Las Palmas: Javi Varas; David Simón, Alcaraz, Aythami Artiles, Bigas, Dani Castellano; Roque Mesa (Willian José 88’), Hernán, Culio, Jonathan Viera (El Zhar 84’); Araujo. 5-4-1.
Levante: Rubén; Iván López, Trujillo, Feddal, Juanfran, Toño; José Mari (Víctor Casadesús 59‘), Verza, Camarasa; Ghilas (Jefferson Lerma 90’), Deyverson (Roger 72’). 5-3-2.
Yellow cards: Deyverson 50’, Rubén 61’, Culio 65’, Juanfran 68’, Iván López 82’, Roque 86’.
Las Palmas and Levante are both off the mark after they played out a fairly eventless 0-0 draw in the last match of the weekend. The two coaches laid their cards on the table when they lined up with five defenders each, and chances were few and far between. Javi Varas was called upon to make a couple of early saves from José Mari, Roque and Araujo saw shots go wide later in the first half, and after the interval the closest anyone came to scoring was when Araujo fired an overhead kick just wide of Rubén’s goal. Not much cheer for the fans though, and it’s going to be a long, hard season for both teams on this showing.