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Marbella claim valuable point to end tumultuous week

Marbella claim valuable point to end tumultuous week
  • Corpas extended his impressive run of form as he put the Costa side in front in the first half

Despite all the uncertainty hanging over club owner Alexander Grinberg after his arrest last week, it was back down to business for Marbella as they took on Jumilla in Murcia on Sunday.

The side from the Costa del Sol claimed a valuable point in a contest that could have gone either way but ultimately resulted in a point apiece.

Both sides were closely matched in the opening exchanges, until in the 26th minute, Juanfran threaded an intricate ball into the path of Corpas who put his side ahead.

This seemed to open up the game and, but for a save from Mandaluniz in the 37th minute, Añón could have doubled his side's lead as he capitalised on an error from Manolo just outside the penalty area.

In the second half, the hosts fought back and ought to have levelled the game through Andrés Campoy who couldn't apply the touch after the keeper had committed himself far from his goalline.

However, the Marbella resistance was broken in the 59th minute when Fran Moreno nodded home a quickly-taken freekick from the right.

The equaliser gave the hosts confidence to continue on the front foot and they created a number of chances, none of which would overtly trouble Wilfred between the sticks.

Marbella head coach said after the game: “It was a very level game, especially in the first half, against a good side. We deserved the draw.”

Los Blanquillos, who sit ninth in the table, face Cartagena at home on Sunday.