Info

Competition
Primera División
Date
26 April 2017
Game week
34
Kick-off
21:30
Half-time
1 - 3
Full-time
2 - 6

Goals

0 - 1
1' Álvaro Morata (G) (assist by: Isco)
0 - 2
14' J. Rodríguez (G) (assist by: Lucas Vázquez)
F. Andone (G) 35' (assist by: G. Kakuta)
1 - 2
1 - 3
44' Lucas Vázquez (G)
1 - 4
66' J. Rodríguez (G) (assist by: Álvaro Morata)
1 - 5
77' Isco (G)
Joselu (G) 84' (assist by: F. Andone)
2 - 5
2 - 6
87' Casemiro (G) (assist by: M. Díaz)

Commentary

Minute   Description
FULL-TIME! Real Madrid thrash Deportivo 6-2 on their LaLiga travels, which ensures that the pressure is kept on Barcelona in the title race. The hosts only showed up for a brief stint in the first half, and Zidane's men coud have easily fired home 10 on the night. Morata, Isco, James and Lucas Vazquez all got on he scoresheet to prove their worth to the cause once again. That's all that we have time for, we hope to see you again next time.
90'+3 The referee dishes out a booking to Emre Colak this time, after the Turkish midfielder angrily shoved Danilo to the floor while neck-and-neck with his full-back.
90'+2 Joselu gets a yellow card for raising his foot in a challenge on Tejero.
90'+1 We're into the first of three stoppage-time minutes at Riazor.
90' OFFSIDE! Real Madrid have a goal ruled out incorrectly for offside, robbing Diaz the chance to slot home after a set-back from Morata. Not a good decision from the linesman at all, that wasn't even a tight call.
88' Tejero is introduced for the last few minutes, with Varane taking his leave after avoiding injury.
87' Diaz opens play out to the edge of the penalty area from the left, allowing for Casemiro to pick his spot.
GOOOOOOOOOAL! CASEMIRO MAKES IT SIX! Just as Deportivo come up with a goal, Real Madrid go and do the same. The Brazilian midfielder takes aim from the edge of the penalty area, with Tyton diving over the ball as it skips off the turf and into the back of the net. Not the best goalkeeping.
85' That goal from Joselu is nothing more than a footnote in this script, as Real Madrid look to respond immediately. Marcelo steams down the left-hand side and bends in a delivery from the byline, but Deportivo manage to clear their lines.
84' Andone checks back onto his right foot and curls in an inviting cross.
GOOOOOOOAL! JOSELU MAKES IT 5-2! A consolation goal for the hosts. It's a nice move from Deportivo, with a cross from the left by Andone flicked home neatly by the Spanish striker.
83' Joselu is picked out by a cross in from the left-hand side, but once again a looping headed attempt from the substitute is gobbled up with ease by Kiko Casilla. The Real Madrid goalkeeper hasn't had much to do, just the one save of note thus far tonight.
81' We're into the final 10 minutes at Riazor, with Real Madrid just needing to ease their way over the finish line at this point. Deportivo's dangerous spell in the first half seems a long, long time ago now.
79' Mariano Diaz also gets a run out, with Marco Asensio withdrawn.
Casemiro is introduced for the last 10 minutes or so, with Isco taking his leave to plenty of applause.
77' GOOOOOOOOAL! ISCO MAKES IT FIVE! The ex-Malaga midfielder is found in lots of space at the back post, with Lucas picking out his teammate well. The Spain international slots a well-directed and powerful finish inside the near post. Tyton just couldn't get across.
Joselu tries his luck with an audacious over-head kick attempt, which Danilo deflects behind for a corner. The set piece is whipped in, but once again Kiko Casilla comes steaming out and is beaten to the ball by one of his own defenders. Not very convincing at all.
75' Lucas is found in plenty of space out on the right-hand side, but a low pass back from near the byline is miscontrolled inside the box by James. Deportivo are just showing no intensity, no pressure, nothing. Real Madrid's offensive personnel can just roam with freedom wherever they like.
73' OFFSIDE! Joselu has the ball in the back of the net after a great volleyed finish, but the Spaniard is penalised correctly for straying slightly offside in the build up.
72' Only 20 minutes remain to see out, with Real Madrid having done a great job of killing off the contest since the restart. Danilo wins possession back on the half-way line, after reading Deportivo's play well, but a poor pass towards Lucas is cut out before the Spanish winger can get onto the ball.
70' Isco wins the ball back high upfield, but an audacious back-heel flick from the Spanish midfielder is blocked as it tries to wriggle through to Marco Asensio. Real Madrid are just oozing with offensive confidence in this second half.
68' Isco gets a booking for a very rash tackle where he goes over the top of the ball slightly with his studs showing.
67' Arribas gets a yellow card for his complaints after James' goal. He thinks there was an offside in the build up.
66' Morata is very unselfish and takes his time to pick out James in acres of space the opposition box.
