An intense match between Las Palmas and Levante ended in a scoreless draw (0-0).
UD Las Palmas drew 0-0 against Levante UD on Saturday in a match that was more intense than full of chances.
García Pimienta's players showed heart to get through a tough afternoon against a rival that demanded a relentless battle during the almost 100 minutes of play. 24,070 fans cheered on their players, who are still in the fight for promotion with five games left in the regular season.
The start of the game against Levante was worrying. Las Palmas, with some changes in the starting lineup and notable absences of Sidnei and Viera, took to the pitch with the desire to take control of the game. The yellow team looked for their way towards the goal of the North Stand, with a rival that obstructed their maneuvers and sent several dangerous messages to the local area.
Twice, Cantero could have put his team ahead with two shots that went very close to Álvaro Valles' posts. Both opportunities were generated with offside breaks and runs towards the yellow area, although not with precision in the shot.
The first attempts by Las Palmas were by Pejiño and Moleiro, but at the 20-minute mark, Marc Cardona claimed a defensive foul in the Valencia area from the referee after falling with his counterpart when he was already in the penalty area ready to shoot. There was no decision on the claimed foul.
Moments before, García Pimienta had to make a substitution because Eric Curbelo was injured. The defender, who returned to the starting lineup, gave way to Álex Suárez to rebuild the last line of defense.
The initial anxiety dissipated as the minutes passed. The game already had traces of the plan outlined by García Pimienta's players, although they could not solve their opponent's defensive tightness. The yellow attackers' shots were not clean because the Granota defense managed to clear the ball before their goalkeeper intervened or the sought-after local goal arrived.
Again, Marc Cardona enjoyed the best chance for the island team by receiving an excellent pass from Sandro at the penalty spot. The striker had difficulty controlling the ball, giving the defenders time to clear the attempt.
The second half started with another scare when Iborra headed a free-kick from his teammate Campaña wide. In reality, a similar period to the previous one was being written, with the weight of the game on UD Las Palmas and strong containment by the opposing team.
The appearance of Álvaro Jiménez in the game offered greater symmetry in the Gran Canaria advances. Between the Cordovan, Sandro, and Moleiro, they created the best advances of a second half where the 0-0 scoreline did not change, as a fairer share of points.