First Division - Day 14

Numancia 2 - Almería 1

Numancia: Juan Pablo; Juanra, Pavón, Sergio Ortega, Domingo Cisma; Nagore; Del Pino (Bellvis 65'), Barkero, Dimas, Quero (Mario 84'); Goiria (Gorka Brit 86'). 4-1-4-1.
Almería: Diego Alvés; Bruno, Carlos García, Acasiete, Guilherme; Julio Alvarez, Juanito (Kalu Uche 63'); Juanma Ortíz (José Ortíz 71'), Soriano (Corona 56'), Piatti; Solari. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Numancia: No change / Almería: Acasiete, Guilherme, Juanma Ortíz, Soriano, Solari for Pellerano, Mané, José Ortíz, Crusat, Negredo.

0-1. 11. Solari (penalty). After Cisma hauled down Carlos García inside area.
1-1. 20. Del Pino. Volleyed shot in to net after Alves pushed out Quero cross.
2-1. 51. Goiria. Collected Barkero's headed pass and shot low past keeper.

Yellow cards: Juan Pablo 13', Ortega 14', Barkero 21', 68', Juanma Ortíz 21', Alves 39', Piatti 59', Guilherme 59', Carlos García 69', Goiria 83' / red cards: Barkero 68'.

Numancia climbed out of the relegation zone after a 2-1 victory over Almería, the first time that the two clubs have met in the top flight. It was a blow for under pressure visiting coach Gonzalo Arconada, who was returning to the ground where he won promotion past season.

The locals hit the woodwork twice in the opening minutes, a header from Sergio Ortega and a shot from Pavón. But soon afterwards Solari converted a penalty at the other end following a foul by Cisma on Carlos García.

Del Pino volleyed home the equaliser though midway through the first half after the Diego Alves could only push out Quero's cross, and Barkero, Goiria and Quero all went close for the home side before the half time whistle.

Goiria got what was to prove the winner in the sixth minute of the second half after Barkero put him through, the referee turning down appeals for offside. Barkero was sent off a few minutes later for a hard tackle on Juanma Ortíz, but after Piatti fired a late shot wide, Numancia held on for what was an important win against a team which could be a direct rival in the fight to avoid relegation.