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Deportivo La Coruña vs Barcelona Live Score and Commentary

Deportivo La Coruña
FT
2 - 1
Barcelona
Joselu 40'
Álex Bergantiños 74'
46' L. Suárez
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PEEP! PEEP! IT IS OVER!!

2-1 ends the match, and Deportivo walk away with an invaluable three points. That is a massive result for both ends of La Liga's table. 

It was a spectacularly entertaining match, one that in all honesty, Depor deserved to win. 

Thanks for reading, Anirudh Menon signing it. 

Toodle-ooo!
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93' Messi curls it straight at Lux.... but Depor counter at pace. IT IS THREE vs ONE!! BUT FAJR CHOOSES TO SHOOT INSTEAD OF SQUARING IT TO THE FREE JOSELU! OH MY LORD!!
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92' Its rubbish - as always - but the ball is worked out for another corner.... 
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92' Barca win a corner.....
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91' OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!! IT WENT WELL OVER THE BAR!! Riazor erupts in sheer joy
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90' UFFF!!  A FREEKICK IN MESSI TERRITORY....  
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88' OH JOSELU! The Spaniard runs the length of the Barca half but runs out of steam just as he gets into a position of danger. 
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87' Barca power forward but a wayward Busquets pass has been intercepted by Kakuta... though Rakitic wins it back swiftly
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85' Kakuta almost Messi-s his way through the Barcelona defence, but Pique hammers the clear. 
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84' Sergi Robero agaaaaaain? No. Instead of side-footing it in, he knees it into the A Coruna sky.
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83' Pique gets the ball in acres of space INSIDE THE BOX - but for once his control lets him down. Juanfran then races forward and wriggles a shot into ter Stegen's hands
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82' Paco Alcacer tries to find Suarez in the box, but I don't see anyone else winning a header in the box apart from Arribas and Albentosa! 
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81' AIY AIY AIY!! THIS IS INSANE!! Gael Kakuta played in Fajr, but the latter couldn't get a shot away... the ball is worked back out and Kakuta tries to force his way inside... but ter Stegen smothers well
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79' OW OW OW OW SUAREZZZZZZZZZZZZ!! Brilliant build up from football, and Sergi Roberto squared it into the box - where suarez had to just place it in... but he smacked it straight at Lux!! UFFF!
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78' Another Alba cross, another Arribas clearance - the ball is sent to the box, and with equal force sent outside. 
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77' Gael Kakuta tries to curl one onto the path of Joselu, but succeeds only finding ter Stegen. 
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76' Barca win a corner, but they are nowehere near as good in the air as their opponents are. Meanwhile, Enrique takes off Denis Suarez and hurls on Paco Alcacer
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OH MY LORD! Alex rises easily above Alba and heads the pin-point corner delivery right into the back of the net! What a header! What a scoreline! Deportivo lead!!! And the funny thing, they do so deserving-ly!
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75' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALL! ALEX Bergantinos!!!!
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74' OH MY!!!! ALEJANDRO ARRIBAS RISES MAJESTICALLY ABOVE EVERYONE BEFORE POWERING A HEADER THAT IS DESTINED FOR THE FAR CORNER BEFORE TER STEGEN ATHLETICALLY PARRIES IT AWAY!!!
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73' Brilliant from Deportivo as more one touch passing gets them out of danger. Joselu then calmly holds on to the ball, looks up to see Juanfran overlap and smacks it to the right back. He tries to pick out Kakuta in the middle, but the ball deflects off Alba for a corner. 
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72' AIY AIY! Emre Colak romps forward, before shifting the ball to his left and lifting the ball into the stands. Could have, and should have, passed the ball there. 
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71' SUBSTITUTION - Gama off, Gael Kakuta ON. 
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70' Denis Suarez tries to pick out his namesake at the far post - and it's a bit too wayward. The elder Suarez lets him know that was the case in no uncertain terms. 
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69' Alba cuts in from the left and attempts to thread the ball through, but the blue and white defensive wall holds firm. The visitors are growing increasingly frustrated 
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67' Denis tries to pick out Roberto, but the pass is way too overhit. 
