CD Tenerife Shine Like Champions

There’s a blue and white glow to the world today after CD Tenerife sealed their Group One title with a magnificent 0-3 away win at SS Reyes. This was another big test with Bruno and Suso suspended and Llorente injured but the squad showed it’s worth again, Sergio Rodriguez covered well at left back and Carlos Portero and Medina looked comfortable in midfield.

An early lead was just what was needed to settle the nerves, Rigo tested Eladio in the home goal and he could only parry the shot for Aridane to tap in. Carlos thought he had doubled the margin but the keeper stuck out a foot to foil him. Tenerife were well in charge and another good move made it 0-2, a defender got a head to a corner and Aridane spotted his chance and nodded the loose ball into the net.

Reyes, fighting to avoid the drop, had a little rally, Moyano made two good defensive blocks from Vicente, he later managed to get a shot in but put it wide. Aridane was looking for his hat trick and nearly completed it just before the interval with a wide shot after a deep break. Alberto got himself in a bit of a muddle soon after the restart but Rodriguez cleared the danger and Sergio took a high ball off the head of an attacker. It was pretty comfortable, Aridane was frustrated by the post after a good cross from Rodriguez and Nico and Ayoze replaced Chechu and Carlos.

Nico was enjoying his rare run out, a mazy run opened up a shot for Loro that Eladio saved and a pass to Ayoze went begging as the young striker could only produce a weak shot at the keeper. On such a great day Tenerife deserved every break they got, Ayoze had the last word finally breaking his scoring duck after taking two defenders wide before scoring. What a way to clinch the title. That’s the job part done, Alcala home at 5pm on Sunday will be party time as Tenerife wrap up the two last regular games before the big challenge of home and away play offs. No team should hold any fears for the mighty Tete, surely this is our season.