First team

2-1. Inter downs Ibiza in a tight and balanced encounter

Image: Internacional de Madrid

The artificial turf of the Polideportivo Municipal de Boadilla del Monte is a tough place to conquer. Ibiza experienced what several teams have so far this season, failing to get a win in the outskirts of Madrid. Instead it was Internacional’s Moyano, in minute 17, and Jaime Siaj, on the stroke of half-time that gave the win to the home side.

Ibiza managed to pull a goal back just after the second half had commenced when Diego Mendoza’s header found the back of the net. Pablo Alfaro’s side then grew in strength and confidence, buoyed by the red card shown to Inter’s Moyano, leaving the locals down to ten men. Although Ibiza was relentless in trying to score an equaliser, the Sky Blues came up just short to return to the island empty-handed. The team will now regroup and focus on preparing the Balearic derby next Sunday, 8 March in Mallorca away to Atlético Baleares.

Match details. Internacional: Felipe; Juanjo, Llerena, Moyano, Simón; Mancebo (Aitor Núñez, 71’), Rubén Ramos (Gallardo, 89’), Del Pozo, Herrero; Junior (Chevi, 59’) and Jaime Siaj. Unused subs: Valero, Nouman, Julio and Dani.

Ibiza: Lucas Anacker; Kike López, Mariano, Rubén, Fran Grima (Pierre, 38’); Núñez, Sibo (Raí, 75’), Pep Caballé; Cirio, Diego and Borja Martínez (Rodado, 46’). Unused subs: Germán, Gonzalo, Arranz and Machuca.

Goals: 1-0, Moyano (17′), 2-0, Jaime Siaj (45′) y 2-1, Diego Mendoza (47′).

Referee: Daniel Pastoriza Iglesias (Galicia), assisted by Gonzalo Gómez Lemos and Gonzalo Villanueva Carballo. Yellow cards shown to Inter’s Rubén Ramos (42′), Felipe Ramos (54′), Simón (63′), and Herrero (67′) as well as Ibiza’s Sibo (56′). Red card shown to Moyano after two yellow cards (61′ and 66′) and Álex Prieto, Ibiza’s physical coach.

Polideportivo Municipal de Boadilla del Monte (Madrid).