Real Oviedo 2008-09

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  1. Cacabolsa

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    Club Deportivo Tuilla ​

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    History:

    11 seasons in Tercera, last 2 seasons finished 6th and 5th respectively. Should have finished in Play-Offs last season after being in the top 3 all year. A crushing 6-0 defeat against Oviedo in match 36 knocked them out of the Play-Off zone for first time that season. Oviedo did the double over Tuilla last year winning 1-0 away.

    Tuilla is the club that Euro 2008 winner David Villa (Valencia) began his career with.

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    Ground: Estadio El Candín
    Capacity: 2800


    Form:

    Currently Tuilla are level with Oviedo with 12 points, like Oviedo winning 4 out of 5 fixtures.
    Only defeat so far been away to current league leaders Langreo. Last week they beat the then league leaders Universidad 4-2 away to overtake them in table. Obviously one of the toughest teams to play in the League and away from home one of the hardest matches.

    Real Oviedo Match Squad:

    Goalkeepers:

    Aulestia
    Iván

    Defenders:
    José Luis
    Rubén
    Dani Hedrera
    Gonzalo
    Iker Lasarte

    Midfielders:
    Sergio Villanueva
    Jaime
    Curro
    Mario Prieto
    Armando Invernón
    André
    Nacho López

    Forwards:
    Matías
    Diego Cervero
    Jorge Rodríguez
    Alex
    Fabinho
    Nacho Méndez

    Newly signed Brazilians (Oviedo were waiting for Passport/International Clearance) Fabinho and Andre go straight into squad.


  2. Cacabolsa

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    Match 6:
    Tuilla 0-2 Oviedo


    Highlights:
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ag6tdDgl_sg

    Real Oviedo: 4-2-3-1

    GK Aulestia

    RB José Luis
    CB Gonzalo
    CB Hedrera
    LB Lasarte

    DM Mario Prieto
    DM Curro

    RM Villanueva (Matías 65m)
    AM Alex (Rubén 81m)
    LM Invernón (Jaime 74m)

    CF Cervero


    Goals:
    5 & 38m Alex

    Team Selection:
    Raúl González brought back Alex as supporting striker against potentially difficult opposition, reverting to the Capello-esque 4-2-3-1 double pivot formation.

    An easy win against supposedily tough opposition. Man of the match Alex among others showed his class with two goals.
    One negative Jose luis sent-off and will miss next 2 games.
  3. Cacabolsa

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    Next Match (Match 7) home to Astur

    Astur Club de Fútbol

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    History: Little or no history. Became a political football when the mayor of Oviedo tried to usurp Real by supplementing Astur, renamed AFC Oviedo as the principle club in Asturias.

    Here is a snippet from an article going back to 2003-04 season when we played Oviedo AFC (Astur) for first time:

    From: http://www.worldsoccer.com/features/...res_67151.html

    "A far greater hate figure was Mayor De Lorenzo. Oviedo's relegation to the Third Division, he decreed, signalled “the end of 77 years of history…. To artificially keep the club alive would be to con the Oviedo fans yet again. This is a bankruptcy the size of a cathedral and the only thing that's left is to sign the death certificate.”

    The man who was set to sign it was the mayor himself. If his words infuriated, his actions had fans in rabid fits, but he inadvertently ended up infusing supporters with the crusading spirit they needed to keep their club alive. His may have been a logical, even realistic appraisal but the fans rebelled – football is not just any old business. Some even saw De Lorenzo's stance as a grasp for the one area of public life in the Asturias region that evaded him: football. If so, he miscalculated spectacularly.

    “We need to start from scratch,” De Lorenzo announced, and he was as good as his word, removing the city council's support for the club and instead throwing its weight behind its other team, Astur Club de Futbol, providing them with £60,000-a-year backing.

    That was just the start. Astur changed their name to Oviedo Astur (Oviedo AFC, in other words), changed their colours from red shirts with blue shorts to Oviedo's traditional blue shirts and socks with white shorts, altered their badge to look suspiciously similar to Oviedo's and even signed a couple of former Oviedo players.

