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Spanish Primera BBVA

(ATT 27,958) 11th May 2014 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Jesus Gil Manzano

Granada Granada vs Almeria Almeria

Granada 0

J Murillo (S/O 82)


Almeria 2

Verza (pen 19)
A Vidal (pen 84)

Almeria boost survival bid

Last Updated: 11/05/14 8:25pm

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Aleix Vidal: On target for Almeria

Aleix Vidal: On target for Almeria

Almeria gave themselves a great chance of avoiding relegation from the Primera Division with a 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers Granada.

Almeria had climbed out of the bottom three with two straight wins and made it three thanks to penalties from Verza and Aleix Vidal.

That lifted them three points above the relegation zone with only one game remaining and a point ahead of Granada, who had Jeison Murillo sent off.

Granada had the first sight of goal in the 12th minute but Piti's shot from the right was comfortably saved by Esteban.

Seven minutes later the visitors took the lead through Verza's placed penalty, awarded after Fran Rico had fouled the same player.

There was plenty at stake for both teams but it was Almeria who were doing most of the pressing.

Granada had a good spell at the end of the second half, though, with Rico heading over the bar in the 38th minute.

The same player came closer still four minutes later with a shot from outside the box that was very well saved by Esteban.

The hosts continued to look the more dangerous after the break and Tiago Ilori might have done better with a close-range header from a free-kick in the 70th minute.

But their hopes of taking anything from the game were ended in the 84th minute when Vidal put Almeria two up with another penalty.

Murillo fouled Ramon Azeez and then saw red for foul and abusive language.

With Verza having been substituted, Vidal stepped up and found the bottom corner.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 31 75
2 Real Madrid 31 73
3 Atletico Madrid 31 66
4 Valencia 31 65
5 Sevilla 31 62
6 Villarreal 31 51
7 Malaga 31 46
8 Espanyol 32 42
9 Athletic Bilbao 31 40
10 Celta Vigo 31 39
11 Real Sociedad 31 38
12 Rayo Vallecano 31 38
13 Getafe 31 36
14 Eibar 31 31
15 Elche 31 31
16 Levante 32 29
17 Almeria 31 28
18 Deportivo La Coruna 31 28
19 Granada 31 24
20 Cordoba 31 19