Monday, 20 September 2010

Deportivo La Coruña 2-2 Getafe

In the end this turned out to be a good game but the result hardly suited wither team as Depor only got their third win from three this season and Getafe are not making great leaps up the table themselves.

The game began as something of a drab affair as the home side looked the most threatening with some quick breaks but these were continually broken down by a Getafe side who often looked more like a 4-3-2-1 than anything else. The only notable action in the first half hour was a mistake by the Depor keeper that almost left him red-faced whilst a couple of minutes later the Getafe keeper had to be substituted off as it appeared he pulled a muscle during a clearance.

The first goal went to the away side on 33 minutes when the ball was distributed by the sub keeper Codina down the left to Arizmendi who made a brilliant run down the left before pulling the ball back to Colunga. At first glance it looked like it was the Getafe lone striker who got the goal but replays showed it took a deflection off Colotto and goes down as an own goal.

There were no more goals in the first half but the game started to open up a bit and in the second period we didn't have to wait long for the second goal; an equaliser for the home side. Admittedly this was from a Guardado penalty but had resulted from good attacking play as Marcano blocked Lassad's volley with his arm.

Minutes later Depor took the lead but this time the penalty was more dubious as Boateng was adjudged to have put his feet too high in the air when attempting to clear the ball. Guardado scored again from the spot at the second time of asking as the referee thought there had been encroachment first time round.

Getafe were unsurprisingly stunned but when they regained their composure they scored an equaliser by virtue of Arizmendi who was aided by another deflection. After this point the game exploded open and both teams had fantastic chances to go on and win the game which were either squandered or well saved.

Getafe may feel somewhat hard done by by the decisions by the referee but it is Depor who will be most worried as they have still failed to score a goal this season from open play and had a plethora of opportunities to do so this evening which would have won the game for them.

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