December 2013 Review
Real Oviedo drop points for the first time this season after away draw at Tropezon.
A brace from Cervero helps Oviedo hammer La Liga side Real Betis 6-1 in the Copa Del Rey.
Oviedo maintain unbeaten record and sit 15 points clear of 2nd placed Coruxo.
Real Betis defender Paulao hides his face as his side fall to Oviedo after a 6-1 aggregate humiliating in the Copa Del Rey.
REAL OVIEDO 3-0 NOJA
Cervero (pen, 55)
REAL OVIEDO 1-1 REAL BETIS
(Copa Del Rey 4th Round 1st Leg)
AVILES 0-1 REAL OVIEDO
REAL BETIS 1-5 REAL OVIEDO
(Copa Del Rey 4th Round 2nd Leg)
Angel (4, 59)
Cervero (55, 84)
TROPEZON 0-0 REAL OVIEDO
Segunda Division B1 Table
Player Of The Month - Diego Cervero
App: 5 Goals: 3 Av. Rating: 7.55
Oviedo legend and captain Diego Cervero claims the player of the month award this time around with some spectacular performances in the league and cup.
The 30 year old was crucial as Oviedo beat La Liga side Real Betis in the Copa Del Rey with Cervero scoring two world class goals to put the gloss on a historical result for Los Carbayones.
With 12 goals to his name so far this season, many believe that should he continue his form that he could beat the all-time club record of 119 goals held by Carlos Munoz - who is currently a coach with the side.
The Manager's View
'We continue to press on all fronts as we push for promotion and national recognition. The 6-1 aggregate victory over Real Betis was a very proud moment for me and i'm sure for the players, fans and everyone involved in Real Oviedo S.A.D. We now look forward to the Last 16 draw where we could meet Real Madrid or Barcelona and really test ourselves against the best.'
'We finally dropped points against a stubborn Tropezon side who gave us a real fight. At the end of the day it is not a defeat and that is the positive that I take from the result. We now need to get our heads back up and win our next game so that we can start the cycle of a winning mentality up again.'
'Thank you to all of the fans for their support, you were crucial in our amazing victory over Betis and I know that whoever we draw in the next round you will be there in full fighting voice once again.'
'I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.'
Fernando Ruiz Hierro - Real Oviedo S.A.D.