First Division - Day 14

Almería 1 - Sevilla 0

Almería: Diego Alves; López Rekarte, Carlos García, Pulido, Mané (Acasiete 61'); Juanma Ortíz, Soriano (Corona 53'), Felipe Melo, Crusat; Kalu Uche (Natalio 77'), Negredo. 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Palop; Daniel Alves, Mosquera, Fazio, Crespo; Poulsen, Martí; Jesús Navas (Chevantón 91'), Renato (Keita 56'), Diego Capel; Kanouté. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Almería: Diego Alves for Cobeño / Sevilla: Daniel Alves, Mosquera, Crespo, Martí, Renato for Hinkel, Dragutinovic, Adriano, Keita, Luis Fabiano.

1-0. 87. Acasiete. Ran in to head Corona's wide free kick down past Palop.

Sevilla were brought down to earth after their Champions League win over Arsenal midweek, a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Almería leaving them below their opponents down in the bottom half of the table. The hero of the night was local keeper Diego Alves, in the side for the first time in the league as Cobeño was not allowed to play under his loan contract, and he made important saves from Navas and Kanouté before the break and Diego Capel (a local boy from Almería) after the restart.

The turning point of the game came though when his namesake Daniel Alves was sent off for a second bookable offence in the first minute of the second half. Almería took advantage, Kalu Uche bringing a good save out of Palop and heading another chance just wide, and with three minutes to go Acasiete ran in to stoop low and head Corona's free kick into the net. Almería had beaten their regional neighbours, and they are currently the highest ranked of the Andalusian sides in the table.