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66' Deportivo are in no mood to settle for a draw here, but their move forward is killed by a rash Alex pass. 
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65' Messi pitter-patters forward and released Denis down the left of the box, but his shot at goal is easily parried away by Lux. Borges then oplays a loose ball that releases Denis who squares it to the middle of the box, but the ever-reliable Albentosa hacks it clear. 
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64' UFFFFFFFFFFFF!!! Emre Colak shows some nifty footwork in a packed midfield to release Gama. The midfielder sees Joselu peeling oof Pique and lifts one to him. The forward attempts a Shearer-style lash at ter Stegen's near post, but the German has it covered. Excelllent stuff all round from Depor
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63' Depor are pegging Barca back, but Joselu's pressing of Alba is a touch over enthusiastic, and Barca have a breather.   
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61' Substitution - Carles Gil makes way for the exciting Emre Colak... Mel smells a win here!
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60' Iniesta and Rakitic have already injected a shot of pure quality into the side - and the two subs almost combine, the Croat though wanders offside and kills off the move
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59' Denis tries to tee up Luis but Albentos gets his massive frame in the way. Iniesta then tries to lift one in, but the Depor defender is no mood to be beaten in the air. 
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58' SUBSTITUTIONS - Rakitic on for Gomes, Iniesta for Turan. The big boys are out now as Pepe Mel's side show that they aren't as easily beaten as thought previously
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57' UFF! Alba cuts the ball in and Messi comes in before smacking a curling shot well high of the bar!
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56' Navarro flies down the left, and they have a corner now - but a great Luis Suarez defensive header sees the danger pass. He then simply throws everything at it by chasing the ball for the length of the pitch and harrying Lux into giving it away with a hasty clearance
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55' but its not! Strange decision that! Borges has a hammer, but it flies off Pique's noggin' and out to safety..
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54' OH MY! THIS IS ALL DEPOR NOW! Carles Gil bends his run beautifully to run onto a Gama ball, but his cross just about evades Joselu. Fajr runs onto it and smacks it at goal, but Denis Suarez throws himself at it, and it should be a corner....
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53' Another great move by the home team as Fajr kills a ball stone dead before releasing Juanfran down the right. The latter's ball to Joselu though is over-cooked. 
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52' OOO Bruno Gama takes on Alba and beats him down the right, but he attempts to cut back inside and the Barca left back holds him off. 
Laure
Juanfran
86'
77'
Paco Alcácer
Denis Suárez
Álex Bergantiños
assist: E. Çolak
74'
G. Kakuta
Bruno Gama
71'
E. Çolak
Carles Gil
62'
58'
I. Rakitić
André Gomes
58'
Iniesta
A. Turan
46'
L. Suárez
Joselu
40'
Joselu
36'
Fernando Navarro
14'
Tournament La Liga 2016-17 - Week 27
Stadium Estadio Municipal de Riazor
Match time Sun, 12 Mar 2017, 08:45 PM
Barcelona (3-4-3)
Luis Enrique Martínez García (Manager)
1
G. Lux
3
Fernando Navarro
6
Albentosa
14
Alejandro Arribas
2
Juanfran
22
C. Borges
4
Álex Bergantiños
19
F. Fajr
11
Carles Gil
21
Bruno Gama
7
Joselu
1
M. ter Stegen
18
Jordi Alba
3
Piqué
14
J. Mascherano
21
André Gomes
5
Busquets
20
Sergi Roberto
6
Denis Suárez
7
A. Turan
9
L. Suárez
10
L. Messi
Barcelona (3-4-3)
Luis Enrique Martínez García (Manager)
Deportivo La Coruña Subs
8
E. Çolak
9
M. Moreno
13
P. Tytoń
15
Laure
16
Luisinho
23
G. Kakuta
24
O. John
Barcelona Subs
4
I. Rakitić
8
Iniesta
13
J. Cillessen
17
Paco Alcácer
19
L. Digne
23
S. Umtiti
28
Carles Aleñà
30% POSSESSION 70%
14 SHOTS 16
9 SHOTS ON GOAL 5
7 FOULS 8
4 CORNERS 8
4 OFFSIDES 4
2 YELLOW CARDS 0
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SAVES 7
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 38 29 6 3 65 93
2 Barcelona 38 28 6 4 79 90
3 Atlético Madrid 38 23 9 6 43 78
4 Sevilla 38 21 9 8 20 72
5 Villarreal 38 19 10 9 23 67
6 Real Sociedad 38 19 7 12 6 64
7 Athletic Club 38 19 6 13 10 63
8 Espanyol 38 15 11 12 -1 56
9 Deportivo Alavés 38 14 13 11 -2 55
10 Eibar 38 15 9 14 5 54
11 Málaga 38 12 10 16 -6 46
12 Valencia 38 13 7 18 -9 46
13 Celta de Vigo 38 13 6 19 -16 45
14 Las Palmas 38 10 9 19 -21 39
15 Real Betis 38 10 9 19 -23 39
16 Deportivo La Coruña 38 8 12 18 -18 36
17 Leganés 38 8 11 19 -19 35
18 Sporting Gijón 38 7 10 21 -30 31
19 Osasuna 38 4 10 24 -54 22
20 Granada 38 4 8 26 -52 20
Champions League
Champions League Qualification
Europa League
Europa League Qualification
Relegation
Updated: Mar 12, 2017 22:36 PM | Published: Mar 12, 2017 19:53 PM