Almería: Diego Alves; Michel Macedo (Juanma
Ortíz 71'), Chico, Acasiete, Cisma; Bernadello, M'bami; Corona (Goitom
64'), Soriano, Crusat (José Ortíz 82'); Piatti. 4-2-3-1.
Xerez: Renan; Francis, Gioda, David Prieto, Casado; Moreno, Alex Bergantiños; Calvo (Armenteros 58'), Abel (Antoñito 69'), Momo (Víctor Sánchez 87'); Mario Bermejo. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 89. José Ortíz. Fired shot in to net after defender headed away free kick.
Yellow cards: Crusat 22', Abel 28', Chico 33', M'bami 44', Casado 58', Bermejo 68', Momo 81', Gioda 94'.
A good start for Almería's new coach Juanma Lillo, his side running out late 1-0 winners over regional rivals Xerez. Abel was unable to beat keeper Diego Alves a couple of times early on, but after that the visitors ran out of steam. The game appeared to be heading for a goal-less draw though until club captain José Ortíz came on to volley home a last minute winner, keeping his side three points above the drop zone and leaving Xerez further down at the bottom of the table.