fans as I was swamped with college work over the past two weeks and didnt get a chance to post. Not that there was much to write home about as we were hammered out of the UEFA Cup by Aalborg, which is quite depressing really, but managed to pick up a point against Valencia which wasnt too bad.
Anyways we travelled to Soria yesterday to take on Numancia and walked away with all three points after Juan Rodriguez scored in the 76th minute to maintain the push for European football next season and push Numancia closer to the Primera Liga trapdoor.
Deportivo created all the major chances in the match but had to weather a mini-onslaught from the Numancians after half time but when Rodriguez slotted home Angel Lafita’s pin point pass the result was never really in doubt
However it was not all good news as both Ze Castro and Antonio Tomas picked up injuries.
Miguel Lotina said after the match:
“The team did not play well today. We lacked fluidity all over the pitch, and we won the match doing very little.”
Which is often times a good thing. Anyways the result leaves Depor in 8th place in the table, but level on points with 3 other teams and only 3 points away from the Champions League places. It really is going down to the wire between a number of teams for that last prestigious place
And Angel Lafita is Depor’s player of the season thus far. No question
Depor Fact of the Day: Luis Felipe has called getting onto goal.com’s La Liga Team of the Week as the crowning achievement of his career.
He went on to say that any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
And bygod isnt he right?