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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 Real Madrid 15 39
2 Barcelona 16 38
3 Atletico Madrid 16 35
4 Valencia 16 31
5 Villarreal 16 30
6 Sevilla 15 30
7 Malaga 16 30
8 Celta Vigo 16 20
9 Eibar 16 20
10 Espanyol 16 20
11 Athletic Bilbao 16 19
12 Getafe 16 17
13 Rayo Vallecano 16 17
14 Real Sociedad 16 15
15 Levante 16 15
16 Almeria 16 13
17 Deportivo La Coruna 16 13
18 Granada 16 13
19 Cordoba 16 11
20 Elche 16 10