Marbella bounce back from defeat to Badajoz with hard-earned 2-1 victory over Sevilla B

Marbella's Álex Bernal and Sevilla B's Diego José tussle for the ball.
Marbella's Álex Bernal and Sevilla B's Diego José tussle for the ball. / JULIO RODRÍGUEZ
  • A quickfire double from Óscar was enough to overcome the stubborn resistance of Marbella's Andalusian rivals

After suffering their first defeat of the season last weekend, Marbella responded well by beating a stubborn Sevilla B side on Sunday.

The Costa del Sol outfit knew the pressure was on after their rivals Yeclano had won, and Badajoz, who were the side to end their unbeaten run last weekend, had gone ahead as well in a game that they would ultimately go on to win.

Marbella’s determination and belief showed, and they went ahead with just over 10 minutes gone, when the prolific Óscar redirected a header from a corner with a clever backheeled finish.

The visitors nearly put themselves level a matter of minutes later, when Juanlu went clean through after a defensive mixup, but couldn’t find the finish.

Sevilla paid for their wastefulness shortly after, when Mustafá’s pressure gave Óscar the chance to fire home from just outside the box with the keeper well off his line.

As the hosts began to sit back in the second half, Sevilla grew in stature, and ramped up the pressure on Marbella. Wilfred managed to keep out efforts from Berrocal and Javi Pérez, but Pedro Ortiz’s smart finish from the edge of the box with five minutes to go led to a nervy ending.

Ultimately, though, David Cubillo’s side were able to hold on and pick up an important three points. The victory leaves them in third place, level on points with San Fernando in second.