    Astur quickly became known to Oviedo fans – Real (and real) Oviedo fans – as el engendro: roughly, the freak foetus or ugly brainchild, a kind of Frankenstein's monster.

    Real Oviedo fans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. They boycotted council-run fiestas. T-shirts declaring “I didn't abandon Oviedo in the Third Division” sold in their thousands. Oviedo bring-and-buy sales sprung up at the stadium, fans selling old shirts, scarves and memorabilia, with all the proceeds going to the club. A real civic reaction had been sparked, which many local businesses backed – the sports shop that now sells Oviedo shirts on behalf of the club does so without taking a cut.

    And, above all, season-ticket sales rocketed, over 10,000 within a couple of months, soon rising to over 12,000 – more than many First Division clubs and unheard of down in the Third Division.

    As Lafuente, who has recovered much of the credibility lost during his handling of the double-relegation, puts it: “Without the fans, Oviedo would be dead. They knew it was in danger and they put themselves at the front of everything and in front of everything to save it.” No wonder Oviedo have repeated the now famous gesture of the 2001 UEFA Cup finalists, Alaves – the club's new shirt comes embroidered with the names of their members.

    There are a lot of them, too; no solitary “Juan” across the chest. Which is more than can be said for the freak foetus. While Oviedo boast well over 12,000 members, Astur could barely attract 1,500.

    And, having started more or less from scratch, building a squad in little over a week and with a full-time staff of just 10 (coaches included), Oviedo won the Third Division in their first season, finishing ahead of Astur despite the six-point penalty. The play-off defeat was a setback, although off the field the club were working towards solvency, with some success: a sponsorship deal was struck with the Principality of Asturias, of which Oviedo is the capital.

    De Lorenzo realised his mistake – politically, at least – and backtracked. Finally appreciating that he could not beat Oviedo, he changed his posture entirely in the autumn of 2004. To the opposition in the city council it appeared little more than an attempt to clean up his image in front of Oviedo fans. Perhaps, but his shift was vital for the club. Survival was at last secured.

    Having negotiated the suspension of debts totalling £24m with creditors, Lafuente succeeded in persuading De Lorenzo to once again recognise Real Oviedo as the city's representative club. The £60,000 funding was removed from Astur, and De Lorenzo agreed to foot the bill for the Carlos Tartiere, as well as purchasing £40,000-worth of tickets for each game, which would then be handed out to schoolchildren and agreeing to support a share issue to raise funds. Hopping on to the bandwagon, he even made himself a member of the club. “I neither forgive nor forget,” said Lafuente, “but if needs be, I'll pact with the devil if it's good for Real Oviedo.”

    Strange that initial season in Tercera (2003-04) when Oviedo started with -6 points the two teams were neck and neck for most of it, it was widely assumed whoever would finish top would end up with the New Carlos Tartiere as their stadium and for the other team (certainly in Reals case) oblivion. Oviedo AFC who changed their identity completely as stated in article certainly became justly hated as they were blatantly trying to steal everything from Real, their funding, their sponsors, their position, their ground, their supporters, their history, their identity everything.

    With Real Oviedo winning the Tercera that season the hatred died almost overnight for most fans, we had won. There was certainly a bitter dislike but after winning, it seemed Astur should be pitied they had been used as a pawn in a political power game. Oviedo AFC could disappear back into the hole they had come from destined to potter around the Tercera for the rest of time.

    Last season Oviedo won 7-0 at home (Curro getting a hat-trick) and 1-0 away against Astur. Oviedo were champions Astur just escaped relegation.

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    back to the present Astur have 5points from 6 games (13 conceeded) and look like cannon fodder, at the Nuevo Carlos Tartiere their should be a few goals.

