Self control See. The therapy of the Messiah to be in the Heliodoro. Ninety minutes and an internal struggle to avoid the fifth yellow. The captain of UD Las Palmas, who returns on Saturday against Málaga CF (8:00 p.m., #Vamos), is warned of a federation sanction. After the contest against the Malacitanos, he awaits on the horizon the passion contest against CD Tenerife at the Heliodoro Rodríguez López (Saturday, March 18, 5:30 p.m., #Vamos). Marc Cardona and Sandro Ramírez are ruled out for the delirium appointment due to muscular injuries. Losing ’21’ stages a drama.
The genius from La Feria missed the last two games against SD Ponferradina and Andorra due to the flu. This week, he has exercised one hundred percent and aims to start. With four goals and 43 shots, Viera has accumulated 1,629 minutes in 21 games –17 starts–. He has been a substitute four times but the moment of truth has arrived. Malaga, Tenerife, Sporting and Albacete Balompié at the Carlos Belmonte.
The genius of La Feria chains seven seasons without seeing five yellow cards
The coach García Pimienta already took charge of appeasing any debate about the performance of ’21’. «He is a leader, he brings intangible values. It is extraordinary to be able to count on a player with these characteristics,” explained the Barcelonan. He has committed 17 fouls. At this point (matchday 30) last season, the Messiah had seven goals in the championship.
In the spotlight
For the UD captain, returning to the fortress of the Teide ogre is a trip to ground zero of controversy. His last appearance at the Heliodoro was the first leg of the last semifinal playoff (1-0) on June 1. At the end of the ninety minutes, he addressed the Movistar cameras and the sector of the yellow faithful with the famous ‘I see a lot of partying here’. In the return, the midfielder was injured. It lasted just over 40 minutes and UD was crushed by Tenerife (1-2). This elimination ignited the flame of a subscription campaign that exceeded all expectations. With an average of 19,758 fans per game, the subscribers of the pío pío club are around 18,000.
There are twelve days left and the UD has established itself in the leadership –fourteen games have gone by–. Along with Viera, Florin Andone is also alert. The Romanian striker already scored against Tenerife in the first round, to close the festival 3-1. It was the crushing derby, a classic of absolute dominance of the Pimienta formation. The Barcelona coach has faced the Teide ogre three times with a balance of one win and two losses. He has never taken the Heliodorus. The last joy in the chicharrero fiefdom was on January 2, 2022 with a goal from Kirian (0-1).
The Romanian striker is a hot-blooded asset: one booking every 96 minutes
At this point in the competition, the difference between UD Las Palmas and CD Tenerife is 20 points. Those of Ramis are thirteen points behind sixth place, which is defended by Maikel Mesa’s Albacete. They are practically ruled out for the playoffs and have eight rentals with the descent.
Ninety minutes and two players warned. Pay attention to Viera and Florin Andone. Capital pieces to take the Heliodorus. Pimienta’s objective is to present with 60 points in the fiefdom of the eternal rival. There are pending accounts. But first, Rubén’s Málaga arrives with the noose around his neck.