Clearly Luis Miguel Ramis devised a starting eleven thinking that the next day the rival is UD Las Palmas. That is why Carlos Ruiz, Michel and Álex Muñoz stayed on the bench. Pomares, Bermejo and Sipcic were new. A whole mini-revolution remembering that next Saturday comes one of the most important days of the league calendar for the blue and white and for the yellow.
It cost CD Tenerife to open the can in front of an Amorebieta that conceded little, but above generated less. Even so, after 11 minutes of play, the visitors had a goal disallowed for offside. It was the highlight in attack for a team that as a visitor is not a reliable team.
Tenerife tried to always carry the handle of the game and carry out offensive incursions that intimidated a Santamaría who, in the 16th minute, was stopped, in two halves, by a shot at Rubén Díez. Shortly after, it was Elady Zorrilla who headed off a corner kick. That play would be the previous one to the action that served the Blue and Whites to get ahead.
Whenever you have the ball at your feet Sliding, things happen. So it was in the 28th when the midfielder put a measure to Elady’s head a ball that the former Cartagena headed without too much force, but placed enough for Santamaría to prevent it from entering his portal with some uncertainty. A play in which the Amorebieta goalkeeper was injured and shortly after asked for the change, Saizar entering his place.
It seemed that the remainder of the first half would be placid for a Tenerife that wanted to get rid of today’s procedure as soon as possible. But everything got complicated in the final stretch of the first half when Mellot expelled himself. The side had been the subject of a foul that the referee did not whistle, so the Frenchman took justice into his own hands. When he managed to recover, he hunted unintelligently a player from the Basque team, earning the second yellow of the match. His team was left with one less and Ramis had to admit the youth squad David, who debuted with the first team shirt, because Moore missed the game because he was concentrated with his team. Mellot will also miss the derby.
This play breathed oxygen into an Amorebieta who tried in the last minutes of the first half, although Tenerife knew how to go to the dressing room with an advantage that is short considering that they play with one less from minute 38.