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Atletico Marbella Paradise Suffers Shocking Defeat in Cartama, Faces Uphill Battle to Recover (2

May 16, 2024
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Atlético Marbella Paraíso Faces Uphill Battle in Playoff

Atlético Marbella Paraíso will have to make a comeback in this playoff series. The team suffered a narrow defeat to CD Cártama, losing 2-1 in the first leg of the playoff for promotion to the Primera Andaluza Senior. After a goalless first half, the home team managed to take the lead, but Saber equalized with just fifteen minutes left. A penalty in the final minutes handed the victory to Cártama, who will travel to Marbella with an advantage.

Thrilling First Half with No Goals

The first half started off thrillingly, with both teams creating danger in both areas. In the 6th minute, the home team was the first to threaten Nono’s goal with a good chance from Moto that sent the ball over the goal defended by Nono. Two minutes later, the visitors responded through Gonzalo, who sent the ball over from inside the box.

Second Half Sees Cártama Take the Lead

After the break, the albicelestes started well with two good consecutive chances from Sergio Martín and Marcelo. The home team reacted well and took the lead in the 64th minute, surprising Chechu Rodríguez’s team with a quick short free kick that ended with Moto’s shot at the far post to beat Nono (1-0).

Penalty Hands Cártama the Victory

In the 75th minute, Saber, who had come on in the second half, took advantage of a ball to beat the local goalkeeper and equalize the score. However, the visitors’ joy was short-lived as a penalty committed by Fran in the 81st minute handed Cártama the victory. Nono was able to stop Patalete’s shot from the penalty spot, but the rebound fell to the red player who did not miss his second chance and put the final 2-1 on the scoreboard, giving his team an advantage in the playoff series to be decided in Marbella.

Decisive Return Match in Marbella

The return leg of this playoff series for promotion will be played next Saturday at 19:00 at the Santa María de Las Chapas. Atlético Marbella Paraíso will have to beat CD Cártama to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Match Details

CD Cártama: Manu, Alejo, Nico, José, Manu, Mario, Javi, Moto, Patalete, Fran and Andreu. Substitutes: Francis, Luque, Fernando, Kiko, Pablo, Koke and Jeremy. Atlético Marbella Paraíso: Nono, Fran, Otero, Cham, Sergio Martín, Brayan, Aaron, Juli, Jeremy, Gonzalo and Marcelo Vidal. Substitutes: Sergio Fúnez, Lolo, Fallou, Saber, Vergara, Pedro Paulo and Zoilo. Referee: Comino Méndez. Yellow card: Otero. Goals: 1-0, min. 64: Moto. 1-1, min. 75: Saber. 2-1, min. 82: Patalete. Venue: Municipal Joaquín Martín Díaz de Cártama.

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