|First Division - Day 25|
Tenerife 1 - Sevilla 1
Aragoneses; Javi Venta, Alexis, Lussenhoff, Basavilbaso; Bassedas (Simutenkov
73'), Martí, Bino (Jordi 80'), Iván Ania; Bicho Fuertes (Hugo
Morales 65'), Bruno Marioni. 4-4-2.
Team changes: Tenerife: No change / Sevilla: Notario, Njegus, Torrado, Víctor Salas for Olsen, Juanmi, Francisco, Olivera.
Tenerife scraped a point against Sevilla, their second 1-1 draw in a row, thanks to an injury time goal from Jordi. Only a month ago the midfielder was close to moving on loan to Jaén as there was no place for him in Pepe Mel's side. However he probably saved his manager's job with a last minute strike less than a quarter of an hour after coming on as substitute. Visiting manager Joaquín Caparrós made several changes to the side who could only draw against Osasuna, with Njegus coming in for the suspended Javi Navarro and Víctor replacing Olivera, who was left out of the squad as a punishment for criticising his boss after being substituted late in that game. Mexico's captain Torrado came in for his first start since joining a couple of weeks ago, and Reyes was still not fit after his horrendous accident a week or so ago.
The visitors took the lead with a hotly disputed penalty a quarter of an hour into the game after Tomás fell rather too easily under the challenge of Lussenhoff and Javi Venta, Moisés converting the spot kick for his eleventh league goal of the season. After that though the Andalucians regrouped in their own half to defend their lead' with Notario returning to the side after injury making some great saves, especially from Marioni and Lussenhoff before half time and substitute Hugo Morales after. Tomás tried for another penalty and Marioni did the same a couple of times at the other end, but referee Pérez Burrull had taken the bait once and was not going to fall for the old trick a second time. Then came Jordi's saving grace, and Tenerife at least saved a point to keep them in touch, even though they drop to the bottom of the table thanks to Real Sociedad's win in one of the closest league's in years. Sevilla lose out on the chance to join the gang of eight at the top, but they stay in a more than acceptable ninth position, which is a lot more than they could have expected at the start of the season.