Match report: Deportivo La Coruña 1-3 Real Madrid

Deportivo 1 3 Real Madrid Match Report

  • Date: 30/01/2010
  • Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor (A Coruña (La Coruña))
  • Attendance: 34.600
  • Referee: Miguel Ayza
  • Assistants: José Silva, Miguel Martínez
  • Fourth official: Pablo Julián Espiñeira Pello

Highlights Video Deportivo vs Real Madrid:

Real Madrid recorded their first victory at Deportivo La Coruna in almost two decades to keep the pressure on Primera Division pace-setters Barcelona. Real had not won at the Riazor since the 1991-92 season and had been defeated in their last six visits.

It took Real Madrid, which was the dominating team throughout the game, only 13 minutes to make it 1:0. Granero headed the ball past Deportivo goalkeeper Aranzubía.

Only minutes before halftime it was Karim Benzema who made it 2:0 after a superb assist from Guti.

For the most part the second half was not as exciting as the first one. The game heated up again after Riki scored from the penalty spot to make it 2:1 in the 86. minute.

While the hopes from the Deportivo supporters grew to get at least one point out of this game Karim Benzema scored his second goal of the day. 

Man-of-the-match: Karim Benzema

Lineups:

Deportivo La Coruna: Aranzubia, Manuel Pablo, Lopo, D. Colotto, Laure, Juan Rodríguez, Valerón (Ivan Perez, 55.), Antonio Tomás, Pablo Álvarez (Riki, 75.), Juca (Rodolfo Bodipo, 84.), Adrián

Coach: Lotina

Real Madrid: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Albiol, Arbeloa, Marcelo, Kaká, Xabi Alonso, Guti, Granero, Raúl (R. Drenthe, 79.), K. Benzema

Coach: Manuel Pellegrini

Miguel Pardeza: “Mourinho Is A Very Methodical And Intelligent Coach”

Pardeza Real MadridIn an interview with sports daily Marca, Real Madrid chief Miguel Pardeza discussed the club’s new signings, coach Jose Mourinho and the team’s goals for the new season.

Pardeza said: “This is a Real Madrid we are very proud of. Our play is now varied and rich with more imagination, and that will improve our performances on the pitch.”

“We have what we need to get the success we all want.”

“We had to pick young talented players who provide imagination and creativity, and we found Özil, Canales and Pedro Leon to be the best options.”

“With Khedira we have signed an engine which keeps on working for the full 90 minutes of the match.”

“The first thing Mourinho said when he met with the reserve team players was ‘we’re going to keep an eye on you.’”

“He is a very methodical, intelligent, and intuitive coach, with a great sense of leadership.”

“We have a great squad and a very special technical staff absolutely committed to the objectives of the club.”

“This club lives to win. Winning is the only thing that means to us. We simply exist to win.”