“We were happy and we didn’t know it,” reflected two Tenerife fans days ago on the eve of the Ponferradina visit (Saturday, 7:30 pm). It is that before the Berciano team it was played -until now-, the last game with an audience at the Heliodoro. That Sunday March 8 Tenerife won by the minimum thanks to Nikola Sipcic’s high heel goal before 9,392 spectators.
The health situation was getting more and more difficult and within a few days, mandatory confinement was decreed with the postponement of football among many other activities. Since then, the stands of Rodríguez López have only welcomed a handful of executives, journalists and personnel necessary to open the facility.
With the visit of the ‘Ponfe’ that duel emerges and also the previous ones, which reflect a curious superiority of the visiting team because has scored in five of its seven trips, although as has already been outlined, in the most recent match, the Tenerifeans won.
In the duel before that, played on May 29, 2016, the Bierzo team rescued a point thanks to the success of Raíllo who leveled in the absence of a quarter of an hour the initial goal of Choco Lozano. Thus, the ‘Ponfe’ reached the last day outside the relegation zone, although it finally fell to Second B after losing against Girona. That 1-1, moreover, was Ricardo León’s last home game.
The Ponferradina won on his first visit, in May 2007 thanks to a lonely goal from Pereira. But his most famous and remembered joy was that of the final for promotion to the Second Division, on June 24, 2012 when they won 1-2 with a whole stadium against. The incombustible Yuri and Didar gave victory to theirs and silenced the locals. It remains to be reviewed on January 0-1, 2015 thanks to both Sobrino.
Tenerife was finally able to defeat them on March 23, 2014 thanks to a great Ayoze Pérez who scored three goals for the 5-0 win. Aridane and Edgar Méndez completed the score. Finally, in May 2011, the duel ended in a draw: Nino made the local goal that he already knew his descent to Second B, while Acorán from Tenerife tied for those trained by Claudio Barragán in the 88th minute.