Deportivo

  • Diego Maradona all set to resume playing career at 53 February 22, 2014

    Legendary Diego Maradona is all set for a sensational return to competitive football at the age of 53, according to media reports. Maradona, who is often refered as 'god' in his native Argentina, is said to be joining a fifth tier Argentine minnows Deportivo Riestra, the club owned by his lawyer...
  • Atletico sign veteran Deportivo goalkeeper Aranzubia August 14, 2013

    Spanish club Atletico Madrid have added experienced goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia to their squad for the upcoming season after they signed the veteran from Deportivo La Coruna for an undisclosed fee, the official UEFA website reported on Wednesday. The 33-year-old 'keeper will be with Atletico under a one-year contract and in direct...
  • Real Madrid delay Barcelona's title hopes May 5, 2013

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo headed in two goals to help Real Madrid beat Valladolid 4-3 in the Spanish league on Saturday, but the entertaining win was overshadowed by growing dissatisfaction with coach Jose Mourinho for criticizing the club. Madrid's ninth straight home win in league play denied Barcelona the chance to clinch...
  • Fixing cloud over Deportivo's win against Levante May 3, 2013

    Madrid: The Spanish football league (LFP) will investigate Deportivo La Coruna's 4-0 La Liga victory at Levante on April 13, a Spanish radio station reported on Thursday. Depor, who are in administration and fighting to avoid relegation, hammered mid-table Levante scoring three times in the first half just over two...
  • Draw with Deportivo hurts Betis' bid to qualify for Europe April 30, 2013

    Madrid: Deportivo La Coruna held Real Betis to a 1-1 draw in the Spanish league on Monday, extending their unbeaten away run to six matches and denting Betis' bid to qualify for Europe. Deportivo striker Ivan "Riki" Sanchez-Rico dribbled past three defenders before beating goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel to score in...
  • Juan Carlos Valeron scores as Deportivo thrash Levante 4-0 April 14, 2013

    Barcelona: Deportivo La Coruna rolled to a 4-0 victory at Levante to provisionally escape the Spanish league's relegation zone for the first time in 18 weeks after their fourth consecutive win on Saturday. Also, Malaga forward Julio Baptista struck in injury time to grab a 1-0 win over visiting Osasuna...
  • Bottom club Deportivo boost survival bid by beating Celta March 16, 2013

    Madrid: Bottom club Deportivo La Coruna boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation by beating 10-man Celta Vigo 3-1 in the Galician derby on Friday, a first victory in 10 La Liga outings. The two teams were promoted last season but are in serious peril of going straight back down. Depor have...
  • Saprissa beat United Sikkim, to meet Prayag in semis March 12, 2013

    Kolkata: Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa defeated United Sikkim 3-1 in the last quarter-final league match from Group B in the 117th IFA Shield championship at Yuba Bharati Krirangan, on Wednesday. Reaching the semi-final as toppers in the group with 7 points from three outings, Saprissa will face Group A...
  • Deportivo Saprissa beat Mohun Bagan 1-0 in IFA Shield March 10, 2013

    Kalyani (Nadia): Deportivo Saprissa from Costa Rica beat local giants Mohun Bagan 1-0 in a group B quarter-final league match of 117th IFA Shield Football tournament at Kalyani Municipal stadium here on Sunday. The all-important goal was beautifully netted by 2002 World Cupper Walter Centeno in the 77rd minute. Centeno along...
  • Kaka rescues Madrid for 2-1 win at Deportivo February 24, 2013

    Barcelona: Kaka scored his first goal in the Spanish league this season and cued Gonzalo Higuain's late winner as Real Madrid won 2-1 at last-place Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday just three days before its critical trip to Camp Nou. Kaka was in the starting lineup only because coach Jose Mourinho...
  • Alonso, Benzema out of Real Madrid match at Deportivo February 22, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has left midfielder Xabi Alonso and forward Karim Benzema out of his squad for Saturday's La Liga game at bottom side Deportivo La Coruna as they continue their recuperation from minor injuries. Alonso started Friday's training session with the rest of the squad but later...
  • Deportivo name Vazquez as 3rd coach of the season February 12, 2013

