Atlético B tie in Gran Canaria

Great goal by Noguera not enough for a win

Atleti B draw in Gran Canaria  (El Día de Tenerife)

Atleti B draw in Gran Canaria
(El Día de Tenerife)

Atlético Madrid B travelled all the way to the Canary Islands for the eighth matchday.

The young Rojiblancos took the lead through Alberto Noguera, but UD Vecindario fought back in the second half to earn a 1-1 draw.

UD Vecindario are the lowest placed team in the Segunda División B Group I and are still without a win, but they were the stronger side against Atlético B on Sunday.

The match, played at noon, started well for our B-team when Alberto Noguera opened the scoring after just 20 minutes. The offensive midfielder, who played two games for the first team under Quique, finished off an individual effort with a shot in the near corner.

Some minutes earlier Ruymán had missed a big opportunity for the home side.

Atlético held on comfortably until half time, but after the break Vecindario dominated the encounter. Just five minutes into the second half they equalised when Pollo scored from outside the area after good work by Yeray Ortega and Yeray López.

From that moment on both teams were sloppy in possession and were unable to set up a decent attack. In the final minutes Vecindario came very close to scoring a winner, but Iago pulled off two excellent saves to shut out Míchel and Moisés.

Atlético B have now picked up nine points from eight matches and sit in 10th position in the table. Next week the team will want to improve both the result and their performance when they host Sporting B.

Line-up: Iago; Regalón, César, Míchel, Cantero; Vicente, Cidoncha (“70 Pedro); N’Doye (“79 Roberto), Noguera, Iván (“62 Sergio Marcos); and Collado.

Goals: 0-1 Noguera (“20); 1-1 Pollo (“50)


  • 92

    Hey Derek, is Kader injured or on duty with his national team?, just wondering.

  • 92

    So now I know a little more about Kader, so aynone who’s interested here’s a little info about him.
    He was born in France but apparently he is of Tunisian decent, he played a friendly tournament with the Tunisian U-20 team in March of this year. He joined Atleti’s youth teams in 2008 from Sporting Toulon, an agent from Atleti saw him play and told him that Atleti needed a striker like him. Since joined Atleti, he has been progressing rapidly, he started with the juvenil, then got promoted to the C-team, and now he is B-team, according to his coaches, he is a very polyvalent player, he can play as a CF, SS, on both wings and as a midfielder, they’ve also said that he is a very skilled player.
    But now that he’s been promoted to the B-team, he’s been playing as a RB, which is obviously not his preffered position, honestly, I think that Serbia Milinko Pantić is doing wrong in positioning as a RB, something Kader is not used to, for what I’ve found out I think Kader has what it takes to break into the first team of Atletico, and I would love to see him make his debut and suceed with Atleti, because he deserves it.

  • 92

    Hey guys, just found out a heartwarming story about Gonzalo Blanco, a young keeper canterano, who suffered two brain tumors which he overcame succesfully, I’m very happy to hear such touching story, if you want to read it c0mpletely, here’s the link but is in spanish is a Marca article
    http://www.marca.com/2011/10/08/futbol/equipos/atletico/1318083701.html#comentarios. I encourage all fans to read it, it’s really touching.

  • Derek Maaijen

    The Gonzalo Blanco story truly is very touching and inspiring

  • 92, Kader is a decent player but I can’t see him ever going further than the B-team. From what I know he was only recently moved to right-back and previously played as a striker, so still relatively new to being a defender. In games I’ve seen he’s looked inexperienced and quite naive defensively at times, but he is good on the ball and gets forward well. Against Oviedo the other week he scored a great goal but also cost the team with defensive mistakes. Because of his age he *could* be one to watch though, if you look on MadridAtleticos I wrote a bit on him there. Thanks

  • Ringo

    Well, the Dutch Gregory van der Wiel has a similar story, and he’s the first RB for the Netherlands, so there is some hope for the lad.

  • 92

    Thanks for the info Billy, I appreciate it, and of course I’ll be happy to check your articles.
    @Ringo, yeah hopefully Kader can follow van der Wiel steps.