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QUARTER FINAL PLAY OFF Ist Leg, 22nd May 2016,
ELCHE B 2 LANZAROTE 0
Two second half goals for the hosts will automatically make them favourites to qualify for the next round however do not forget Lanzarote have not lost at home for over two years.
At the 5pm kick off temperatures at the wonderful Martínez Valero stadium were in excess of 30 degrees and playing on the biggest pitch in Spain against players all under 23 years of age was always going to be a difficult task for manager Adolfo Pérez´s men.
The first half Lanzarote coped well and whilst Elche´s second team dominated possession very few chances were created.
In the second half as expected Lanzarote began to tire against the younger opposition and concentration began to lapse.
In the 55th minute a cross from the right wing by Iván Agudo found the tallest player on the pitch Nuha who is just a few centimetres short of two metres and he nodded home to give his side a 1-0 lead.
The side from near Alicante controlled the match but Lanzarote looked as though they would travel home with just a one goal deficit but in the 88th minute Rojillos midfielder Vladi was caught in two minds on the edge of Elche’s box and instead of having a strike opted to pass.
The pass was intercepted and Elche broke quick and ended up with striker Sory with a one on one against Lanzarote´s player of the year Agoney, Mr dependable produced a fine save and whilst Lanzarote players chased the ball to clear, Elche got to the ball first and crossed it to the far post where sub Sory had an easy tap in to give his side daylight to bring to Lanzarote next Sunday.
The return match in Lanzarote has been confirmed for Sunday 29th May at 5pm kick off. Tactics from both sides will be simple, Lanzarote will have to be careful not to concede an away goal but you can expect to see an attacking display from the home side whilst the visitors will be content on soaking up the pressure and hitting their opponents on the break with the immense pace their strikers possess.