Marbella do just enough to win first home game of the season

The Marbella players celebrate following a goal.
The Marbella players celebrate following a goal. / J. Rodríguez
  • The Costa side were given a scare late on but goals from Saúl and Óscar García ultimately sealed the win

Marbella's unbeaten start continued on Sunday as they picked up a win in their first home game of the season against Castile-La Mancha side Villarrobledo.

It didn't take long for those inside the Estadio Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas to be celebrating their first goal - three minutes to be precise. Saúl was ready and waiting on the in the six-yard box to prod home the inswinging corner from practically the goal line to give his side the early lead.

The hosts, however, soon lost their rhythm, not helped by the withdrawal of Paulo Vítor after 39 minutes. The winger left the field in tears after pulling up with what appeared to be a muscle tear.

The break proved a useful opportunity to regroup and Marbella regained control of the game with half an hour to go when Óscar García converted what was a clear penalty.

There was still time for a late scare, though. In the 90th minute, a seemingly harmless ball into the area resulted in Iñaqui reducing the arrears.