Grey, miserable and no sign of any goals 

CD Mirandés 0   CD Tenerife 0

MIRANDÉS and Tenerife shared the points in Anduva, following a grey, miserable match in which both teams preferred to defend rather than attack.

It was the first time Mirandés had failed to score at home this season, yet they had enough chances in the final stretch to have added three points to their tally. But Tenerife, who dominated possession and had some close chances, were left asking how they hadn’t won.

The visiting team started better, with López Garai’s men taking control, and trying to break through the Mirandés defence, but to no avail.

Tenerife used Milla to run the match, but the lack of depth and chances were evident because they didn’t really threaten Mirandés keeper Limones, who was able to enjoy a relaxing afternoon!

Mirandés themselves, who were even worse, just couldn’t combine fluently. Star player Marcos André barely came into play in the first half, except for a timid attempt at Ortolá, and they lacked flair whenever they got near the CDT area.

And, until Nahuel appeared after half-an-hour, there hadn’t really been any decent chances. But he actually forced a save from the home keeper, which was something for the small group of away fans to cheer about. In the next play, Malbasic had the ball in Limones net, only to see it ruled out for offside.

Garai attempted to force something to happen by taking off Bermejo and replacing him with Miérez on the left wing, but without success. And the second half wasn’t much better when it came to football.

Tenerife continued to push, and Borja Lasso tried his luck, only to shoot extremely wide. Mirandés coach Iraola then decided to makes changes by taking off Álvaro Peña to look for something different, using Álvaro Rey’s height.

But Tenerife, encouraged by Garai on the touchline, continued to try to attack, managing to get

three-quarters of the way up the pitch, but with no hint of decisiveness into the danger area.

They had a couple of good chances, via a free-kick and a good cross, but again, they couldn’t trouble Limones, who was well-protected by Matheus and Marcos André.

Just before the final whistle, Mirandés had their best chances of all; firstly, with a shot by Marcos André who, after turning inside the area, was stopped by Ortolá, and then from a Rey free-kick, which hit the post in the dying seconds, guaranteeing a 0-0 stalemate.

An away point is better than none, and Tenerife now sit 17th in the league on goal difference, with three other teams also on 13 points.

But they need an improvement against high-flying Huesca, at home tomorrow (Saturday), because they are in fourth position.



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