Late Goal Inflicts Cruel Defeat On CD Tenerife

This should have been a useful goal less away draw for CD Tenerife but with 2 minutes left a well taken Celta Vigo goal was poor reward for a strong disciplined display by the visitors. There was an enforced change in the centre of defence with Melli slotting in to replace the suspended Pablo Sicilia who joined the Armada Sur down at The Royal Oak in Las Americas.

Celta are a good side and worthy of their second place in the table, they started strongly and gave Tenerife plenty of problems, with former Pio Trashorras threatening to be the spoiler. The turning point came after 20 minutes when a Celta raid became a mad goalmouth scramble, a home player swung a boot and missed but it was still goal bound when Melli scooped it off the line. A few minutes later Dubarbier latched onto a through ball and ran on to score but the referee called it offside and there were few complaints from the Tenerife players.

Nino had a couple of decent chances but couldn’t make them count and at half time it didn’t look a bad scoreline. Melli had a good header saved early in the first half, Kitoko was again looking speedy and strong but after a sending off in his first game he left this time with an injury. At least his departure marked the return of Mikel Alonso (pic) but Tenerife lacked a bit of inspiration up front and a draw looked almost certain. Celta showed their class in the dying moments as a defence splitting pass found Michu who finished with ease to grab the win. As the goal went in our guest Pablo Sicilia must have learned a few new interesting English words, he will return to action for Friday nights home game with Xerez.