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REVIEW: LAS PALMAS ATLÉTICO 0 – FABRIL 0 (SEGUNDA B)

09 Apr 2019
A worthless point for a Fabril hat played a decent game, but that lacked more ambition against a desperate rival in a similar situation. Mujaid returned to the team.

BEFORE THE GAME
Coach Luisito was having the casualties of Carlos López and Víctor García, duo that was suspended. It called the attention the presence of Mujaid Sadick, who has spent the season at Juvenil A due to disciplinary reasons. He was a starter and the coach made massive changes at the lineup.

The formation was a 4-2-3-1. Pedro López was the starting goalie, Quique Fornos covered the right side in defence, Lucas Viña played on the left, Mujaid and Raúl González played at the centre. The centre midfielders were Iago Gandoy and Salles-Lamonge. Carlos Ramírez ‘Leto’ attacked from the right wing, Ignacio Abeledo did it from the left, Jonathan Montiel was the playmaker and Guillermo May was the centre forward.

Las Palmas Atlético arrived to the game as the team in the playout position, 15 points above the Galician lads so the game was vital for them too. Coach Juan Manuel Rodríguez was relying in Erik Expósito as the main refence in attack, he has played with Córdoba at Segunda early on the season an was now back into the Canarian team.

THE MATCH
Despite what was at stake, both teams faced the game with calm. They tried to have the ball, but later lacked depth to create scoring chances. The first arrival of Fabril came until minute 16, it was a corner-kick in which Salles-Lamonge sent the ball wide. Five minutes later Montiel fired from the edge of the area and his shot also went wide.

Las Palmas Atlético was soft the entire half, it barely distracted a defensive zone that felt comfortable and, little by little, Fabril started to grow. At minute 26 Leto penetrated by the right flank, but his cross wasn’t met by anyone.

The locals continued without reacting, but Fabril didn’t seize the situation as their opportunities were soft. Their next two chances for the visiting side started with a direct free-kick of Montiel that hit the wall and later went out (33’), and in the resulting corner-kick Salles-Lamonge missed the target.
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At minute 37, Abeledo found the ball at the edge of the area and his low shot was blocked by Josep. That was the lonely shot on target in this half, a demonstration that Fabril didn’t capitalize the thick performance of Las Palmas Atlético.

 Las Palmas Atlético improved in the final part, not enough to be dominating the actions, but at least they started to have opportunities. At minute 60, substitute Cristian Cedrés was left alone against Pedro López, but his shot was blocked by Mujaid at the goal line. Four minutes later Fabril’s goalie had to push a strong cross from the same Cedrés.

In the middle of both actions, Luisito moved the bench and Uxío Dapena replaced May. At minute 70, a strong shot from Montiel passed close to the far post. The second modification was the entry of Bicho for Salles-Lamonge.

The best chance for the locals came at minute 76, Juanfer released a strong shot from the edge of the area and Pedro López cleared the ball over the crossbar. It was feared that the Canarian lads were going to push harder within the last minutes, but the true is that Fabril had a placid end of the meeting. The final substitution was the entry of Gaizka Martínez for Iago Gandoy.

AFTER THE GAME
Serious game by Fabril, Luisito made changes and the lads responded with a performance without mistakes and with a couple of good saves by Pedro López facing a team shut down by its own situation at the standings. But it’s also true that the team lacked more ambition as it could have won the game if the players would have insisted harder in offence. Starting on next matchday the relegation could be a mathematical fact, it’s the visit of Atlético Madrid B to Abegondo (Sunday, 17h00 CET)

MATCH STATISTICS
Las Palmas Atlético: (4-2-3-1) Josep – Fortes, Dani, Alex Suárez, Ismael – Josemi (Fabio 77’), Raúl Alemán (Toni Segura 60’) – Gopar, Edu Espiau, Juanfer – Erik Expósito (Cristian Cedrés 46’).
Fabril: (4-2-3-1) Pedro López - Quique Fornos, Mujaid, Raúl González, Lucas Viña – Salles-Lamonge (Bicho 73’), Iago Gandoy (Gaizka Martínez 84’) – Leto, Montiel, Abeledo – May (Uxío Dapena 62’)
Referee: José Caucelo Sace. He showed yellow card to Leto (17’), Iago Gandoy (72’), Toni Segura (87’) & Álex Suárez (90+4’)
Venue: Anexo Gran Canaria

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