First Division - Day 1

Deportivo 0 - Almería 3

Deportivo: Dudu Aouate; Manuel Pablo, Coloccini, Lopo, Rodri; Sergio, De Guzman (Verdú 65'); Guardado, Riki, Cristian (Lafita 58'); Adrián (Taborda 65'). 4-4-2.
Almería: Cobeño; Bruno, Carlos García, Acasiete, Mané; Juanito, Soriano; Juan Ortíz, Corona (Felipe Melo 65'), Crusat (José Ortíz 75'); Negredo (Kalu Uche 58'). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 18. Negredo. Controlled lofted Bruno pass and shot wide of keeper.
0-2. 33. Soriano. Ran on to Corona pass and beat Aouate at second attempt.
0-3. 50. Crusat. Cut in from wing past Lopo and struck angled shot past keeper.

Newly promoted Almería are joint second after a surprising 0-3 win at Deportivo, for whom Lotina was in charge for the first time. Coloccini misjudged a high pass from Bruno early on, allowing Negredo to put the visitors ahead in the eighteenth minute. And Soriano added a second before the break after good work by Negredo and Corona, Aouate keeping out his first effort but unable to do anything as a second shot rolled in slowly off the post.

Crusat made it three soon after the restart, leaving Lopo for dead before striking an angled shot past the keeper, and it could have been worse as Soriano hit the post later on, and substitute Kalu Uche also went close. Lotina brought on three fresh men but to no avail ,and he apologised to fans for the team's poor performance after the match. It can only get better.