David Rodriguez Glez, Oviedo. January 8th 2013
Real Oviedo returned to winning ways after beating Real Avilés thanks to midfielders Javi Casares and Manu Busto. The Blues were able to adapt to the potato field that became the turf at Carlos Tartiere, which didn’t stand up to training before the match. With discipline and constant fight leading to Oviedo commanding authority over the pitch they always looked to create chances.
After this victory, the team trained by Sarriugarte moved back into 2nd place, 4 points behind leaders Tenerife. Now attention can turn to another transcendental match next Sunday at 12pm against Fuenlabrada, who are located just behind the Blues in the league table.
In first half Sarriugarte fielded an eleven, which was received with a loud blast after last Sunday’s ridiculous defeat. The match was delayed by 20 minutes because Avilés forgot some of their equipment, but that did not phase Oviedo. The first opportunity was fell to the visitors, in a confusion, Baquero leaving Miguel, face to face with Dani Barrio. The Avilés forward was unable to take his chance, dragging his tame shot well wide. The match passed with blue dominance but few chances, until in the 33rd minute Casares tooks a shot from 30 meters that found the back of the net via the underside of the crossbar. By the end of the half the Blues controlled the game and were able to score again but this time the goal was disallowed.
After the break, we saw the same dynamic with a strong Oviedo performance keeping Aviles at bay but for one attempt that went close from a free kick, but Dani Barrio was alert and made an amazing save. Sarriugarte made substitutions and the game was made safe thanks to a second goal, this time scored by Manu Busto, finishing a superb move led by Diego Cervero.
Final whistle, Real Oviedo got their weekly target of three points, sending their fans home happy.
This is the new Classification:
1- Tenerife ______ 40
2- REAL OVIEDO__ 36
3- Fuenlabrada___ 33
4- Leganés ______ 33
5- Avilés ________ 33