Archive for March 6th, 2010
Another game thrown away by CD Tenerife

And the Oscar for worst defensive performance goes to…..CD Tenerife. Ok with captain Bertran out injured for a month, and Luna suspended, it was a patched up back four, but letting a 1-0 away lead slip to a 3-1 defeat at Deportivo made it 12 goals conceeded in the last 3 games. The win moved the hosts to fifth in La Liga, but they looked very ordinary and Tenerife’s goalie had a quiet evening – apart from picking out the ball.

Culebras came into the centre of defence, Hector went to left back and Sicilia moved to the captains berth. Deportivo started off as luke warm as their lowly crowd and CDT took advantage with a well worked opening goal after 17 minutes. Sicilia put in a perfect pass for Juanlu, and he turned superbly and placed his shot in the net. As always Tenerife were playing some good football with Alfaro looking much livelier than lately. Sadly a rare Deportivo raid just after the half hour was panic cleared out to Guardado on the wide open left wing, he crossed and Rodriquez rose for a free header to equalise.

Tenerife had more chances before the break, Juanlu floated the ball in but home keeper Aranzubia, beat Alfaro to the loose ball. Nino had a great opportunity, he let off a shot as a defender closed in on him but the goalie made a strong save. The little striker blasted another over the bar just after the re-start before Deportivo took the lead. Valaron crossed to Guardado, and as three CDT players tried to clear, he calmly scored.

Deportivo still looked a beatable side, Juanlu set up Alfaro but his glancing header went just wide, and Richi went close with a looping shot. Tenerife had 5 players behind the ball as Colloto moved in but they backed off and the home player took his chance for a 3-1 lead. The inevitable late changes saw Angel for Ayoze and Omar for Alfaro but despite another wide shot from Richi, the scoreline stayed the same.