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Spanish Primera BBVA

Manuel Martinez Valero (ATT 19,000) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Carlos Del Cerro Grande

Elche Elche vs Granada Granada

Elche 0


Granada 1

M Iturra (26)

Elche's run ends

Last Updated: 26/10/13 9:59pm

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Lucas Alcaraz's Granada won 1-0.

Lucas Alcaraz's Granada won 1-0.

Elche's fine run came to an end as Manuel Iturra's first-half goal guided Granada to their first victory in three matches in the Primera Division.

Iturra headed home Fran Rico's cross from the right in the 26th minute to snap a downward spiral which had seen them take five points from eight games.

Last week's 2-0 home defeat by Getafe had prompted calls by some fans for coach Lucas Alcaraz to be sacked.

However, they will be considerably happier now although for Elche the match had appeared to represent a good opportunity to claim their fourth successive victory.

Manu Del Moral headed over for Elche in the first attack of the game before Rico's 20-yard shot was blocked by Alberto Botia, the ball going out for a corner which came to nothing.

There were no openings of note before the visitors went ahead, Iturra heading home Rico's free-kick for Granada's first goal in three matches.

Del Moral shot wide before firing over shortly before half-time but the hosts had not seriously threatened the visitors' goal going into the break.

Yacine Brahimi and Jose Recio both had shots blocked for Granada with Carles Gil and Javi Marquez both missing for Elche.

Elche were not forcing anything of note and Granada almost doubled their lead midway through the second half.

Odion Ighalo's shot from the left of the area was blocked by Lomban only for Brahimi to pounce and unleash an effort which Manu Herrera pushed round the post.

Ferran Corominas fired wide for Elche in injury-time but the match ended in a defeat they could not complain about given the paucity of their attack.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 19 48
2 Barcelona 20 47
3 Atletico Madrid 20 44
4 Valencia 20 41
5 Sevilla 19 39
6 Villarreal 20 38
7 Malaga 20 32
8 Eibar 20 27
9 Espanyol 20 26
10 Rayo Vallecano 20 23
11 Real Sociedad 20 22
12 Celta Vigo 20 21
13 Athletic Bilbao 20 20
14 Getafe 20 20
15 Cordoba 20 18
16 Deportivo La Coruna 20 18
17 Elche 20 17
18 Almeria 20 16
19 Levante 20 16
20 Granada 20 15