First Division - Day 21

Tenerife 1 - Celta 1

Tenerife: Sergio Aragoneses; Manel, David Charcos, Lussenhoff, Bermudo; Bassedas (Hugo Morales 65'), Martí, Bino, Iván Ania (Xisco 80'); Bicho Fuertes, Bruno Marioni (Javi Venta 52'). 4-4-2.
Celta: Cavallero; Coira, Berizzo, Sergio, Juanfran (Silvinho 46'); Luccin, Giovanella (Gustavo López 46'); Karpin (Jesuli 88'), Mostovoi, Edu; Catanha. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Tenerife: Bassedas for Jordi / Celta: Giovanella, Mostovoi for Vagner, Jesuli.

1-0. 27. Bino. Following up after Fuertes shot blocked by Cavallero.
1-1. 72. Catanha. Controlled bouncing ball to shoot under Aragoneses.

Celta came from behind to draw 1-1 and take a point at Tenerife to stay in the Champions League spots. The Canary Islanders were the better team in the first half though, with their new signing from Newcastle Bassedas coming straight in to Pepe Mel's side and showing some good touches down the right wing. The Argentine international played in a part in their first goal, crossing in for Bicho Fuertes to fire a shot at Cavallero, Bino scoring on the follow up after the keeper could only block the shot. Fuertes was the home side's most active player, bringing two excellent saves out of Cavallero before the goal and seeing another effort cleared off the line by Luccin before the break.

The team talk from Víctor Fernández at half time was inspirational though, and the visitors came out a different side. The manager replaced Juanfran and Giovanella, who was only just back in the side after injury, and brought on Silvinho and Gustavo López. Mostovoi was settling back in after shaking off his ankle problems, and Catanha was starting to get involved after being absent-without-leave in the first half. The Hispano-Brazilian striker levelled the scores midway through the half after Lusenhoff and Charcos both failed to clear, taking him to the top of the league Pichichi table with eleven goals, one ahead of Raúl and Urzaiz. The home side were reduced to ten men three minutes from the end when Javi Venta picked up his second yellow card for a foul on Karpin, and after Cavallero saved the day for the visitors with stops from substitutes Xisco and Hugo Morales, Jesuli shot over the bar in the last minute with the goal at his mercy. Tenerife drop down into the relegation zone below Mallorca.