La Liga Finally Addressing Its History of Violence; Why Has It Taken So Long? Reply

Deportivo empty stadium

Deportivo closed the stand usually occupied by the club’s ultras in the wake of the recent death of one of their fans in Madrid.

Phil Ball writes for Sport–I watched the Deportivo v Málaga game on Saturday night. It seemed the logical thing to do after the week’s events here in Spain, after the fall-out from last week’s incident in Madrid when a Deportivo supporter died after a mass brawl with Atlético Madrid ‘ultras’. It hasn’t been a good week for the Galician club, and things got worse on Saturday night when they lost 1-0 on a rainy evening, in a game that they probably deserved to win – but as the Spanish saying goes ‘A perro flaco todo son pulgas’ (All the skinny dog gets is fleas). Malaga’s keeper Carlos Kameni saved a penalty and generally stopped everything else thrown at him. Formerly in the shadow of Willy Caballlero after arriving in 2012 from Espanyol, he deserved a bit of the spotlight on Saturday night, although his saves were not quite as spectacular as the goal Sergi Darder hit first time from 30 metres, after Depor’s goalkeeper Fabricio kicked the ball out poorly from the area. Goal of the week, and just Deportivo’s luck. They huffed and puffed from then on, but never managed to blow Malaga and Kameni down.


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