Farewell to Zapater with a tie in extremis for Tenerife


Real Zaragoza and Club Deportivo Tenerife drew 1-1 this friday on the last day of LaLigaSmartBankin a match where the captain of the local team, Alberto Zapatersaid goodbye to the club and that, after dominating the box Fran Escriba for most of the match, tied doubt in the 88th minute.

Zaragoza reached the duel thirteenth in the table, after falling in the Can Misses match Ibiza and has survived since his victory against Cartagena two days ago, with the only stimuli of firing his captain in style and achieving a better final position in the table to help the club, as the white coach said when Wednesday

For the game, Writer Luna, Giuliano, Bermejo and Grau were unreliable, in a line-up that entered the starting eleven as novelties compared to the previous match, Francho, Vada and Zapater himself, in the midfield, and Jair and Nieto, in defense.

Meanwhile, Tenerife stopped at the Romareda unbeaten in five rounds and tenth in the standings, with the intention of breaking their spell away from home, as their last victory away from home was in January, when they beat Cartagena.

Meanwhile, the Tenerife coach, Luis Miguel Ramis, he introduced four new things in the headlines compared to the previous game against Burgos, with Sergio González and León in the defensive line, Larrea, in midfield, and Dauda, ​​in attack.

A typhus at the north end of La Romareda paid tribute to the ’21’ of Zaragoza with the colors white and blue and the inscription ‘Eternal captain’, a first gesture towards shoemaker who had his response in the form of unanimous applause when the ‘speaker’ named the player in his review of the starting lineup.

Soon, a game started with Zaragoza setting the pace and a first warning in the 2nd minute in the form of a shot from in front of Frenchwhich ended safely in the hands of Soriano.

Local dominance continued to be the keynote of the rivalry, with several dangerous incursions from Tenerife into rival territory and with Doubt and Waldo as the main threat to tilefish.

The play that came closest to the goal in the first half came from the right wing, with Baby driving the ball to yield larathat the center is finished yes with a header at the far post, forcing Soriano to show off and clear for a corner.

A shot from a distance Baby which, again, ended with a corner kick and another shot from vada from the right wing they continued to put the chicharrera defense in trouble, although the score remained unchanged.

Midway through the first half the game arrived in no man’s land, in any case, with some dominance by the locals, although the Tenerife got a scare in the 42nd minute, shortly before the break, with a headed corner by Borja Garces that he left for a while

After the restart, the game continued on the same line, with a slight dominance of blanquillo, which was finally realized with the goal of gizzard at minute 50.

The striker from Zaragoza came on to put pressure on Soriano, who failed to give way on the right and his pass was headed into the back of the net by Mollejo. Three minutes later, the striker was again the star with a counterattack from a corner and, in the 56th minute, yes he sent a low shot from inside the area towards the post.

Although Waldo and Dauda Periodically they scare the locals by attacking a certain magnitude, the real danger is caused by the white part, especially in a play started by Bebé, who destroys Waldo on the side and in the center so that the header from in yes He narrowly missed out in ’60.

In the following minutes Zaragoza’s dominance continued, with some more significant occasions as they staged grandson and gizzardwhich ended with a devilish center that almost slipped through the goal.

However, when nothing seems to happen, Jose Angel In the 88th minute, he put in a great pass from distance to Douda that was caught in the Zaragoza defense and solved by a great goal from the Tenerife striker.

In the last minutes, the stadium said goodbye shoemaker, with his change in the 93rd minute, one before the referee blew the final whistle and the spectators spontaneously sang the Zaragoza anthem.

Then came more tributes on the pitch to the captainwho thus bid farewell to the team of his life accompanied by family, friends, teammates and club legends such as Nayim.

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Real Zaragoza: Cristian Alvarez; Carlos Nieto, Jair (min. 75. French), Lluís López, Gaizka Larrazabal (min. 89, Fran Gámez); Baby; Zapater (min. 93, Alarcón), Francho Serrano, Vada (min. 75. Eugeni); Ivan Azón, Víctor Mollejo (min 75. Puche).

CD Tenerife: Juan Soriano; Nacho Martínez, León, Sergio González, Jérémy Mellot; Waldo (min 74. Alassan), Rubio, Álex Corredera, Pablo Larrea (min 61. José Ángel), Teto (min 61. Elady); Mo Dauda (min. 89 Kike Salas), Borja Garcés (min. 74. Selma).

The objectives: 1-0, M. 50: Gizzard; 1-1, M. 89: Douda.

Referee: Fuentes Molina (Valencian Committee). He advised the local Zapater (m. 23) and the visitors León (m. 34), Alexandre (min. 38), Nacho (min. 55) and Sergio Rodríguez (min. 90).

Incidents: The match equivalent to the forty-two days of LaLiga SmartBank played at the Municipal Stadium of La Romareda in front of 23,674 spectators. At the end, a tribute was paid to Real Zaragoza footballer Alberto Zapater, who played his last game at the club.

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Source: La Verdad


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