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Spanish Primera BBVA

Manuel Martinez Valero (ATT 20,025) 31st August 2014 - Kick off 22:00 Ref: Gallego Garcia

Elche Elche vs Granada Granada

Elche 1

D Lomban (90+1)


Granada 1

Fran Rico (82)

Primera Liga: Elche grab 1-1 draw with Granada after late drama

Last Updated: 01/09/14 10:59am

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David Lomban: Rescued a late point for Elche

David Lomban: Rescued a late point for Elche

Elche grabbed a 1-1 draw with Granada in a Primera Division clash that burst into life late on.

Both teams had chances in a goalless first half but the second looked to be petering out into stalemate, only for Fran Rico to give the visitors an 82nd-minute lead.

However, Elche found a response and David Lomban equalised at the death.

Elche's Edu Albacar had an early header tipped over by Roberto Fernandez and they went close again four minutes later when Cristian Jonathas headed Damian Suarez's corner wide.

Isaac Success had Granada's first real effort but his 20-yard strike flashed wide.

Garry Rodrigues tested Roberto with a left-foot attempt after Piti's corner was not properly cleared, but the keeper was equal to the task.

Granada grew into the game as the first half went on and Youssef El Arabi drew a close-range save from Przemyslaw Tyton.

The Poland international then also tipped Jonathas' shot around the post before Enzo Roco fired over from the resulting corner to leave the scoreline goalless at half-time.

The second half became scrappy, with Elche's Suarez and Rodrigues and Granada's Rico and Ruben Rochina all booked before the hour mark.

It was almost into the last 10 minutes before Granada were able to break their hosts down, but Dimitri Foulquier dragged his shot wide.

There was no such mistake from Rico two minutes later, though, the midfielder slotting home from six yards after being set up by Success.

But having fallen behind, Elche finally showed as an attacking force once more and snatched an equaliser in the first minute of injury time.

Albacar was the provider, crossing from the left for Lomban to finish at the far post.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18