First Division - Day 23

Almería 3 - Valladolid 2

Almería: Diego Alvés; Bruno, Acasiete (José Ortíz 58'), Chico, Pellerano; Iriney (Corona 46'), Juanito; Juanma Ortíz, Kalu Uche, Crusat; Negredo (Carlos García 82'). 4-2-3-1.
Valladolid: Justo Villar; Pedro López, Luis Prieto, Iñaki Bea, Nano; Alvaro Rubio, Borja (Oldoni 82'); Pedro León, Víctor (Medunjanin 72'), Jonathan Sesma (Escudero 81'); Goitom. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Almería: Acasiete, Chico, Pellerano, Juanito for Carlos García, Pellerano, Mané, Soriano / Valladolid: Iñaki Bea for García Calvo.

0-1. 17. Pedro León. Fired long free kick over defensive wall in off crossbar.
0-2. 22. Goitom. Turned ball in to net from close up after goal-mouth scramble.
1-2. 61. Crusat. Fired shot past Villar after José Ortíz cross deflected to him.
2-2. 70. Kalu Uche. Got on end of long Crusat cross to head in off keeper.
3-2. 78. Negredo. Lobbed ball back in to net after keeper failed to clear.

Yellow cards: Iriney 34', Iñaki Bea 35', Nano 38', 81', Acasiete 44', Chico 67', Luis Prieto 72', Goitom 76', Diego Alves 92' / red cards: Bruno 63', Kalu Uche 76', Nano 81'.

An extraordinary game at Almería, where the locals came back to beat Valladolid 3-2 with nine men. Pedro León put the visitors ahead with a well-struck free kick, and when Goitom turned in Víctor's cross five minutes later they seemed to be on the way to victory.

Crusat got one back after the restart, but the locals were left with ten men when Bruno was sent off for a hard tackle on Pedro León. Still Kalu Uche was able to equalise with a header which Villar could only turn in to his own net, but Uche himself was then sent off by an over-zealous Muñiz Fernández after pushing away Nano.

That appeared to be it, but a few minutes later a gung-ho Villar came to the edge of his area to push away a long centre, and the ball fell to Negredo who played it back over the keeper's head in to the net. An amazing turn-around, and Valladolid's challenge ended when they themselves were left with ten men after Nano picked up a second booking.