Elche 1-0 Levante – The Frogs suffer at the hands of Elche as home team is triumphant

This result takes Fran Escriba's squad to 30 points in the competition
Elche vs. Levante
Jose Montes

Jose Montes

If you read Jose’s writing, you would never think that he is anything but professional. However, he is the joker of our team.

Elche beat Levante with a thumping 1-0 victory on Saturday at Estadio Martínez Valero. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Elche were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Osasuna. Levante were beaten 5-1 in the previous match against Villarreal. As it stands, Elche and Levante sit 16th, (30 points) and 12th, (38 points), in the table respectively, after 32 matches.

Elche started strongly in the first half, thanks to Lucas Boye giving Elche the lead at the 32 minute mark, finalising the first half 1-0. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 1-0.

For Elche, Josan, Omenuke Mfulu, Miguel Cifuentes and Josema, came on for Tete Morente, Pablo Piatti, Lucas Boye and Fidel. Levante replaced Dani Gomez, Gonzalo Melero, Son, Oscar Duarte and Sergio Leon with Jose Luis Morales, Rober Pier, Coke, Jorge De Frutos Sebastian and Roger Marti.

There were bookings for Johan Mojica, Fidel and Paulo Gazzaniga from Elche. For Levante, Sergio Postigo, Mickael Malsa, Roger Marti and Enis Bardhi saw yellow.

Elche will next play Atletico Madrid at home, with Levante facing Celta Vigo away.

Technical card:
Elche: Paulo Gazzaniga, Helibelton Palacios, Diego Gonzalez, Dani Calvo, Johan Mojica, Tete Morente (Josan, min.70), Ivan Marcone, Raul Guti, Fidel (Josema, min.90), Pablo Piatti (Omenuke Mfulu, min.83) and Lucas Boye (Miguel Cifuentes, min.90)
Levante: Aitor Fernandez, Coke (Son, min.57), Ruben Vezo, Sergio Postigo, Carlos Clerc, Jorge De Frutos Sebastian (Oscar Duarte, min.79), Enis Bardhi, Mickael Malsa, Rober Pier (Gonzalo Melero, min.56), Jose Luis Morales (Dani Gomez, min.56) and Roger Marti (Sergio Leon, min.80)
Stadium: Estadio Martínez Valero
Goals: Lucas Boye (1-0, min. 32)


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