    Madrid: Former Celta Vigo coach Fernando Vazquez has been named Deportivo la Coruna's third coach of the season after it was announced the football club and Domingos Paciencia were parting ways by "mutual agreement." Former Sporting Club de Portugal (Sporting Lisbon) coach, Paciencia had offered to resign following his side's 0-3...
  • Valencia and Levante snatch late wins in Spanish League January 27, 2013

    Barcelona: Valencia and Levante won in dramatic fashion from late goals in the Spanish league on Saturday, lifting the pair of crosstown rivals into Europa League positions. Defender Ricardo Costa headed in Valencia's injury-time winner to cap its 3-2 fightback victory at nine-man Deportivo La Coruna, while Levante edged out...
  • Osasuna down Deportivo 2-1 to escape last place January 20, 2013

    Barcelona: Osasuna beat visiting Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 on Sunday to move off the bottom of the Spanish league standings. Striker Kike Sola volleyed in Miguel Armenteros' cross off the post to open for Osasuna in the 26th minute. Juan "Nino" Martinez added a second goal for the hosts in the...
  • Deportivo beat Malaga 1-0 for 1st win in 2 months January 6, 2013

    Barcelona: Deportivo La Coruna beat visiting Malaga 1-0 thanks to Luis "Pizzi" Afonso's second-half goal, giving new coach Domingos Paciencia a victorious debut in the Spanish league on Saturday. Deportivo's first win in over two months was only their third in 18 rounds. But it was good enough to pull...
  • Real Sociedad beat Sevilla 2-1 in La Liga December 21, 2012

    Barcelona: Real Sociedad dealt another blow to Sevilla's slumping season with a 2-1 home win Thursday that kept the Basque club unbeaten in seven rounds of the Spanish league. Also on Thursday, Espanyol beat last-place Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 to escape the relegation zone, while Rayo Vallecano downed visiting Levante 3-0. Sociedad...
  • Barcelona beat Alaves to advance in Copa del Rey November 29, 2012

    Madrid: Two goals by David Villa on Wednesday eased Barcelona into the fifth round of the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 home win against Deportivo Alaves to advance 4-1 on aggregate. Alaves silenced the Camp Nou ahead of celebrations to mark their 113th birthday later this month by taking the...
  • Levante win 2-0 at Deportivo, move to 4th place November 18, 2012

    Barcelona: Levante rose into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday after winning 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna in an eventful match that both teams finished with 10 men. Obafemi Martins gave visiting Levante the lead in the 40th minute when he latched onto a long ball, dribbled past...
  • Messi hat-trick leads Barca to 5-4 win at Deportivo October 23, 2012

    Madrid: With Lionel Messi as a three-time goal-taker and Cesc Fabregas as a three-time goal-maker, 10-man Barcelona outlasted Deportivo La Coruna in a wild 5-4 shootout in the Spanish league on Saturday. Fabregas set up Jordi Alba's opener before Cristian Tello and Messi both followed suit as Barcelona roared to...
  • Ronaldo hat-trick leads Madrid rout of Deportivo October 1, 2012

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to power Real Madrid to a 5-1 home win over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, as the defending champions strung together back-to-back Spanish league victories for the first time this season. Real will head into next weekend's "clasico" match at Camp Nou eight points...
  • Malaga beat Zaragoza, Osasuna lose September 2, 2012

    Barcelona: Malaga beat Zaragoza 1-0 thanks to Ignacio Camacho's second-half header on Saturday, keeping the Costa del Sol side undefeated in the Spanish league despite a tumultuous offseason and the exit of several key players. Right back Eliseu Pereira capped his strong overall performance by directing a corner kick to Camacho,...
  • Deportivo register easy win against Osasuna August 27, 2012

    Barcelona: Deportivo Coruna beat Osasuna 2-0 in their return to Spain's topflight thanks to second-half goals by forwards Ivan "Riki" Sanchez and Nelson Oliviera on Monday. Riki made up for a missed penalty by scoring in the 53rd, and Oliveira, a young Portugal prospect, sealed the win at Riazor stadium in...
  • Atletico Madrid survive late Deportivo surge April 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Atletico Madrid enhanced their Champions League hopes by defeating Deportivo La Coruna 2-1, but they were made to sweat. Goals from Sergio Aguero and Simao either side of the break handed Atletico Madrid a morale-boosting 2-1 victory this evening over Deportivo La Coruna at The Riazor. In what was a...