Buzzing With Confidence As CD Tenerife Shine In The Rain

Now I’ve seen it all, Aridane the mighty with a strong glancing header to open the scoring and later Aridane the dainty, as his deft little flick put Ayoze through to earn a 2-2 draw at resurgent Real Madrid Castilla.

 A few of us met in The Buzz Bar at Compostela Beach with relaxed expectations for the second CD Tenerife away game in a week. The pack of traveling fans looked cold as the wind shook the TV cameras and rain splashed on the lens. Coach Cervera sprung another surprise, dropping Aitor Sanz for Inigo Ros in midfield and Ayoze Diaz made a return to a CDT shirt after 11 years away, he filled the left back slot so Raul Camara could return to his natural right side in place of suspended Moyano.


What a start, Loro floated over a great corner from the right and Aridane rose above the defence to put Tenerife ahead after just three minutes. Castilla looked comfortable on the ball and made some snappy passes, they went close, hitting the bar after the visiting wall had done its job at a free kick. Ayoze showed his skill on the half hour by beating two defenders and chesting the ball down for a shot but it went wide. Edgar set him up for another effort, this time his chip fell a bit short.


Edgar was creating again in the second half, forcing a corner with his determined run and Ricardo tried a hopeful lob that forced a save. It was all level when Aguza netted after 59 minutes, Roberto struggled to get across his goal to cover a long range ball and on a greasy surface it flew in at the post. Suso replaced the injured Edgar and got a stupid booking that keeps him out next week, after that he settled into his usual powerful running down the right, Castilla always carried a threat and some slack defending from Raul Camara in particular allowed them back in with a goal from De Tomas on 70 minutes.


Cristo tried his luck with a curling shot but with Ayoze breaking, Aridane found him with the sweetest pass and the young striker roasted the defence and side footed into the net. Tenerife looked the most likely to snatch a winner, Suso shot just wide, in the closing seconds a dangerous home free kick could have proved costly but Roberto smothered the ball perfectly. Four points from two away games is top form, losing Suso and Ruiz through bookings for the Recreativo home game isn’t ideal but there’s plenty of competition in the squad.