Barça Atlètic 3-2 CD Castellón: winning start for Márquez

Barca Atletic started their championship season in the best possible way. With three dots. But it wasn’t easy and Castellon were only brought down by a last-minute goal in an actual one-game cracker. Central defender Chadi was the late hero, while Estanis and Ilias Akhomach marked others.

It was the first league game under a new manager Rafa Marquez, who saw his team dominate the start of the game and Estanis capital letter with a nice solo move to the left.

Castellón failed to produce much danger, but still looked ominous on the counterattack. And just before the break, they scored not once but twice, with both goals coming from players with Blaugrana pasts, Dani Romera and Josep Calavera.

There were chances for both teams after the break before Ilias Akhomach swerved in a fine strike from the edge of the box to level the scores.

Both teams then pushed for the winner in an incredibly exciting final. At the very end, Chadi arrived at the end of a bend to claim victory in the most dramatic circumstances, and to the delight of Johan Cruyff Stadium.

The next step is Alcoyano Sundays at 7:30 p.m. CEST.

MATCH STATISTICS

Barca Atletic3
CD Castellón, 2

Barca Atletic: Arnau Tenas, A. Nuñez, Àlex Valle, Dionkou, Chadi Riad, M. Casadó (Aleix Garrido, min. 79), Álvaro Sanz (Carbonell, min. 46), Txus Alba, Estanis (Juanda, min. 79), Roberto , Ilias Akhomach

CD Castellon: Sarr, Manu Sánchez, Óscar Gil, Iago Indias, Salva Ruiz, Calavera (Nacho Gimeno, min. 79), Pablo Hernández, De León (Antón, min. 64), Cristian, Koné (Carles Salvador, min. 79), Dani Romera (Cubillas, min. 90)

Goals: 1-0 Estanis (min. 13). 1-1 Dani Romera (min. 43). 1-2 Calavera (min. 45). 2-2 Ilias Akhomach (min. 66). 3-2 Chadi (min. 90)

Presence: 1,279

Jack L. Goldstein