Late Goal Bursts CD Tenerife’s Unbeaten Bubble

The unbeaten run had to end sometime but we weren’t expecting it at Sporting Gijon B, poor defending led to a 3-2 home win and some head scratching for coach Alvaro ahead of next weeks big home game with Real Oviedo.

Not surprisingly it was same again with the starting line up after the 4-0 home win last week, Suso had an early shot deflected over from a Chechu corner and at the over end Sporting had a half hearted penalty appeal after a push by Inigo Ros. There was a scare as Llorente lost the ball but it ended with a weak shop at Sergio Aragoneses, a few minutes later a home move down the left came to Moises who found room to score despite Tarantino (below) being close to him.

A quick reply was needed and it came thanks to Moyano going forward and crossing the ball into the box, it emerged from a crowd of players for Aridane to crack home an equalizer. Sporting relied on fast, quick breaks and Tenerife struggled to cope with them, Ros had to make two strong defensive interventions in one attack. Bustos put a clear chance wide after beating Bruno in the air and Querrero found space to fire on the turn but at the break it was still 1-1.

Tenerife’s best move was a cheeky back heel from Suso that Raul Llorente took inside before firing into the side netting. At the other end an incisive pass found Santi Jara free of markers and despite a Ros lunge he found the net. It could have got worse, Sergio got a foot to a goal bound shot and the rebound hit the bar and went over. Yeray had been warming up but after the goal Nico came on instead and his aggression won a corner but Loro couldn’t beat the keeper. Suso sliced through the home defence to find Aridane but the keeper was equal to his shot.

Moyano (above) offered hope netting from a mid air volley from the edge of the box after 68 minutes. Yeray replaced Chechu and Sergio had to pull off a couple of classy saves, the second a one handed dive from Jara. It seemed the danger had passed, Loro blasted wide from Nico and the last sub Jeremy made his full debut, the Frenchman got stuck in and showed some power and skill. Nico’s wide header looked a missed opportunity but the linesman had already signaled that Aridane was well offside. Oh well an away draw would still be a good return, it wasn’t to be though, with the last touch of the game Guerrero burst through with the defence missing, Bruno raced back but was too late to prevent him grabbing the winner.