    Real Oviedo match Squad:

    Goalkeepers:

    Aulestia
    Iván

    Defence:
    Rubén
    Dani Hedrera
    Armando Invernón
    Gonzalo
    Iker Lasarte

    Midfield:
    Sergio Villanueva
    Jaime
    Curro
    Mario Prieto
    Nacho López

    Forwards:
    Matías
    Diego Cervero
    Jorge Rodríguez
    Alex
    Nacho Méndez


    Missing from 17 man squad:
    Juan Luis & David Farina - long term injuries
    Jorge Valiente - pulled muscle in training
    Jose Luis - suspended (2 matches)
    Fabinho & Andre - drafted into Oviedo "B" (Vetusta) squad

    Last year we won 7-0 with a 3-4-3 formation, whether our manager changes formation remains to be seen. Perhaps the suspension of jose Luis could mean rather than replacing him with a defender perhaps a striker such as Jorge Rodriguez?

    Is Raul Gonzalez likely to throw caution to wind and play a team like this? 3-5-2

    Aulestia

    Gonzalo -----Hedrera----- Lasarte

    Mario Preito-----Curro---
    Villanueva--------------Alex--------------Invernón

    Jorge Rodriguez---Diego Cervero​
  4. Cacabolsa

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    Match 7:
    Real Oviedo 6-0 Astur

    Highlights: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uG5PZoShc48

    Real Oviedo: 4-2-3-1

    GK Aulestia

    RB Rubén
    CB Gonzalo
    CB Dani Hedrera
    LB Lasarte

    DM Curro
    DM Mario Prieto

    RM Villanueva (Matías 66m)
    AM Alex (Nacho Méndez 56m)
    LM Armando Invernón (Jorge Rodríguez 46m)

    CF Diego Cervero


    Goals:
    1-0 2m. Mario Prieto
    2-0 4m. Armando Invernón
    3-0 48m. Jorge Rodríguez
    4-0 51m. Villanueva
    5-0 72m. Diego Cervero
    6-0 75m. Diego Cervero

    Team Selection:
    Rubén González made his first start replacing suspended José Luis at right back, the team and formation otherwise stayed the same from last week

    First Half:
    The match couldn’t have started any better with Oviedo going 2-0 up by the 5th minute. The Oviedo midfield swamped the vastly inferior Astur side. Astur came to shut up shop and absorb the pressure and obviously their whole gameplan was shot out of the water at this early time, they had no answer and just lay down and died. Chances came and went and by some miracle, basically an inspired goalkeeping performance from Edu in the Astur goal, at Half Time it was only 2-0.

    Second Half:
    The second half began the same as the first, two quick goals came and Real Oviedo continued to give their neighbours a masterclass in attacking football. It ended 6-0 with 2 trademark headed goals from Cervero but it could easily have been 10. Astur didn’t even have a shot on goal all match to emphasise the domination of the home side.

    Oviedo finished the night on top of the division for the first time this season after their 6th win in 7 league matches.


  5. Cacabolsa

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    Next Match (away) to Nalon.

    Club Nalón de Olloniego
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    Ground: Estadio Fumea Capacity: 300​


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    Nalon are from a small town called Olloniego 6 Km south of Oviedo.

    Olloniego is on the “Ruta de la Plata” (The silver road) the ancient highway (now the A66) that linked North and South Spain together, originally taking Tin from the mines in Asturias down to Seville and the markets in the South.

    Current form:
    16th position on 5 points, won their first match but haven’t won in last 6 games since.

    They are team that got promoted who hasn’t signed anyone of note to improve an insufficient squad – hence another team that should be cannon fodder.

    History:
    Nothing, never been any higher than where they are now.
    Finished 2nd in Regional Preferente last year to get promotion.

    Nalon Have never been in same league (literally) as Oviedo and they have never played each other before.


    Real Oviedo Match Squad:

    Goalkeepers:
    Aulestia
    Iván

    Defenders:
    Rubén
    Dani Hedrera
    Armando Invernón
    Gonzalo
    Iker Lasarte

    Midfielders:
    Sergio Villanueva
    Jaime
    André
    Curro
    Mario Prieto
    Nacho López

    Forwards:
    Matías
    Diego Cervero
    Jorge Rodríguez
    Nacho Méndez


    Alex picked up an injury in training to join Farina, Jorge Valiente and Juan Luis on sidelines. Jose Luis serves the 2nd game of his 2 match ban.
    Brazilian midfielder Andre makes the match squad for the second time.

