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Spanish Primera BBVA

Juegos Mediterraneos (ATT 9,781) 30th August 2013 - Kick off 22:00 Ref: A Alvarez Izquierdo

Almeria Almeria vs Elche Elche

Almeria 2

F Soriano (10)
Verza (pen 45+2)
S Dubarbier (S/O 67)

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Elche 2

E Albacar (pen 33)
R Boakye (90+5)

Late equaliser for Elche

Last Updated: 31/08/13 12:33am

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Richmond Boakye: Scored late equaliser

Richmond Boakye: Scored late equaliser

A goal in the fifth minute of injury time by Richmond Boakye prevented Almeria from claiming their first win of the season as they shared a 2-2 draw with fellow Primera Division newcomers Elche.

Almeria took an early lead through Fernando Soriano only for Edu Albacar to equalise from the spot following Sebastian Dubarbier's handball.

The hosts regained the lead on the stroke of half-time when Jose Antonio Verza converted a spot-kick following Cristian Sapunaru's handball.

Almeria appeared to be heading for victory, despite Dubarbier's second-half dismissal after receiving his second yellow card, before Boakye struck to leave both sides searching for their first win.

The hosts almost went ahead in the ninth minute in spectacular style when Soriano's 35-yard shot was tipped round by the post by Herrera Manu.

However, they did not have to wait long to take the lead as they went ahead just a minute later when Ramos Rafita's cross from the right was headed into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal by Soriano.

Elche had not shown at all as an attacking force when they were gifted an equaliser as Dubarbier handled in the box and Albacar powered the resulting penalty home 12 minutes before the break.

Suso shot wide for Almeria while home goalkeeper Suarez Esteban saved Ferran Corominas' header and it appeared the game was heading for the break all-square.

However, in injury time, the hosts were themselves awarded a penalty for handball, this time by Sapunaru and Verza slotted the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the goal.

Verza started the second half where he had left off and Manu was called upon to tip his close-range shot round the post.

Elche responded with Sapunaru's header comfortably gathered by Esteban and Ruben Perez del Marmol firing wide.

The visitors were given a boost when Almeria were reduced to 10 men, Dubarbier sent off in the 67th minute for his second bookable offence when he fouled Boakye.

The striker then came close, his shot from the right of the area parried by Esteban with Niguez Aaron firing straight at the keeper moments later.

It was all Elche now and Almeria were grateful to Esteban after he tipped Corominas' shot round the post.

The game had moved into injury-time when Ruben Perez's shot was comfortably gathered as Almeria appeared to be heading for their first win before Boakye's intervention as he slotted home Corominas' pass into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.

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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