Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Botía,
Iván Hernández, Canella; Rivera, Nacho Cases (Eguren 71'); Miguel
De las Cuevas (Nacho Novo 78'), André Castro, Diego Castro (Ayoze 88');
Almería: Diego Alves; Michel Macedo, Marcelo Silva, Carlos García, Luna; Mbami, Bernadello; Vargas (Ulloa 53'), Piatti (Kalu Uche 61'), Crusat (Feghouli 67'); Goitom. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 13. De las Cuevas. Beat Alves at third attempt after previous shots blocked.
Yellow cards: Vargas 28', Botía 31', Marcelo Silva 54', Juan Pablo 75', André Castro 77', Ulloa 85' / red cards: Pellerano 95'.
Almería are now joint bottom of the first division together with Hércules after they were beaten 1-0 by Sporting Gijón, a result which takes the Asturians six points above their opponents in the table. The match was not without controversy though, De las Cuevas clearly controlling the ball with his arm before scoring the only goal of the match in the thirteenth minute. Before that André Castro had headed against the post, but after the goal the best chances fell to the visitors, Mbami shooting over the top and Juan Pablo saving a header from Goitom, who also had a strike ruled out for offside. The local keeper almost let Goitom through after the break, and a defender cleared an Ulloa header off the line soon afterwards. But Sporting held on for an important win which ended Almería's mini-run of three games without defeat.