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Castilla lose to Ceuta

MATCH REPORT. 07/05/2023. Mireia Jiménez. Photographer: Jesús Troyano

The reserves don't manage to pick up any points at the Alfredo Di Stéfano, but are still in with a chance of direct promotion.

Castilla suffer defeat on Primera Federación matchday 35. The Whites weren't able to overcome Ceuta, who arrived at the Alfredo Di Stéfano embroiled in the fight to get out of the relegation zone. The visitors took the lead from a set piece through Capa ('19), Pablo García extended the lead in the 67th minute and Mizzian scored the last in the 83rd minute. The reserves, who are already mathematically in the playoffs, still have a chance to push for direct promotion in the three remaining games of the competition. Their first opportunity comes against Cultural Leonesa away next Saturday (5:00pm CET).

The first clear chance came after 10 minutes, when Álvaro Martín headed over the bar from Peter's cross from the left flank. Ceuta let off an early warning shot when Danese's strike from the edge of the area was turned wide by Mario de Luis, keeping out a potential opener. The Ceuta side made no mistake with their next chance and Capa put the visitors ahead from a set piece in the 19th minute. Our team looked to inflict some damage on their opponents on both wings in search of an equaliser. However, Ceuta's defence held firm and the reserve team went into the half-time break behind.

Video.0-3: Castilla lose to Ceuta

The second half followed the same script. Castilla dominated possession, but the visitors managed to extend the lead in the 65th minute through Pablo García, who took advantage of a defensive error as Castilla attempted to bring the ball out. Castilla did not stop battling, however, and had several chances to pull one back, but it was Ceuta that scored again with Mizzian's third goal from another set piece killing off the game (83').

0-Castilla: De Luis, Tobias, Rafa Marín, Carrillo, Theo (Obrador, 46’), Dotor, Arribas, Peter (Nico Paz, 58’), Álvaro Martín (Noel, 77’), Álvaro and Edgar (Aranda, 46’).
3-Ceuta: Gato, Alfonso, Danese, Capa, Alain, Antoñito, Jota (Juan, 70’), Reina (Mizzian, 76’), Selassie (Casais, 85’), Luismi (Alberto Gil, 76’) and Pablo García (Julio Iglesias, 76’).

0-1 (min 19): Capa.
0-2 (min 65): Pablo García.
0-3 (min 83): Mizzian.