du LaLiga HPC U16's ended their 21-day scouting camp in Spain with a famous victory over LaLiga Youth League Champions Malaga CF.
The highly anticipated U16 match kicked-off at 10:30am with the du LaLiga HPC taking an early lead, scoring in threeminutes, as Mazloumian crossed in a free kick that connected beautifully with Abdulrahman’s head, sending the ball to the right of the goalie.
Malaga equalized ten minutes later with a chip over the head of goalkeeper Rajai Ardakani and held off the HPC’s attempts until the end of the first half where the whistle blew 1-1.
Going into the second half, both teams stepped-up the pace in a bid to take an early lead but it was du LaLiga HPC’s Elkhamlichi who sent his team to a 2-1 dribbling effortlessly past two defenders and tucking the ball neatly into the back of the net in the 49th minute. Malaga responded in kind nine minutes later with a goal from a we
With all to play for in the last 15mins of the match, Mehdi Elkhamlichi made a run from mid-field and delivered the ball beautifully with an assist to Kareem Mohammed who powered the ball into the back of the net, seeing the U16s into a 3-2 hard-earned victory against LaLiga’s Youth League Champions.
The U18s matched their Spanish counterparts with speed and tactical play in dead heat, ending the first half with a goalless nil-nil. Malaga substituted all 11 players at half time in a bid to gain an edge over the du LaLiga HPC.
Driss Matni almost scored for the du LaLiga HPC team as he feinted a right turn and got around the last Malaga defender, exposing Malaga’s keeper in a one-on-one face-off, but didn't manage to convert, as the keeper edged the ball just outside left post. Soon after, at the 58th minute, Malaga headed in a cross taking them to a 1-0 lead at the final whistle.