CD Tenerife mercilessly crushed their eternal rival in a memorable derby, one of those that will go down in the annals of history. In fact, the blue and white team had never scored more than three goals against the yellow club in an official match. Yesterday there were four and there could have been a few more against a Unión Deportiva that did not appear at any time at the Heliodoro.
Luis Miguel Ramis surprised with the starting eleven. Especially notable was the return of Sergio González to the starting eleven. He had not played since February 10, the day on which a very bad performance of his condemned the representative in Granada. In addition, and also in defense, Nacho returned to the left-handed side. Sipcic and Buñuel were the victims.
The other novelty was up front, where Iván Romero started to the detriment of a Borja Garcés who waited for his opportunity on the bench.
Not even the most optimistic of the place dreamed of such a spectacular start. It was to take a center and Tenerife got ahead on the scoreboard. In the first approach, which originated from the local right-handed profile, the ball ends up walking through the yellow front. Gallego put the gunpowder in his left foot and released a missile that slipped through the squad of a Valles who made the statue. Barely 15 seconds of the clock had been consumed in a derby that was born dressed in blue and white.
But the show had only just begun. The yellows were shocked by the overwhelming start of their eternal rival and Enric smelled blood. In a new start, this time from the right wing, Iván Romero placed a cross in that way that turned the blue and white striker into gold. He hit it as it came and the ball slipped under Valles’s legs. Heliodoro erupted with joy with a 2-0 win that was as deserved as it was amazing. Tenerife had recovered their lost effectiveness with a stroke of the pen and Gallego is confirmed as the black beast of the eternal rival.
Las Palmas was completely knocked out and unable to react throughout the first half. His first and only shot between the three sticks came from Loren in the 22nd minute. The man from Marbella fired from distance and Soriano had no problem stopping the meek ball from the UD striker.
The local team continued to do their thing in the face of the passivity of García Pimienta’s players, who did not exist for the entire first 45 minutes.
In the final stretch of the first act, Elady Zorrilla was injured, who had to make way for Borja Garcés. The North African striker took the lead, while Iván Romero went to the left wing.
The final lace to the yellows came in the final seconds of the first half. A book kick led by Iván Romero and the ball, open to the right, was shot by Waldo. Valles, again underfoot, cannot avoid the 3-0 score and the memorable drip from the blue and whites.
García Pimienta saw the situation so badly that at the break he changed his double pivot from the midfield and also his center forward. Loiodice, Mfulu and Loren stayed in the booth, for Fabio, Kaptoum and Florin Andone to come out.
But not even the changes improved the unfortunate image that the yellow players gave yesterday at the Heliodoro. The blue and whites continued in the second half to be a power hammer that did not let the visitors breathe. Each disputed was won by a local and the Tenerife attack sowed doubts and fear in the flimsy ranks of Gran Canaria.
After the hour of the game, Ramis began to move his bench with the intention of refreshing his team. He had to necessarily change Sergio due to injury, who noticed the lack of continuity. Sipcic pleaded with him. He also renewed the midfield with the entry of homegrown players Javi Alonso and Teto.
Shortly after, another Tenerife native would enter the playing field, in this one the recently renewed David Rodríguez, who was placed inside right-handed. However, he had the mission of covering up the associations of Cardona and Pejiño. With this variant, Teto, who had initially embedded himself on the right, went to the opposite lane.
In an isolated attack and product of the fatigue accumulated by Tenerife throughout the game, Las Palmas closed the gap through Álvaro Jiménez. Minute 80. In this same play Enric Gallego was reprimanded.
Ramis acted quickly after the goal and collected his players. He set up a defense with three central defenders (Sipcic, David and León) and on the flanks Mellot, on the right, and Nacho, on the left. A defensive variant to protect the goal defended by Soriano.
The game entered the final stretch with a comfortable local favorable result, who did not seem to have had enough. He was missing the icing on the cake and Nacho was in charge of putting it on from the penalty spot. Garcés was clearly hunted inside the area, although the referee was slow to whistle it. He had to be required by the VAR and see the action on the field monitor. Nacho asked to throw it away due to his future paternity and none of his classmates objected. The winger fired hard and tight to the post to, for the fourth time, bring down a Valles who yesterday did not even stop the taxis. It was the culmination of a memorable ‘squirt’.