Kenyan midfielder Ismael Athman Gonzalez was left on the bench in Fuenlabrada’s 0-0 draw away tie to Real Valladolid II in a Spanish Segunda B Clash
No action for Kenyan midfielder as Fuenlabrada picks point
By Peter Wainaina | Tue 07 Nov, 2017 07:02

Kenyan midfielder Ismael Athman Gonzalez was left on the bench in Fuenlabrada’s 0-0 draw away tie to Real Valladolid II in a Spanish Segunda B clash played on Sunday 5 November. 

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The point earned saw the team maintain its two - point gap atop of the Spanish third tier after match day 13.

The team coached by former Real Mallorca and Kilmarnock midfielder Antonio Calderon, is on 30 points with Deportivo la Coruna II, Rayo Majahonda and Celta Vigo II completing the promotion play-off slots.

Four Caps

Gonzalez who has been capped four times for Kenya has only featured on two occasions for Fuenlabrada clocking a total of 118 minutes. His last appearance was in the 1-1 draw at home to Union Adarve where he started and clocked an hour before being substituted for Brazilian Matheus Barrozo .

Real Madrid Clash

Fuenlabrada have won three of their last five matches in all competitions with their only defeat in that period coming at the hands of Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 32 first-leg clash, where they lost 2-0 at home on October 26. Gonzalez did not feature as he was left out of the match day squad.

Before the return leg at the Bernabeau on November 26, Fuenlabrada have a home clash against seventh placed SS Reyes on Sunday 12 before travelling away to face Racing Ferrol a week later.

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Gonzalez has previously featured for Las Palmas and Granada. He joined Fuenlabrada earlier this year after an unsuccessful spell with the latter.

Peter Wainaina
Twitter: @naina_naish
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