REPORT | 17/12/2016 | Borja Miranda | PHOTOGRAPHER: Pedro CastilloSensational performance from the youth team, who beat Albacete with goals from Campuzano, Enzo and Valverde.
- 2 Division B Group II
- Matchday 19
Santiago Solari's players played a spectacular first half. They were able to quell their rivals' attacking prowess, showing that they are team that take their defensive duties seriously, and took advantage of their chances in attack to deservedly go ahead at the break.
Campuzano picked the ball up on the edge of the area on 14 minutes, got the better of his defender and unleashed a well-placed shot from outside the box to score for the second consecutive game. Then, with just over half an hour of the match gone, Enzo surprised Tomeu Nadal with a powerfully struck free-kick that snuck inside the post to beat the goalkeeper and bring up the second goal for the Whites.
At the start of the second half, Valverde killed off the clash. The Uruguayan midfielder won the ball back in his own half and, after a barnstorming run, he was through with only the keeper to contend with, and he slotted home the visitors’ third with 48 minutes gone. Albacete cut the deficit with a fantastic header from Héctor Hernández in the 69th, but the academy side closed ranks well and were untroubled until the end, to close out the year with three more points in the bag.
3-Castilla: Carlos Abad, Achraf, Tejero, Lienhart, Hermoso, Valverde, Javi Muñoz (Tena, 78’), Febas, Campuzano (Sergio Díaz, 61’), Enzo (Nikos, 72’) and Odegaard.
1-Albacete: Tomeu Nadal, Álvaro Arroyo, Cristian Galas (Diego Manzano, 60’), Adri Gómez, Gaffoor, Marc Rovirola (Eloy Gila, 46’), Héctor Hernández, Dani, Josan (Eneko Eizmendi, 51’), Fran Carnicer and José Fran.
1-0 (min. 14): Campuzano.
2-0 (min. 32): Enzo.
3-0 (min. 48): Valverde.
3-1 (min. 69): Héctor Hernández.