Ibiza played for 85 minutes with ten men.
Ibiza missed out on a win at Can Misses in a game that was full of incident. The home side had to play with ten men for almost the entire match against Recreativo Granada and deserved more than the single point that they eventually had to settle for. Alfaro’s team created various goalscoring chances, especially in the second half, whereas the opposition only really came to life offensively in the latter stages of the match.
The match began in the worst way possible for Ibiza. After just five minutes Lucas was shown a red card for handling outside of his area. Armenteros had to be sacrificed as Álex came on in goal. It was a first half of few chances but Ibiza demonstrated on various occasions that, despite being a man short, they were still looking to take the game to the opposition.
When the teams came back out after the break it was clear that Alfaro had encouraged his men to continue pushing forward and looking to break the deadlock. Ibiza dominated possession and put a lot of balls into the box from set pieces and open play. In the end the goal arrived and it was Nuñez whose header from a corner finally put Ibiza ahead in the 78th minute. But the celebrations were short-lived as Granada took just 4 minutes to draw level. The team deserved more for the shift they put in, but had to settle for a point. Alfaro’s squad now focus on next week’s match against Don Benito.