GOOOOOOOOAL! JAMES MAKES IT 4-1! Morata does well to skip around Tyton in the opposition penalty area, before the Spain international is patient and waits for James to get up in support. The Colombian is found by his teammate and fires a great finish into the bottom-left corner.
64' The away side are keeping the ball brilliantly, and are now being cheered by their own fans for every completed pass. This is just far too easy for Real Madrid.
63' Deportivo just can't seem to generate any kind of chances for themselves, with Casilla being a relative spectator. Joselu is picked out by a deep cross from the left-hand side, but a looping header from the Spanish substitute is collecting simply by the Real Madrid goalkeeper.
61' Sidnei fails to clear the home side's lines, after directing a cross from the left to the edge of the area. Morata takes control, before spreading play out to the right and getting in the box himself. The Spain international rises well, but plants a header into Tyton's grasp. He has been kept busy since coming on at the break and has to make a second low save moments later.
59' Joselu tries to turn inside, but Varane stands firm and robs him of the ball. Real Madrid go on a quick break down the left, with Marco Asensio then finding Lucas in space on the opposite flank after a driving dribble. The former Espanyol wide man flashes a low shot just shy of the near post.
57' Carles Gil takes his leave with an injury problem, with Joselu coming into the game. This will force the hosts to go two up top. Pepe Mel now has no substitutions to make for the last half an hour at Riazor.
56' Luisinho has somehow manages to escape a booking after yet another late tackle from the Deportivo wide man, that makes it four fouls for the game. Gil goes down with an injury problem, with the physios immediately called on. Joselu will need to be readied.
54' Marco Asensio does very well defensively to track back and prevent Carles Gil from leading a counter-attack down the right-hand side for Deportivo, as Real Madrid continue to press quite high. Marcelo tries to cut in on his right foot and shoot from just inside the box, but Arribas makes a timely block.
52' The away side continue to manipulate the ball and bide their time. Isco scampers to the edge of the penalty area, before combining with Marco Asensio, but a scooped through ball for the latter is knocked to safety by Sidnei.
50' Carles Gil and Juanfran continue to combine down the right-hand side for Deportivo, with their right-back being their main source of danger. Luisinho tries to bend in a delivery from the opposite flank, but Varane gets up early to nod clear.
48' Marcelo is released down the left-hand side, but a cross from the Brazilian is nodded to safety by Luisinho. Real Madrid ease into this second half with some patient possession. They'll be keen to take the sting out of the game.
46' Lux is substituted after suffering an injury in the late stages of the first half, with Tyton taking over the goalkeeping duties for the hosts.
Kakuta takes his leave at the break, with Fernando Navarro coming into the game. Luisinho will push up into midfield.
We are back underway in the second half! Real Madrid have a two-goal advantage, and it should be enough to see out the three points. However, after Deportivo appeared to have Los Blancos rattled for a short spell in the first, who knows what could happen.
HALF-TIME! Real Madrid go into the break with a 3-1 lead, but it could well have been five or six by now. Deportivo started terribly, as Morata scored inside the first minute, and the hosts only really turned up for a 10-minute spell. James and Lucas have added goals into the mix, with Andone snatching one for the home side.
44' GOOOOOOOOOOAL! LUCAS MAKES IT THREE! Isco uses a lovely piece of skill to escape into space on the edge of the box, before slipping Marcelo in behind down the left. The Brazil international angles a low cross into the six-yard box, which Lucas scampers onto from the back post and passes beyond Lux. Sidnei just couldn't get it away.
43' Zidane looks a little worried now, with the momentum having shifted entirely since Andone's goal. The hosts win a corner on the right, which is taken short, before the eventual cross is charged down by James. They threaten again when Casilla fails to deal with a delivery, punching it onto Sidnei's head, but Andone can't stab home the rebound from a few yards out!
41' The hosts are suddenly looking very dangerous, with their fans really making themselves heard now. Real Madrid are looking a little bit too relaxed, with Zidane's men struggling to regain their intensity after conceding. They'll just want to get into the break without further incident.
39' James bends in a free-kick delivery from the right-hand side, but his cross sails onto Danilo's head and then shy of the target. Real Madrid could really do with a third goal before the break, as otherwise Depor might start believing. Carles Gil shoots from range, with Casilla parrying behind for a corner.
