Shaq Moore returned to Tenerife’s starting lineup for the team’s second game in the space of three days, helping them fight their way to a tough scoreless draw on their visit to Ibiza in Thursday’s La Liga 2 action.
UD Ibiza 0 – 0 CD Tenerife
Just hours after it was confirmed that the American defender was left off of Gregg Berhalter’s latest national team roster, Moore was called into action by Tenerife head coach Luis Miguel Ramis, deployed on the right side of the defense from the get-go.
Tenerife, who entered the midweek round of games in third place in the La Liga 2 standings, just below the automatic promotion spots, were evenly matched by Ibiza, who are faring well as a mid-table side in their first-ever season in Spain’s second tier.
Ibiza held a slide edge in the game’s flow, having 55% of possession over the 90 minutes, with each team attempting a total of ten shots.
Mateusz Bogusz had the first big chance for the hosts in the tenth minute when his free kick cleared the Tenerife wall, but bounced off the crossbar.
Seven minutes before the halftime break, Moore showed his speed and guile, sneaking around behind Ibiza’s left back and pulling down a long diagonal cross from Samuel Shashoua on the right side of the penalty area, however his angled shot was just wide and flew into the side-netting.
Carlos Pomares came close for the visitors shortly after the break, with his low-shot from distance forcing a diving save from the Ibiza keeper, and Moore did his part to set up forward Victor Mollejo for a 55th-minute shot from the center of the area, which was blocked before reaching the target.
In the end, neither team could break through to muster a winner, with the referee’s whistle confirming a deserved point to each.
The draw drops Tenerife one spot to fourth place in the La Liga 2 standings, still squarely within the spots for the promotion playoff. They have another quick turnaround, hosting 13th-place FC Girona on Monday evening.