Saturday May 4, 2013 Day 34 Estadio Riazor

Deportivo La Coruña v Atlético Madrid

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  1. Spanish Liga - Atletico Madrid denied by resilient Deportivo

    Spanish Liga - Atletico Madrid denied by resilient Deportivo

    Atletico Madrid came away with a hard-fought point from the Estadio Riazor following a 0-0 draw against Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga. More

  • Live Commentary

    • 90+4 FULL TIME: Claims for a last minute Depor penalty. Nothing doing there though as the shot from Evaldo hit the face of Juanfran and goes out for a corner. That’s it though. Full-time. Just about a fair result.
    • 90+3 Last corner for the visitors and they play it short but the hosts clear.
    • 90+2 Three minutes of added time.
    • 90+1 That call could have huge ramifications in the relegation run in, and, to me, it looked a good goal.
    • 90' One last chance for Atleti as Turan again swings the ball in but Oliveira rises to clear.
    • 89' Huge call, huge call. A Turan cross-cum-shot from the left goes all the way into the far side of the goal and in with no one getting a touch but the flag is up. Dubious.
    • 87' Valeron is off, to a rapturous ovation, for Santos.
    • 86' Miranda fouls Oliveira to relieve some of the pressure.
    • 85' Can either of these sides find the winner? Would be desperately harsh on Depor to lose but their legs appear to have gone so it is a case of holding out for the draw now.
    • 84' The delivery from the corner is not up to the required standard and it is again cleared.
    • 83' Torres has given the visitors a spark since coming on and he dashes forward before he finds Felipe who clips a dinked cross in but it is headed clear for a corner.
    • 82' Níguez for Adrián.
    • 81' What an effort. Best effort of the game by far – Gabi receives the ball 30 yards out left of centre but his effort comes back off the bar with Aranzubia beaten. What an effort.
    • 80' Ten minutes to go here for Depor to hold on for the point.
    • 79' Valerón looks wide for Evaldo and he resists the urge to shoot and the ball is worked wide but Bergantiños picks a poor pass and the move breaks down.
    • 77' Rikki off for Oliveira.
    • 75' Depor are beginning to struggle here now – their intensity has dropped. And there is more space for Atleti in midfield. With little pressure on the ball it is clipped over the top but Adrian went too soon.
    • 74' Falcao with a late challenge as his frustrations get the better of him.
    • 73' Substitution apiece. Torres Munoz for García for the visitors while the hosts introduce Evaldo for Camuñas.
    • 71' Falcao finally gets some space inside the box but his touch lets him down and Aythami manages to hack clear. To be fair, it was a difficult take but the Colombian usually makes the difficult look easy.
    • 70' Turan takes over corner duties but it is cleared easily enough.
    • 69' Adrián springs the offside trap and he throws a step over or two before looking to sneak one in near post but it is blocked for the corner.
    • 68' Depor continue to do well to stifle Falcao – they have managed to restrict Atleti from getting in decent crossing positions and he has only had two half chances.
    • 67' Valerón looks for Bergantiños in the corner but Juanfran comes all the way across to clear for the corner.
    • 66' And Turan returns for Atleti – on for Rodríguez.
    • 65' Turan is being readied to come on.
    • 64' The corner is poorly delivered and, thus, easily cleared.
    • 63' Bruno Gama goes down under the challenge of Gabi on the edge and that’s another free-kick in a dangerous area. Bruno Gama's free-kick comes off the wall for a corner.
    • 62' Gabi looks to deliver to the far post but it drops over the bar without ever looking like a threatening delivery.
    • 61' Adrián finds Filipe, who crosses but it is charged down and out for a corner.
    • 60' The hour is upon us and there hasn’t been one clear cut opportunity to speak of as of yet.
    • 59' Valerón swings it in and while it does strike the arm of Filipe that would be an incredibly harsh decision to give a penalty despite the protests of the Riazor.
    • 57' Free-kick in a decent spot for the home side – the ball in behind Juanfran came off the defender's hand but he knew nothing about it. A tad harsh.
    • 56' Valerón rolls back the years there as he manages to evade the challenges of three separate Atleti players before setting another attack in motion.
    • 55' Riki is found in space down the right but as he tries to come back inside he is easily tackled. Should take that on his right foot there as he had the run on the defender.
    • 53' Depor have been set up really well by Fernando Vázquez, and Atleti lose patience and go long for Falcao but it is easily cut out.
    • 51' Aythami is found from a free-kick from Domínguez and he really should have done a lot, lot better than the header that loops wide.