37' The home side are suddenly back in the game, without ever truly having a good spell at Riazor tonight. Morata will rue some missed opportunities earlier on if Pepe Mel's side somehow get back into this contest. It has given the home fanas a lift, at least.
35' Kakuta tries his luck with a half-volley from a tight angle, with his poor shot falling favourably to Deportivo's striker.
GOOOOOOOOOAL! ANDONE MAKES IT 2-1! Deportivo open play out to the right-hand side and a great cross causes problems. Kakuta gets an assist, but it looked like a dreadful shot. Andone is on hand at the back post to steer home a brilliant finish.
33' GREAT SAVE FROM LUX! James drifts down the right-hand side and clips a cheeky little pass infield to Lucas inside the penalty vox. The Spaniard finds Morata at the back post, but the ex-Juventus striker hesitates slightly before picking his spot. The Deportivo shot-stopper guesses right and makes an excellent point-blank spot. Real Madrid should be 3-0 up there.
31' Casilla continues to have an easy time of it in the early stages, with speculative long-range efforts coming to nothing for Deportivo. Real Madrid calm things down with a long spell of possession, but Pepe Mel is gradually getting a bit of a response.
29' Carles Gil is fed down the right-hand side and attempts to curl in a cross, but Danilo makes a simple clearance at the back post. Real Madrid have just taken their foot off the gas, given that Deportivo scrumpled so easily early on, but they need a third goal to put this one to bed definitively.
27' Suddenly, after conceding twice, Deportivo look a little more dangerous. Lux makes a terrible hash of clearing his lines, with Morata profiting from it. The Spanish striker picks out Lucas in the penalty area, but a low shot from the Real Madrid wide man is parried clear by Lux. The resulting corner comes to nothing, too.
25' Guilherme tries his luck with a shot from the edge of the penalty area, which powerfully swerves over the top and to safety. He claims that it took a deflection, but it didn't appear to. Moments later, Deportivo see an effort cleared off the line by Marcelo, but play had already been called back for Carles Gil being caught offside.
23' Carles Gil drifts out to the left and tries his luck with a stinging effort, but the ball shoots straight at Casilla. Routine stuff for the former Espanyol goalkeeper so far. Moments later, a long ball into Andone is gobbled up by the Real Madrid shot-stopper too.
22' Real Madrid are just playing this game at their own pace entirely, with it down to Los Blancos as to whether they intend on dominating possession. Juanfran tries to whip a cross in from the right, but Andone is beaten to the ball, before a second delivery from the full-back is claimed easily by Casilla.
20' Deportivo haven't been able to get out of their own half too often in these first 20 minutes, with the hosts just not showing much bite or intensity at all. Andone, typically, is acting like a terrier up front, but the bulk of play is occurring nowhere near him.
18' OFFSIDE! Isco uses a ball roll and then a neat pass to feed Marcelo in behind Juanfran, before the Brazilian cuts a cross back from the left-hand side. Morata slots home from a central position, as the home defence goes walkabout again, but the linesman's flag is up. That didn't appear to be offside at all.
16' Deportivo look as though they're already on their summer holidays here, with Real Madrid having their run of the opposition half. The home fans are whistling their own players already at times, this is an utterly embarrassing first 20 minutes from Pepe Mel's side.
14' Lucas gets to the right byline and picks out James nicely.
GOOOOOOOOOAL! JAMES MAKES IT 2-0! The Colombia international is picked out in the penalty area, in a lot of space, before thumping home an emphatic finish. Kovacic carries the ball upfield well, before James sprays it out wide. Lucas centres a cross and the Monaco midfielder finishes off.
Marco Asensio goes close! The former Espanyol midfielder takes aim from 25 yards out, with the foot of the post getting in the way. That's the second time that Los Blancos have struck the woodwork already. It may not be a shot on target, but Lux has definitely been worried.
12' Good stop from Lux! Morata gets into the penalty area and manages to turn back inside from the left-hand side and onto his right foot. His low shot is kicked away from the danger area by the Deportivo goalkeeper. Real Madrid could have scored three or four times already.
11' Juanfran bends in a cross from the right-hand side, but Kovacic does well to intercept a cut-back ahead of Kakuta. Emre Colak takes aim from around 30 yards out, but the Turkish midfielder's effort sails a long way over the crossbar. That pretty much sums up Pepe Mel's side so far.
