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Hugo’s Stunning Save Ensures Marbella FC Avoids Defeat on Rival’s Turf (1-1

March 22, 2024
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Marbella FC Avoids Defeat with Late Goal by Hugo Rodriguez

Hugo Rodriguez scored a goal in the 88th minute, preventing Marbella FC from losing to Cartagena B on Sunday. The match took place at Cartagena B’s home ground, where the hosts ended the game with only ten players. Despite creating enough opportunities to win, Marbella FC lacked the finishing touch they had shown in their previous match against Cadiz’s reserve team.

Marbella FC’s Struggle for Victory

Marbella FC has now gone seven games without a loss, but out of their last five matches, they have only won one, with the other four ending in draws. This has hindered the team’s ability to compete for the top spot and to distance themselves from their rivals in the promotion race.

Match Highlights

At the Mundial 82 artificial turf field, Marbella FC played well against the bottom-ranked team, but a mistake in their ball distribution allowed Cartagena B to take the lead. Marbella FC had to come from behind, which they managed to do with Rodriguez’s late goal, scored just three minutes after a local team player was sent off.

Marbella FC’s Performance

Marbella FC started the game with the same lineup that had won against Cadiz B in the previous round. Cartagena B, on the other hand, showed good ball control from the back but lacked attacking options and had defensive issues. Marbella FC created dangerous opportunities from the start, but their lack of accuracy in finishing prevented them from taking the lead.

Cartagena B’s Unexpected Lead

Despite not creating much danger, Cartagena B took the lead after stealing a ball from Marbella FC’s distribution. De Pedro scored the first goal in the 61st minute. The visiting team’s coach made substitutions, bringing in Harper and Carlos Leon, but they were unable to turn the tide.

Marbella FC’s Late Equalizer

In the 86th minute, local player Djaka was sent off after receiving a second yellow card. Three minutes later, Hugo Rodriguez equalized after a cross from the right. Marbella FC pushed until the end but had to settle for a draw against the bottom-ranked team.

Match Details

The match took place at the Mundial 82 field, with some Marbella FC fans in attendance. The referee, Arenas Mora, booked Nono, Bernabe, Cassio, and Djaka (twice) from the home team, and Juanma Acevedo, Hugo Rodriguez, and Harper from the visiting team. The goals were scored by De Pedro (61st minute) for Cartagena B and Hugo Rodriguez (88th minute) for Marbella FC.

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