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0-3: BIG AWAY WIN IN GRANADA

11 November, 2018

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Cirio, Rodado and Chavero give Ibiza the three points at one of the toughest grounds in the division.

Ibiza got a vital win at one of the hardest grounds to go to in Segunda División B – Group 4. Ibiza’s first half performance was one of their best halves of the season so far with Andrés Palop’s team going in at the break three goals up.

The match started with Ibiza on the front foot straight from kick-off. A Chavero shot from distance was blocked by the opposition ‘keeper but Sergio Cirio, as alert as ever, was first to the rebound and he slotted home to put Ibiza ahead in the fourth minute of the game. With the early goal stunning the hosts, Ibiza looked to mix up their game. Short passing was punctuated by occasional intelligent balls over the top of the defence, meaning that the Ibiza midfielders began to find more space in the final third. One such long pass from Verdú was brought down brilliantly by Rodado, the young striker turned and drove into the box, lashing his finish past the ‘keeper into the far corner.

Before the half-hour mark, Ibiza were three ahead. Rodado was brought down in the box and Chavero stepped up to hammer an unstoppable penalty into the roof of the net.

The second half saw an increasingly stretched game with the home side looking to get forward and get back into the game. However, Ibiza were organised and committed in defence, with Álex making a couple of crucial saves, one of which was a world class save to send what seemed a certain goal over the bar and out for a corner. Ibiza had chances to increase their lead, but the match ended in a 0-3 away win for Andrés Palop’s side. An important win for a squad who will now focus on next week’s match at Can Misses against Don Benito.

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