The starting eleven provided the expected novelty: the youth squad Teto debuted as a starter, who went to the far right. To the left went Waldo. The rest of the team was also as planned, even more so taking into account the plague of injuries that Luis Miguel Ramis continues to suffer from. So much so that the coach once again resorted to homegrown players to complete the call. In this way Pablo, David, Ibra and Alassan Gutiérrez entered the list, which was another of the great novelties of the night.
The first minutes of the game were about scoring and fitting the pieces to avoid fissures, which some of Tenerife had in the defensive zone in the first minutes. But Málaga also soon began to have problems in the movement of the ball.
The Blue and Whites realized and warned that a steal and a quick counter could become a very dangerous action. Ramis’ pupils were not mistaken, who in an action of that style opened the scoring. Long ball to take advantage of Waldo’s run, who leaves Escassi and assists from the baseline so that Enric Gallego fired a missile with his left foot. Before entering, the ball was hit by N’diaye, which deflected the trajectory of the ball to mislead the visiting goalkeeper. Great goal for the Blue and Whites who celebrated with rage.
The boquerón team tried to react and their attackers had several approaches that created danger over Soriano’s goal, but no ball forced the local goalkeeper to intervene.
Around half an hour into the game, Tenerife reappeared on the scene to attack Reina. First, Borja Garcés tried his luck, but from the front but his shot went wide (min 29). Then a header from Enric goes away for a bit (min 31).
But Tenerife lost its advantage on the brink of rest. Play very poorly defended by the locals and Álex Gallar finds himself with a gift at the penalty spot that he did not miss. Sipcic failed in his clearance and his teammates did not help either with his excessive passivity. Tenerife continues to give gifts.