La Liga

February 15, 2013

Full-time

Sevilla FC

3 - 1

Deportivo La Coruña

La Liga

20:30 +00:00, February 15, 2013

Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Spain

Vazquez knows importance of Sevilla trip

Team Stat Comparison

Sevilla FC Deportivo La Coruña
Matches Played 38 38
Table Position 9 19
Points 50 35
Goal Difference 4 -23
Goals for * 2.2 1.3
Goals against * 1.1 2.3
Last 5 W-L-L-D-W L-L-W-L-D
Last 5 home W-L-W-L-W L-W-D-D-W
Last 5 away L-D-D-D-L L-L-D-W-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Sevilla FC | Deportivo La Coruña

Competition Stats

Sevilla FC Deportivo La Coruña
Goals Álvaro Negredo 25 Riki 13
Assists Ivan Rakitic 10 Juan Carlos Valerón 8
Yellows Alberto Botía 11 Abel Aguilar 12
Reds Gary Medel 3 Abel Aguilar 1
Squads: Sevilla FC | Deportivo La Coruña

New Deportivo La Coruna coach Fernando Vazquez has labelled the trip to Sevilla a must-win game.

Vazquez, appointed on Monday as successor to Domingos Paciencia, has taken charge until the end of the season with Deportivo lying bottom of the Primera Division table, six points adrift of safety.

The Galician club - who head into the clash against 11th-placed Sevilla having recorded victory in only three matches this term, losing all of their last four - have 15 fixtures left in which to try to save themselves from the drop.

And Vazquez has declared he wants three points on the board immediately, saying: "There are decisions I have to make still regarding the line-up, but what I do know is we have to win the game.

"I will try to win the game and I will be asking for it.

"I will make all possible transformations to put Sevilla in trouble - I'm not going there to draw.''

Vazquez is trying to foster as optimistic a mood as possible within the Depor camp.

"I have energy and enthusiasm and I am trying to pass this on to the players and make them see the Sevilla game as a chance to win, joyfully, with no depression,'' he said.

"The situation is as it is so let's face it.''

Depor have 16 points so far for the campaign and regarding the amount they might require to stay up, Vazquez said: "You may not need the statistical average of recent years, it may be less - maybe 40.

"It depends on many teams, especially those from above.

"For example, if Real Madrid (who are third, 16 points behind leaders Barcelona) give up on the league there are points that will be in the air. It's complicated.''

Sevilla are looking to bounce back from their 4-1 defeat at Real Madrid last weekend, a result the Andalusian side's coach Unai Emery is not dwelling on.

"Losing at the Bernabeu is what we consider normal,'' Emery said.

"The team was not good there, but you have to move forward and understand that the Bernabeu war is not ours.

"Our war is on Friday, at the Sanchez Pizjuan.''