    Team selection, Jorge Rodriguez should come in for Alex, straight swap, team as before otherwise.
  6. Cacabolsa

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    Match 8​


    Nalon 0-1 Oviedo

    Real Oviedo: 4-2-3-1

    GK Aulestia

    RB Rubén
    CB Hedrera
    CB Gonzalo
    LB Lasarte (Jaime 46m)

    DM Curro
    DM Mario Prieto

    RM Villanueva (Matías 88m)
    AM Jorge Rodríguez (Nacho Méndez 85m)
    LM Invernón

    CF Cervero


    Goal: 7m Sergio Villanueva

    The team picked itself, sensible continuation of transfer policy rather than the eratic madness of last year.

    Routine win Oviedo getting an early goal but failing to push on and get more. Rarely troubled by home team.

    The team looks (unlike last year) like a team, players have gelled and while Oviedo haven't exactly blown teams away there is an improvement on last years record breaking side.
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    Real Avilés Industrial CF​


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    Aviles are historically one of the bigger sides in Asturias, Aviles being the third largest city after Oviedo and Gijon in Asturias.

    Formed in 1983 from amateur side Club Deportivo Ensidesa.

    Goalkeeper Esteban Andrés Suárez (picuted below) started his career at Aviles before joining Oviedo and playing 182 league games for the club mostly in Primera, currently at top division side UD Almeria.

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    2 Seasons spent in Second Division in 1990s.
    15 Seasons in Segunda B, Champions once, Runners-Up once.
    8 Seasons in Tercera, twice Runners-Up.
    Won the Federation Cup once.

    10 matches in the past between the two sides (8 wins in Oviedos favour)
    Oviedo home record 5 matches 4 wins 1 draw.

    Last seasons matches; home 4-0 and 3-1 away in Oviedos favour.

    Aviles have 2 points and are winless in their last 6 matches.

    Alot of ins and outs in transfer market over the summer including a new manager but so far Aviles have failed to gell as a team.

    Probably at their lowest point in their history, a lower middle table Tercera side, and again should be well beaten again.

    Oviedo Match Squad:

    Goalkeepers:
    Aulestia
    Iván

    Defenders:
    Rubén González
    Dani Hedrera
    Armando Invernón
    Gonzalo
    José Luis

    Midfielders:
    Sergio Villanueva
    Jaime
    André
    Curro
    Mario Prieto
    Nacho López

    Forwards:
    Matías
    Alex
    Diego Cervero
    Jorge Rodríguez
    Nacho Méndez
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    Match 9

    Oviedo 3-0 Aviles

    Highlights
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pQcZgieJWOw

    Real Oviedo: 4-2-3-1

    GK Aulestia

    RB Rubén González
    CB Gonzalo
    CB Hedrera
    LB Invernón

    DM Mario Prieto
    DM Curro

    RM Villanueva (Nacho López 68m)
    AM Álex (Jorge Rodríguez 75m)

    LM Jaime (Matías, m. 84m)

    CF Cervero

    GOALS:
    Cervero (11m)
    Alex (31m)
    Jorge (81m)


    Good performance and good win with the Oviedo forwards all getting goals at present.
    Add the fact that the team has gone 617 minutes without conceding a goal, the team seems to be clicking.
  9. Cacabolsa

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    Next Match (Away)​


    Navarro C.F.

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    Navarro

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    Estadio Tabiella 800 seats 1200 standing​

    Navarro are from Valliniello a district of Aviles in the North West of Asturias.

    History – 13 seasons in Tercera since mid 1990s, top place 8th, historically a lower mid table Tercera side.

    Their veteran midfielder Dani Amieva played for Oviedo in Primera.