9' Deportivo have a spell of possession, but it eventually comes to nothing after the ball runs out of play on the far side due to a heavy pass. Real Madrid seem very happy to sit back and feel this contest out, as they've already shown that they can carve the hosts apart with ease.
7' Carles Gil finds Juanfran, who cuts in from the right-hand side, but a long-range shot from the Deportivo full-back is smothered easily by Casilla. The home team aren't showing any fear in getting forward, but after Morata's first-minute goal it feels a little worthless. Isco uses his right foot to shoot from 25 yards out, but his effort curls onto the far post and wide.
5' Zidane's side are essentially set up as a 4-4-2, with Marco Asensio and Lucas deployed as wingers, while Isco has a free role in behind the focal point of Morata. Marco Asensio has a good chance, after neat work down the right from Isco and Morata, but the young midfielder bustles his way into the box and shoots straight at Lux.
3' Real Madrid will be very pleased with how they have started this game, as an early goal is exactly what the doctor ordered. Zidane's men look fresh and ready to impress. Pepe Mel, contrastingly, won't be too pleased with how easily they were exposed at the back.
1' Isco plays a neat pass into the path of Morata, who does the rest emphatically.
GOOOOOOOOOAL! MORATA MAKES IT 1-0! That should help their nerves disappear. Real Madrid threaten down the right-hand side, after Danilo did well to earn possession back for the visitors. Isco clips a pass into the path of the Spain international, who slams a great finish inside the near post!
We are underway in the first half at Riazor! Real Madrid know that Barcelona have picked up three points against Osasuna tonight, which puts the pressure firmly on them in the title race. They've got a game in hand, but they would rather that it didn't become make-or-break.
Real Madrid substitutes: Navas, Carvajal, Benzema, Casemiro, Diaz, Modric, Tejero.
Real Madrid starting line-up (4-3-3): Casilla; Danilo, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Isco, Kovacic, James; Lucas, Morata, Asensio.
Deportivo substitutes: Navarro, Albentosa, Joselu, Tyton, Fajr, Borges, John.
Deportivo starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Lux; Juanfran, Arribas, Sidnei, Luisinnho; Guilherme, Bergantinos; Carles Gil, Orellana, Kakuta; Zaza.
TEAM NEWS: Rotation is the aim of the game for Real Madrid, with even Kiko Casilla coming in between the sticks in place of Keylor Navas. Danilo features at right-back, with Raphael Varane returning to partner Nacho due to Sergio Ramos' ban. Isco, Mateo Kovacic and James come into the midfield, with Alvaro Morata leading the line. Cristiano Ronaldo isn't in the squad, neither is Gareth Bale, with the latter missing due to another calf problem.
TEAM NEWS: Luisinho gets the nod over Fernando Navarro at left-back for Deportivo, with Alejandro Arribas preferred to Raul Albentosa in the heart of the defence. Guilherme returns to central midfield after suspension, with Gael Kakuta and Carles Gil out wide. Florin Andone leads the line for the hosts, with Joselu forced to make an impact from the bench.
The home side have lost just once in their last six league games at Riazor, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both dropping points here this year. Also, back at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in December, late strikes from Mariano Diaz and Sergio Ramos were required to see Real Madrid take the three points against Depor. This certainly could be a potential banana skin.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Deportivo La Coruna's home clash against Real Madrid in LaLiga, as Zinedine Zidane's men gun for the title. Last weekend, the away side sank to a 3-2 El Clasico defeat against Barcelona, blowing the race for the league wide open, with Pepe Mel's outfit hoping to throw another spanner in Los Blancos' works tonight.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
G. Lux
2
Juanfran
4
Álex Bergantiños
5
R. Varane
6
Nacho
8
E. Çolak
10
F. Andone
x2
10
J. Rodríguez
11
Carles Gil
12
Marcelo
12
Sidnei
13
Kiko Casilla
14
Alejandro Arribas
16
M. Kovačić
16
Luisinho
17
Lucas Vázquez
20
Guilherme
20
Marco Asensio
21
Álvaro Morata
22
Isco
23
G. Kakuta
23
Danilo
3
13
7
14
18
27
C
C
C

Substitutes

Additional info

Match Stats

Deportivo La Coruña Real Madrid
42 Attacks (Dangerous) 47
4 Corners 5
12 Fouls 6
9 Free Kicks 14
9 Goal Kicks 6
2 Offsides 3
3 Shots (blocked) 1
6 Shots (off target) 7
5 Shots (on target) 6
0 Shots (woodwork) 2
16 Throw Ins 15

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
138+6593
238+7990
338+4378
438+2072
538+2367
638+664
738+1063
838-156
938-255
1038+554
1138-646
1238-946
1338-1645
1438-2139
1538-2339
1638-1836
1738-1935
1838-3031
1938-5422
2038-5220

Estadio Municipal de Riazor

Name:
Estadio Municipal de Riazor 
City:
A Coruña (La Coruña) 
Capacity:
34611