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Las Palmas denied victory in the 95th minute (2-2)

Two goals by Rubén Castro, one from the penalty spot, looked like giving Las Palmas victory against Racing after they were losing 0-1 and playing with ten men following the sending off of Aythami Artiles, but in time added on victory was snatched from them and they had to settle for a 2-2 draw. Drolé had a fine match and Juan Fernández made his debut.

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31/08/2019 20:50

Las Palmas made a heroic comeback but were denied by an equalizer by Racing in the 95th minute. With a man down they came back against Racing Club with two goals by Rubén Castro and a great performance by Drolé. The game was more complicated than it looked. Racing were bold in their approach and played possession football. Las Palmas made a change to their starting eleven compared to last week; Cedrés, who was back after his pre-season injury, came in for David Timor, who left the club this week. There were two new additions to the bench; Mauricio Lemos and second team striker Juan Fernández. In the 18th minute Yoda put the away side ahead with a swift counter attack (0-1). Just before the goal, Álvaro Lemos tried his luck with a shot from outside the area.

Las Palmas tried hard to recover from the goal. They gradually got into their stride and began to create danger. Following a long through ball, Álvaro Lemos was unable to get on the end of it. This was followed several minutes later by a fine shot from outside the box from Cedrés which bulged into the side netting against a stranded goalkeeper, Lucas, the son of Zidane. Mel's side laid siege on the away goal with efforts by Pedri, Álvaro Lemos and Cedrés, but they came up against a strong back line and goalkeeper. The teams went in at half time with a slender 0-1 lead for the visitors. 

In the second half, Las Palmas took control of the ball against their rivals, who waited for their chance to attack on the counter. Pepe Mel looked for a more direct approach in attack by bringing on Drolé in place of Álvaro Lemos. The Ivory Coast forward was making his official debut for the yellows, and his dribbling and speed turned the game on its head. Soon after Juan Fernández also came on for his debut. Las Palmas had twenty minutes in which to try to draw level at the very least. 

In the 73rd minute Lucas again kept the home team out with another fine stop from a shot by Pedri. Two minutes later Aythami Artiles saw his second yellow card of the evening and Las Palmas were suddenly a man down. Mauricio Lemos entered the fray. Following a long through ball in the 80th minute, Mantovani was fouled in the box. Rubén Castro stepped up to hit the ball home, despite Lucas managing to touch the ball. 

Two minutes from the end a great break forward by Drolé ended with Rubén Castro converting his cross with a clever lob over Lucas. 2-1. Then in the end that nobody in Gran Canaria expected, in the last move of the match, Álvaro Cejudo scored the away side's last-ditch equalizer (2-2).

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2-2 Go Live
  • Josep Martínez
  • Eric Curbelo
  • Aythami C.L.
  • De la Bella (78')
  • Mantovani
  • R. de Galarreta
  • A. Lemos (57')
  • Kirian Rodríguez
  • Cristian Cedrés (69')
  • Pedri
  • R. Castro

Substitutes

  • Jean-Armel Drole (57')
  • Juan Fernández (69')
  • Mauricio Lemos (78')
  • Toni
  • Javi Castellano
  • Álvaro Vallés
  • Dani Castellano
  • Lucas Díaz
  • Abraham
  • Buñuel
  • Alexis
  • Iñaki Olaortúa
  • Ortiz
  • Enzo Lombardo (66')
  • Yoda (84')
  • Cejudo
  • Sergio Ruiz (91')
  • Nuha

Substitutes

  • Alberto Cayarga
  • Germán Fernández
  • David
  • Aristote Nkaka (66')
  • Barral (91')
  • Jordi Figueras
  • Nico (84')

Stadium

Estadio Gran Canaria

Goals

  • 0-1 (19'). Yoda
  • 1-1 (82'). R. Castro (p)
  • 2-1 (89'). R. Castro
  • 2-2 (90+6'). Cejudo

Referee

awarded Aythami C.L. (5')(76'), Mantovani (17'), Kirian Rodríguez (68'), R. de Galarreta (90+6') from UD Las Palmas y Yoda (23'), Abraham (38'), Iñaki Olaortúa (80') from R. Racing Club.