    Current form:
    15th position 8 points from 9 matches.

    Last season Oviedo won both matches (home) 2-0 (away) 1-0, Navarro finished 13th.

    A dead cert away win for Oviedo.
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    Match 10

    Navarro 0-4 Oviedo

    Highlights
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=v0yynOPTm7I

    Real Oviedo: 4-2-3-1

    GK Aulestia

    RB Rubén González
    CB Dani Hedrera
    CB Gonzalo
    LB Armando Invernón (Lasarte 61m)

    DM Jaime
    DM Pelayo

    RM Villanueva (Nacho López 67m)
    AM Alex (Matías 75m)
    LM Jorge Rodríguez

    CF Diego Cervero


    Team selection: with injuries to both Mario Preito and Curro manager Raul Gonzalez was faced with a dilema, tamper with players positions moving people into unfamiliar roles or promote youth team players to fill the gaps. last seasons manager would have done the former and inevitabily there was no continuity of selection atall last season. The new manager has the guts and faith to try out the inexperianced players, and he's been rewarded so far. Pelayo is a real positive in a season that is promising much. The key central midfield "pivots" were thus filled by teenager Pelayo and Jaime. The other selection issues faced the full back roles with Jose Luis back from suspension and Lasarte available again after an injury, neither returned to starting line-up with those who've done so well while deputising keeping their places. Against a mediocre side Jorge Rodriguez was brought in to Jaimes left midfield spot, but essentially played as a second striker.

    Goals

    0-1 Cervero 4m (pen)
    0-2 Jorge Rodríguez 9m
    0-3 Pelayo 42m
    0-4 Cervero 58m


    Another match where an early goal settled Oviedo and resulted in total domination, Aulestias goal was rarely threatened and he has now gone 707 minutes without conceding a goal, an Oviedo record.

    Another win makes that 8 wins in a row another Oviedo record.

    10 matches gone in the league now and Oviedo are top.
    3 points clear of 2nd placed Langreo, and 7 clear of Universidad, Llanes and Candas who occupy 3rd to 5th places.

    Match Squad;
    Goalkeepers:Aulestia & Iván.
    Defenders:Rubén González, Dani Hedrera, Armando Invernón, Iker Lasarte, Gonzalo & José Luis.
    Midfielders:Sergio Villanueva, Jaime, Pelayo, Mario Prieto, Nacho López.
    Forwards:Matías, Alex, Diego Cervero, Jorge Rodríguez.
  11. Cacabolsa

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    Good and Bad this week.

    youth team midfielder Pelayo was selected for Spain Under 20s.

    On the other side it is the the 5th aniverary of the death of Armando Barbón another talented young midfielder who died in a traffic accident November 8th 2003 aged 19. A statue stands in Oviedos Nuevo Carlos Stadium to a player who was destined for great things.

    hopefully Pelayo takes up the mantle, another great talent with much potential.
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    Match 11 (Home) Mosconia

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    Club Deportivo Mosconia


    Played 4 times in Tercera 3 wins to Oviedo one draw.

    1 season in Segunda B otherwise a mediocre Tercera side.

    Current form 19th position = cannon fodder.

    Oviedo should extended their record winning run to 9 matches quite easily, and hopefully their goals conceeded shouldn't be added too either!

    A few positives for Mosconia, they beat Universidad 3-1 last match at home plus they have one of last seasons top strikers Oscar Pantin (scored 20 goals for Siero last year.) otherwise useless!

    Oviedo will be missing Matias who broke down in training alongside Mario Preito and long term injuries David Fariña and Juan Luis.

    Curro should be back.
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    Do you change a winning team if players are coming back from injury? can you drop Pelayo after last weeks performance?

    Expected side?

