Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez,
Ansotegi, Mikel González, De la Bella (Labaka 27'); Diego Rivas (Sarpong
73'), Aranburu; Xabi Prieto, Zurutuza, Griezmann (Ifran 73'); Tamudo. 4-2-3-1.
Hércules: Calatayud; David Cortés, Juanra, Abraham Paz, Peña; Abel Aguilar, Farinós (Sendoa 55'); Kiko Femenía (Rufete 75'), Valdez, Drenthe; Portillo (Cristian 83'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 69. Portillo. Got behind defence to head Kiko cross past Bravo on far post.
0-2. 84. Drenthe. Picked up Valdez pass and cut from left to score with angled shot.
0-3. 89. Drenthe. Ran on to Sendoa clearance and sprinted ahead to beat Bravo.
1-3. 93. Ifran. Latched on to Carlos Martínez cross and struck shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Kiko 10', Aguilar 13', Tamudo 20', Juanra 35', Farinós 51', Ifran 78', Calatayud 81'
The battle to avoid relegation is hotting up, and Hércules showed they are not down and out just yet after a 1-3 victory at Real Sociedad. The Alicante side were under new management after Miroslav Djukic took over from Esteban Vigo earlier in the week, and they matched their opponents for chances in the first half. And with twenty minutes to go Portillo got on the end of Kiko's cross to head past Claudio Bravo, his team's first away goal in over one thousand minutes of football. After that the reinstated Drenthe added two more with good runs before Ifran got a late consolation for the Basque side.