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2016/2017 Spanish Primera División
  • Pedro Mosquera (69')
  • Lucas Pérez (87' PEN)
  • Ramis (55')

Deportivo La Coruña 2-1 Eibar

Lucas Perez's 87th-minute penalty sealed a 2-1 comeback victory for Deportivo La Coruna against Eibar at the Estadio Riazor on Friday night.
Eibar took the lead 10 minutes into the second period with an Ivan Ramis header from a corner but the Galicians drew level with a volley on the stretch from Pedro Mosquera.
A point would perhaps have been the right result but Perez earned Depor all three in their opening LaLiga game when he won a late spot-kick and converted it himself.
The visitors looked well organised in a first half which lacked any clear-cut opportunities for either side.
Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo got down well to keep out a cleanly-struck 25-yard effort from on-loan Udinese midfielder Guilherme after 51 minutes.
Former Manchester United misfit Bebe's swerving shot was pushed wide by Argentinian goalkeeper German Lux. Bebe took the resulting 55th-minute corner and Ramis rose highest and glanced a header past Lux at the near post, which the Argentinian should really have saved.
Riesgo comfortably dealt with a free-kick from Depor's Faycal Fajr, but the Eibar lead evaporated with just over 20 minutes to go.
Raul Albentosa floated a left-footed free-kick into the box from the right and Mosquera beat the offside trap and stretched to volley back across Riesgo's goal and inside the far post.
Ramis tried to restore the lead he had given to Eibar with six minutes left, but this time his near-post header from a corner was easily gathered by Lux.
The decisive moment came when Fajr sent in a high ball from the left and David Junca was adjudged to have pushed Perez in the back as they jostled to get on the end of it. The Depor forward, who scored 17 goals in LaLiga last season, made no mistake from the spot to seal the three points.
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Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 11 +26 31
2 Valencia 11 +19 27
3 Real Madrid 11 +13 23
4 Atletico Madrid 11 +10 23
5 Villarreal 11 +7 20
6 Sevilla FC 11 +1 19
7 Real Sociedad 12 +3 18
8 Real Betis 11 +1 17
9 Leganes 11 +1 17
10 Girona 12 -3 16
11 Celta Vigo 11 +5 14
12 Getafe 11 +2 13
13 Espanyol 11 -4 13
14 Levante 11 -3 12
15 Athletic Bilbao 11 -4 11
16 Deportivo La Coruña 11 -7 11
17 Eibar 11 -19 8
18 Alavés 11 -11 6
19 Las Palmas 11 -20 6
20 Málaga 11 -17 4

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