    Aulestia

    Rubén ..... Hedrera .....Gonzalo .....Invernón

    Pelayo .....Curro

    Villanueva .....Alex..... Jaime

    Diego Cervero

    only change, switch Jaime to left wing dropping Jorge Rodríguez, bringing Curro in to partner Pelayo in midfield
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    Match Squad

    Goalkeepers:
    Aulestia
    Iván

    Defenders:
    Rubén González
    Dani Hedrera
    Armando Invernón
    Iker Lasarte
    Gonzalo
    José Luis

    Midfielders:
    Sergio Villanueva
    Jaime
    Pelayo
    Jorge Valiente
    Curro
    Nacho López

    Forwards:
    Alex
    Diego Cervero
    Jorge Rodríguez
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    Real Oviedo 5-1 Mosconia


    Real Oviedo:
    4-2-3-1 (4-4-2)

    GK Aulestia

    RB Rubén González
    CB Gonzalo
    CB Hedrera (José Luis 82m)
    LB Invernón

    DM Pelayo (Curro 46m)
    DM Jaime

    RM Villanueva (Nacho López 72m)
    AM Álex
    LM Jorge Rodríguez

    CF Cervero


    Team Selection:
    There's an old saying that you don't change a winning team, well Raúl González didn't. Curro the best player in this division returned from injury but only found a place on the bench among others.
    First Half:
    The favoured 4-3-2-1 pummelled a very poor side who hung on valiently only conceeding once in the 12th minute. As the half wore on the opposition broke away a few times actually testing Aulestia in goal and against the run of play an equaliser came on the stroke of half time.
    Aulestias and Oviedos record is now 757 minutes without conceeding a goal.
    Second Half:
    Domination was translated into goals, with Oviedo displaying a masterclass in attacking football. The team came out after half time with Curro on as sub and playing 4-4-2 with Alex as second striker.
    A very encouraging display, the new players that have come in have moved the team forward which is the most satisfying thing, the performance is not just down to Cervero and Curro anymore.

    Goals:
    1-0, 12m Alex
    1-1, 44m Jito
    2-1, 50m Alex
    3-1, 70m Cervero
    4-1, 73m Jaime
    5-1, 79m Jorge Rodríguez
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    Match 12
    (away)

    Ceares


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    Unión Club Ceares

    Ground: Estadio La Cruz, Capacity: 1500​

    Ceares come from the ouskirts of Gijon.

    History:
    8 Seasons in Tercera, best finish 9th. Last season finished 12th.
    6 meetings between the sides in Tercera, 5 wins to Oviedo 1 Draw.
    2007-08 Ceares 0-1 Oviedo, Oviedo 1-1 Ceares.

    Form:
    6 games without a win, currently lie in 14th position.

    After 11 games there is a 20 point gap between Oviedo and Ceares, that illustrates the gulf between the bottom half of the table and the very top.

    Ceares are a poor team making up the numbers, there for the taking, on Oviedos current form more goals and another victory should be a formality. Word of caution; Oviedos one defeat of the season so far came against similary rated opposition (no-hopers) also from Gijon, so complacency cannot set in.
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    Match squad - Match 12 (away) to Ceares

    Goalkeepers:
    Aulestia
    Iván

    Defenders:
    Rubén González
    Dani Hedrera
    Armando Invernón
    Iker Lasarte
    Gonzalo
    José Luis

    Midfielders:
    Sergio Villanueva
    Jaime
    Mario Prieto
    Curro
    Nacho López

    Forwards:
    Alex
    Nacho Méndez
    Diego Cervero
    Jorge Rodríguez


    One major change Pelayo is unavailable, due to being selected to play for Spain Under 20s this weekend. An able replacement comes in though, Mario Preito returning from injury.

    Squad as close to full strength as reasonably possible. Solid goalkeeper and defence, talented midfield and 3 forwards who are currently in the goals.

