Archive for September 19th, 2009
Defence? it’s a swear word to CD Tenerife

It was the battle of the beaches and Mallorca stamped all over CD Tenerife’s undefended sand castle for a 4-0 win. Luna and Bertrand got sent off , i’m all for a bit of reality, but this was just shocking.

The signs were there early in the away game. Mallorca carved their way down both flanks with ease and then tried the direct route and met little resistance. Former Liverpool player Josemi broke down the right after 6 minutes, and skipped past 2 defenders before firing wide. Then Mallorca attacked the left and Bertran left the ball, which thankfully cannoned off Sergio Aragoneses and across the goal. How about the middle? Aduriz had a free header but thankfully Aragoneses made a great finger tip save.

The goal soon followed after 17 minutes, Aragoneses rushed out but couldn’t hold the ball, leaving Suarez to make it 1-0 to Mallorca. It took 24 minutes for CDT to produce their first real chance, Richi’s shot from a corner bringing a good save out of Aouate. Tenerife had a decent spell for the remainder of the half, Nino (pic) found himself loose and flashed a shot wide of goal and Luna was squeezed wide by the keeper.

Martinez curled a shot wide just after the re-start, but that was where the encouragement ended. Mallorca’s Ayoze ran at the retreating Tenerife defence and chipped the ball between 2 defenders, Aduriz had plenty of time to stoop and glance his header into the net to make it 2-0. Alvarez squeezed between Bellvis and Aragonoses a few minutes later and made it 3-0, by now I was begging the barman to change channels and put Come Dancing on.

Could it get worse? yes it could. After 70 minutes Luna got a second yellow card for an arm in the face and was sent packing. After 86 minutes the torture was completed when Bertran was judged to have fouled in the box, and as he marched with his straight red, Webo slotted home the penalty.

Wednesday brings a home game with Atletico Bilbao, the defence need a good roasting before then. There will be some heavy defeats as we learn this season, but we can’t keep gifting goals.