Malaga 0-0 Levante: Lack of goalmouth action as both sides share the spoils

Malaga 0-0 Levante: Lack of goalmouth action as both sides share the spoils

December 1, 2017 Off By Campbell Finlayson

Malaga and Levante played out a goalless draw in the first La Liga game of Jornada 14 at La Rosaleda.

The result does neither side any real favours with the hosts remaining in the bottom three and Levante just outside in 14th place.

Malaga went into the game after exiting the Copa del Rey to La Liga 1|2|3 side Numancia on Tuesday night whereas Levante emerged victorious after their clash with fellow La Liga new boys Girona, coming through 3-1 on aggregate.

The first half was a case of cat and mouse more than football as both sides chased each other and cancelled each other out without either team forcing the opposition goalkeeper into any save of note.

In fact the real highlight of the first half was the half time whistle with both sides failing to impress.

There was a healthy crowd of 17, 886 inside the stadium on what was a chilly night in Spanish terms with supporters of both sides hoping for something in the second half to heat them up.

Sadly the second followed the same pattern as large amounts of the first half with a severe lack of goalmouth action.

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Despite the fact that neither side could honestly say they deserved to win the game, Levante really should have won it in the 91st minute.

Jose Morales played a pass through to Nano who found himself with a golden opportunity to win the game as he went through one-on-one with Roberto but the home goalkeeper was able to produce a good save to keep the game level.

In the end a draw was most definitely the right result and this is a game both sides will no doubt want to forget.