Almería: Diego Alves; Michel Macedo,
Acasiete, Carlos García, Juanma Ortíz; Mbami, Bernadello
(José Ortíz 81'), Corona (Valeri 61'); Piatti, Kalu Uche (Ulloa
61'), Crusat. 4-3-3.
Hércules: Calatayud; David Cortés, Abraham Paz (Sergio Rodríguez 24'), Pamarot, Peña; Abel Aguilar, Tiago Gomes; Rufete (Kiko 75'), Valdez, Thomert (Sendoa 68'); Portillo. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 37. Valdez. From close up after Rufete played ball across goalmouth.
1-1. 83. Ulloa. Turned shot past keeper after Crusat and Valeri shots blocked.
Yellow cards: Peña 18', Bernadello 42', Rodríguez 42', Aguilar 60', Mbami 87'.
Almería and Hércules drew 1-1 on Sunday evening, substitute Ulloa probably saving manager Lillo's job with a late equaliser for the locals. Almería had been the better side for most of the first half, with Cortes blocking a shot by Kalu Uche on the line, and Calatayud having to save from Crusat, Uche and Piatti. But with eight minutes to go to the break Rufete played the ball across goal, and Valdez turned it in to the net from close up to open the scoring. The home side kept pushing forward after the restart, but it was not until seven minutes from the end that Ulloa was able to beat the keeper at last.