    On a club record winning run of 9 games which shouldn't end this week.
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    Match 12
    Ceares 0-3 Real Oviedo

    Sergio Villanueva (39m)
    Jorge Rodriguez (81m)
    Diego Cervero (90m) ​

    GK Aulestia

    RB Ruben
    CB Gonzalo
    CB Hedrera
    LB Invernón

    DM Curro
    DM Mario Prieto

    RM Villanueva (Jorge Rodríguez 67m)
    AM Álex (José Luis 76m)
    LM Jaime (Nacho Méndez 62m)

    CF Cervero


    Match Highlights
    [ame]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iS5F-hzNYa8[/ame]​

    Mario Preito replaced Pelayo (on duty Spain Under 20s) and Jaime moved to left wing in favour of Jorge Rodríguez who dropped to bench.

    Easy win that showed the massive gulf in class between Oviedo and the rest. Win number 10 in a row.

    Caeres held on for most of first half but as soon as one went in it was just a question of how many, again goals shared around the forwards and another clean sheet. Good day at the office.
  19. Cacabolsa

    Cacabolsa New Member

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    Match 13: (home) Lealtad

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    Club Deportivo Lealtad

    History:
    1 season in segunda B, 17 seasons in Tercera.
    Tercera Champions x3, Runners-Up x2.

    A decent side who should finish in and around the top 4 at the end of the season. Not in the same class as Oviedo obviously.

    Form:
    16 points from 12 games, 6 points from 6 away games.

    Ex-Oviedo players: Caco Moran, Jon Carrera and Armando Quesada.
    The later two joined Lealtad in summer, Jon Carrera spending 7 seasons at Oviedo. Armando Quesada like Carrera had a frustrating season falling out of favour with the manager. The previous 3 years Armando had been top scorer in Tercera.

    Real Oviedo
    - Match Squad:

    Goalkeepers:
    Aulestia
    Iván

    Defenders:
    Rubén González
    Dani Hedrera
    Armando Invernón
    Iker Lasarte
    Gonzalo
    José Luis

    Midfielders:
    Sergio Villanueva
    Jaime
    Pelayo
    Curro
    Jorge Valiente
    Nacho López

    Forwards:
    Alex
    Nacho Méndez
    Diego Cervero
    Jorge Rodríguez
    Nacho López

    Pelayo returns to match squad in place of suspended Mario Preito, again Jorge Valiente makes the squad after longstanding injury but as yet has failed to make his debut.
  20. Cacabolsa

    Cacabolsa New Member

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    Match 13
    Oviedo 3-1 Lealtad

    Alex Garcia (42m)
    Armando Invernón (50m)

    Naya (72m)
    Cervero (90m)

    GK Aulestia

    RB Rubén González
    CB Dani Hedrera
    CB Gonzalo
    LB Armando Invernón

    DM Curro
    DM Jaime (Pelayo 75m)

    RM Villanueva (Nacho Méndez 67m)
    AM Alex (José Luis 87m)
    LM Jorge Rodríguez

    CF Diego Cervero


    Match Highlights:
    [ame]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QV9JAAz3XqQ[/ame]​

    With Mario Prieto suspended Jaime returned to centre of midfield with Jorge Rodríguez winning back his left wing position at the expense of the returning Pelayo (Spain Under 20s).

    Potential Play-off rivals were soundly beaten, an 11th win on trot was never in doubt. Like last week an opening goal took a while to come, just before half time, but as soon as that came any number could have gone in. Goals again shared around, with Invernon impressing along with Jaime in centre. Aulestia conceeded again, he's now let in 2 in last 3 matches!

    The manager should be congratulated with his team selection and his continuity, building a strong unit that looks destined to tear up the record book this season.
  21. Cacabolsa

    Cacabolsa New Member

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    Match 14: (away) Langreo

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    Unión Popular de Langreo


    Estadio Nuevo Ganzabal Capacity 4024​


    History:
    Seasons in 2ª: 8 (best placed 10th)
    Seasons in 2ªB: 15
    Seasons in 3ª: 24 Champions x 5

    Form:
    after being unbeaten for first 10 matches and being early pacesetters, Langreo have lost 3 matches on the trot.

    Langreo should finish top 4 and are a very real threat to Oviedo, in terms of a positive result this match.

