Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Colotto, Ze
Castro, Filipe Luis; Sergio, Juan Rodríguez; Pablo Alvarez (Cristian
71'), Verdú (Lassad 57'), Guardado; Bodipo (Valerón 81').
Almería: Esteban; Bruno, Carlos García, Chico, Mané; Juanito, Corona; Juanma Ortíz (José Ortíz 61'), Piatti (Kalu Uche 60'), Crusat (Nieto 72'); Negredo. 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Deportivo: Manuel Pablo, Sergio, Bodipo for Laure, Antonio Tomás, Lassad / Almería: Chico, Juanito, Corona, Crusat for Acasiete, Soriano, Iriney, Kalu Uche.
1-0. 49. Verdú. Fired shot wide of keeper after Bodipo played on Guardado cross
2-0. 68. Lassad. Shot under legs of keeper after Mané failed to cut out Filipe pass.
Yellow cards: Colotto 45', Pablo Alvarez 56', Mané 86'.
Deportivo kept up their push for a return to Europe, and they stay just a point behind fifth placed Málaga after a 2-0 victory over Almería. The game got off to a lively start, with both teams creating chances. The scoreline remained unaltered though until four minutes after the restart, when Verdú finished off after Bodipo played on Guardado's cross.
Midway through the second half substitute Lassad made it two after Mané failed to cut out a long pass from Filipe, and Bodipo came close to third with an effort which Esteban kept out. For once Almería's prolific striker Negredo was kept under wraps, although substitute Nieto came close to getting one back when he hit the post late on.