Back in England, and back to watching the game on bet365. Today's gamble, 1-1 final score.
One change for the starting line up, Deivid in for David Garcia. Juan Cala with the captain's armband.
The return of 2 islanders to the stadium in which they gave their all, for some to boo and whistle David Simon, i do not understand this.
The first 15 minutes don't bring much apart from a depor free kick hitting a yellow wall and a few minutes later, Vicente Gomez heads a free kick into the ground that rebounds off the bar. Sighs of relief all round. The first real chance for Las Palmas comes from some great closing down from Araujo, chasing David Simon towards the touchline, sliding early and retaining possession. Having laid the ball back to J. Castellano it was clear this was destined for row Z as he stretched to make contact.
0-0 at the break.
3 minutes into the second half and bang. What a hit. Ruiz de Galarreta smashing the back into the top corner from 30 yards. The goals you and I can only dream about scoring.
There's only one word for what followed, a barrage. Cross after cross. With 75 minutes gone we saw Manolo switch the back 4 to a back 3 with wingbacks. Dani Castellano replacing Iñigo and playing left wing back. Was it 3-5-2? It looked more 3-4-1-2...
Chances to put the game to bed came and went, always looking for one pass too many. 5 minutes of added on time and the inevitable happened. A corner, flicked on at the near post and headed in at the back stick. No time to restart the game and it's definitely 2 points lost.
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