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Leganes, Deportivo in goalless stalemate

 Leganes, April 21: Leganes will have to wait at least another week to assure themselves of staying in the top tier of Spanish football after managing only a 0-0 draw against 18th-place Deportivo La Coruna here.

Clinging to their faint hope of avoiding relegation, the visitors dominated the opening 10 minutes of Friday’s La Liga match at the Butarque Stadium in suburban Madrid and it was only Lucas Perez’s inability to finish that prevented Depor from taking a 2-0 lead, reports EFE news agency.
The initiative then passed to Leganes, led by El Zhar, who narrowly missed from open play before threatening again on a set piece.
The hosts started the second half much better than the first and grew in confidence as the match entered the final 30 minutes, but the goal never came and the contest ended scoreless.
Leganes, with 40 points from 34 matches, are 12 above Depor, who in turn trail 17th place Levante by six points. IANS