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Hicham shines on return to the reserve team set-up

Hicham, in pre-season.
Hicham, in pre-season. / SUR
  • The Moroccan winger has missed out on the first-team match-day squad for the last two games

Having not been called up to the first-team squad for the last two games, Moroccan winger Hicham made an instant impact on his return to action for Malaga's reserve side, Atlético Malagueño.

The 20-year-old showed himself to be above playing in Segunda B by being constantly one step ahead of his opponents. This showed in the 20th minute when he gave his side the lead in Sunday's game against Badajoz after some positive wing play by Alberto.

However, after Juande put through his own goal and then Morgado gave the visitors the lead in the 65th minute, Malagueño needed a last-gasp equaliser to save a point.

It was Joel who pounced after a block left the ball in no-man's land, needing just a tap-in.