He genius of Fer Nino, in the 89th minute, gave Villarreal a pass to the second round of the Copa del Rey in a match in which Emery’s men did not find a way to sink their teeth into the crash nor when they had all the artillery possible on the playfield. The man from Cadiz caught a rebound in the area with his back to the goal and, with no options, decided to shoot a heel that ended the unbeaten streak of a Tenerife that had five consecutive games without conceding a goal.
The first part went smoothly for the locals. Villarreal monopolized the ball and Tenerife waited for it in order. With the lines together. Intense on his farm to start the pressure there. The Blue and Whites didn’t suffer at all and there wasn’t much news from Emery’s either. A free-kick by Trigueros that went high in the 32nd minute. And nothing else.
After the break, the scenery changed.
The yellows stepped forward and hit the gas. The occasions followed one another, but an inspired Dani Hernandez conjured them all. The most dangerous was a point-blank header from Dani Raba in the small area in the 49th minute. And another shot from Bacca 20 minutes later.
Those of Ramis also had some options. A shot from Apeh that went through the roof (56 ‘) and, the clearest for the islanders, in a gallop from Pomares that Rulli took with his feet in the 80th minute.
The epilogue of the quote was tinted yellow. Jeremi Pino headed a pass from Funes Mori to the post in the 87th minute and, just two minutes later, the genius of Nino arrived, blowing up Tenerife’s cupbearer’s dream.