Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Canarian Derbi: two islands, a lot of pride and a healthy rivalry

although literally A derby is understood as a confrontation between two teams from the same city.in the case of The leaguefor example, Real Betis-Sevilla FC, Real Madrid-Atlético de Madrid or FC Barcelona-RCD Espanyol de Barcelona, ​​in Spain they are also considered as such the matches of maximum rivalry in which the expensive teams of the same autonomous community are seen. Thus, as some examples, we have the Basque El Derbi between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club or the Asturian one between Real Oviedo and Real Sporting de Gijón, without forgetting one that has the added component of facing two islands. This is the case by ElDerbi Canario starring UD Las Palmas and CD Tenerife.

Till the date, 44 editions of ElDerbi Canario have been disputed in the different divisions of LaLiga. Two in LaLiga Santander and 40 in LaLiga SmartBank, to which must be added another two in the promotion to the silver category in 1950. Tenerife has won 14, the palms another 14 and have drawn the remaining 18 games. In this way, the derby that takes place this Saturday at the Gran Canaria Stadium can serve to unbalance the balance towards one side or the other or, in the event of a tie, keep it as it is.

Of course, this game will be something different because in the memory is the last two clashes between Las Palmas and Tenerife last June in the semifinal of the Playoff for promotion to LaLiga Santander. It was described as the most important Canarian Derbi in history (Tenerife won, who later lost the final against Girona FC), and it was possible to see how, above the defense of the colors, he planned a common feeling of Canarian pride. How do the fans themselves rate this rivalry? Are they able to list good things about the rival? This video explores the opinion of both fans about El Derbi Canario and its importance for the Canary Islands.

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