Narrow Defeat against the Leader (0-1)

CD Atlético Baleares fell to CD Castellón at Estadi Balear (0-1). Juanma Barrero’s team played a very competitive match against the category leader. The albinegros secured the only goal after a play in the 55th minute. From then on, all dangerous plays were from the white and blue side.

The match began with a minute of silence in memory of the Balearics: Pedro Vives Colom, Maria Teresa Oliver Lujan, and Toni Pou. Also in memory of those who died in the Valencia fire. Once the initial whistle blew, the home team was very well positioned against the category leader. Ramón Vila had to intervene in a shot from Manu Sánchez, while the visiting defense deflected a ball under the posts after a great shot from Rochina.

After halftime, the only goal of the match arrived. From 1-0 to 0-1. Just before that, David Rodríguez came close to scoring, and just after, Villahermosa found a ball to define against Ramón Vila. From there, and with the substitutions, the clearest chances came. The referee disallowed a goal from Nuha for ‘offside’. Rochina also had some dangerous opportunities, but always met a well-positioned local goalkeeper.

With the 0-1, the match reached its conclusion. Now, the white and blue team has two away games from Estadi Balear against a Mérida in good form and against Córdoba CF, a playoff team.

CD Atlético Baleares: Ramón Vila, Campabadal, Ofoli, Josep Jaume, David Navarro, Ferroni, Azeez, Toni Ramon, Shashoua, Rochina, and David Rodríguez.

Substitutions: Raúl González for Josep Jaume (min. 64). Nuha Marong for Shashoua (min. 72). Nana for Azeez (min. 83). Pastrana for David Navarro (min. 83).

CD Castellón: Gonzalo, Manu Sánchez, Jozhua V., Alberto, Iago Indias, Raúl Sánchez, J. Calavera, Villahermosa, Medunjanin, Julio Gracia, De Miguel.

Substitutions: Iosifov for Raúl Sánchez (min. 58). Douglas for Manu Sánchez (min. 58). Salva Ruiz for Julio Gracia (min. 78). Miñana for Villahermosa (min. 91) and Lottin for Medunjanin (min. 91)

Goal: 0-1, Villahermosa, min. 55