    As the pitch at Langreo is a synthetic pitch Oviedo have been training in Mieres on the synthetic training pitch of Caudal this week.

    Real Oviedo Match Squad

    Goalkeepers:
    Aulestia
    Iván

    Defenders:
    Rubén González
    Dani Hedrera
    Armando Invernón
    Iker Lasarte
    Gonzalo
    José Luis

    Midfielders:
    Sergio Villanueva
    Jaime
    Mario Prieto
    Curro
    Jorge Valiente
    Nacho López

    Forwards:
    Alex
    Nacho Méndez
    Diego Cervero
    Jorge Rodríguez

    Pelayo injured so bizarrley he is replaced in squad by the returning Mario Preito, either one misses out each week and is replaced by the other.

    Otherwise business as usual, win number 12 perhaps?
  22. Cacabolsa

    Cacabolsa New Member

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    Match 14
    Langreo 0-1 Oviedo

    Goal - Jaime (16m)
    GK Aulestia

    RB Rubén González
    CB Dani Hedrera
    CB Gonzalo
    LB Invernón

    DM Curro
    DM Mario Prieto

    RM Villanueva (Jorge Rodríguez 68m)
    AM Alex (Nacho Méndez 75m)
    LM Jaime

    CF Diego Cervero


    Match Highlights:
    [ame]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjOLFOeVBEk[/ame]​

    Team Selection - Mario Preito returns from suspension and back into midfield with Jaime switched back onto left, again Jorge Rodríguez drops to bench.

    For a team at home with their aspirations, to finish top 4 Langreo set out to stiffle and defend as the expense of mounting any real attacks. Oviedo swamped them and controlled midfield totally never looking likely to be brokedown by the home side. A 16th minute goal in their first attack perhaps set the platform for Oviedo to take full control, but Langreo never pushed them almost settling for a 0-1 defeat, and damage limitation. A good win against a very off form side.

    It just shows how a settled side improves and builds week on week, as opposed to last seasons policy of tinkering with formations and players positions every week.
  23. Cacabolsa

    Cacabolsa New Member

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    Match 15: (home) Candas
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    Candás Club de Fútbol

    History:
    20 Seasons in Tercera

    Last Season Oviedo won both matches, home 1-0, away 5-0. (never played before 2007-08 season)

    Form:
    5th position with 27 points, so just off the Play-off positions, 12 poins behind Oviedo. Just 10 points from 7 away matches, so away form not good, in 5th place due to home record.

    Cant see winning streak ending v Candas, but then any side can have an off day, but i think even at 50% Oviedo have enough class to beat a side even as high as 5th place in this division.

    Real Oviedo Match Squad

    Goalkeepers: Aulestia and Iván
    Defenders:Rubén González, Dani Hedrera, Armando Invernón, Iker Lasarte, Gonzalo and José Luis.
    Midfielders:Sergio Villanueva, Pelayo, Mario Prieto, Curro, Jorge Valiente and Nacho López.
    Forwards:Alex, Nacho Méndez, Diego Cervero, Jorge Rodríguez
  24. inswinger

    inswinger Moderator Staff Member

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    Location:
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    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Ahoy there,

    I noticed there are not too many visitors on this thread of yours, but great work updating it with Oviedo news and results. Hope they climb back up to La Liga someday (and not just so my Barça can stomp them :D ).

    I think I was once in Oviedo in the early 90s, when they were a top-flight team. Don't the bartenders pour wine from over their heads there? I seem to remember something of the sort...

    So are you native asturiano or lived there awhile or just have a soft spot for north-central Spain? Is there a rivalry between Oviedo and Gijón? Do you support Sporting in La Liga or hate the bastards? ;)
  25. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator Staff Member

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    Location:
    Mission Valley
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Country:
    United States
    Just skimming through these results, Real Oviedo are MONSTERS. Keep it up, would love to see them take their rightful place back in the primera.

    38 seasons in La Liga
    32 seasons in Segunda División
    3 seasons in Segunda División B
    4 seasons in Tercera División

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