    • 50' Adrián slips the ball to Falcao, who holds the defender off manfully but with the angle against him he fires a shot into the side-netting.
    • 48' García finds Juanfran with a decent switch but when Juanfran fires the ball back to García, his next pass is over-hit.
    • 47' No changes at the interval from either side.
    • 46' And we're back underway.
    • 45' And that's it from the first-half as there is no added time.
    • 44' It has been tough and competitive out there but it looks like they will go to the break level.
    • 42' Godín collects a yellow for a push on Riki.
    • 41' Adrián skips past Pablo down the left and while Falcao manages to get his head to the ball it bounces down and over the bar.
    • 40' Bruno Gama leads a charge forward and he is certainly hauled back but the referee again elects not to blow up and he is far from popular at the Riazor.
    • 39' Atleti move the ball to Falcao on the edge and his shot, while well-struck, is always rising and is over.
    • 38' Bergantiños challenges Rodríguez on the edge as he epitomises the work ethic of the home side – they are playing with great intensity.
    • 37' Depor retain a great shape as Atleti move the ball at pace in front of them until they find Juanfran in space and he crosses but Aythami meets it to clear.
    • 36' Adrián finds Falcao in space in behind but Bruno Gama follows him all the way to intervene. Great play.
    • 35' Falcao breaks in behind but over-runs the ball and that’s a goal kick.
    • 33' In the referee’s defence he looked for some assistance in that penalty decision but none was forthcoming from his colleague on the touchline.
    • 32' Depor play the ball nicely along their back four before springing forward at pace. Bruno Gama skips past Miranda and he takes him out. That is a penalty but the referee fails to give it.
    • 30' Depor have a corner but the delivery from Valeron, surprisingly, is poor.
    • 29' Juanfran digs out a cross to the far post and Miranda, still up for the corner, gets the ball caught under his feet and the chance is gone. That was gilt-edged.
    • 28' The corner is wasted, though.
    • 27' García has the ball down the right but his attempted cross does not beat the first man. García gets another chance and this time he almost finds Falcao but a Depor head is there. Corner.
    • 25' Courtois comes for the cross and then retreats but the corner is too deep and drifts out for a goal-kick.
    • 23' Camuñas gets the ball from Riki and he looks to cross but it is blocked for a corner.
    • 21' The ball is put into the box and Camunas does well to take it on his chest but a Atleti defender just gets there to clear as he is shaping to shoot.
    • 19' Bit of a sloppy start to the game here – neither team are able to get any sort of fluid passing together. Bruno Gama works the ball back Domínguez but his shot, from distance, is easily claimed by Courtois.
    • 17' Depor are pressing quite well now and are putting the visitors under some considerable pressure.
    • 15' Former player Adrián is getting booed every time he gets the ball.
    • 14' Bergantiños has a shot from distance but it is easily claimed by Courtois.
    • 12' Adrián goes a fraction too soon and the assistant referee’s flag is aloft.
    • 10' Adrián charges forward and finds Falcao who shoots from an incredibly tight angle but Aranzubia gets a strong hand to it just as it looks like it might be sneaking in at the near post.
    • 9' Depor who were looking dead and buried a few weeks ago sit in 17th place but a game they won 4-0 against Levante is currently under investigation for match fixing.
    • 7' Gabi’s corner fails to beat the first man though and Depor clear.
    • 6' Aythami slices a cross up in the air and the hosts struggle to clear until the ball is hacked out for a corner.
    • 5' Riki has a shot from distance that Courtois claims with some comfort.
    • 4' Falcao has an early sight of goal but is almost immediately snuffed out.
    • 2' The visitors, as you’d expect, have started in the ascendancy.
    • 1' And we are underway.
    • - Deportivo: D. Aranzubia, M. Pablo, Aythami, Zé Castro, A. Díaz, Á. Bergantiños, J. Domínguez, Bruno Gama, J. Valerón, J. Camuñas, Riki. Subs: G. Lux, P. Assunção, Jesús Vázquez, Evaldo, Kaká, N. Oliveira, André Santos /// Atleti: T. Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, D. Godín, Filipe, M. Suárez, Gabi, C. Rodríguez, R. García, Adrián, R. Falcao. Subs: A. Turan, E. Insúa, Tiago, Cata Díaz, S. Asenjo, S. Níguez, O. Torres Munoz.
    • 20:55 We're almost underway. Teams to follow.
    • 20:50 Atleti are fairly safe in third place but this is a big game for Depor, who are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
    • 20:45 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Atletico Madrid.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Deportivo La Coruña

    Manager: Fernando Vázquez

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Diego Simeone

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