Almería: Esteban; Rafita, Pellerano,
Trujillo, Dubarbier; Marcos Tébar, Verza; Suso, Soriano (Azeez 72'),
Aleix Vidal (Kiu 91'); Rodri (Oscar Díaz 81'). 4-2-3-1.
Elche: Manu Herrera; Sapunaru (Mantecón 77'), Botía, Lombán, Edu Albácar; Carlos Sánchez, Rubén Pérez; Carles Gil, Coro, Fidel (Aarón Ñíguez 63'); Manu del Moral (Boakye 62'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 10. Soriano. Got between defenders to head long Rafita cross past Manu.
1-1. 32. Edu Albácar (penalty). After Albácar cross hit Dubarbier on the elbow.
2-1. 45. Verza (penalty). After Sapunaru blocked Vidal shot with hand in area.
2-2. 94. Boakye. Picked up Coro pass and struck low shot wide of Esteban.
Yellow cards: Dubarbier 31', 66', Verza 35', Sapunaru 44', Botía 25', Lombán 55', Rubén Pérez 89', Pellerano 90', Suso 91', Aarón 93' / red cards: Dubarbier 66'.
Newly promoted Almería and Elche shared the points in a 2-2 draw, a result which left both of them on two points without a win to date. For the third match in a row Almería took the lead, Soriano heading in Rafita's centre with only ten minutes gone. Edu Albácar made it all square from the penalty spot after a high cross hit Dubarbier on the elbow, but with the first half coming to an end Verza put the locals back in front with a second penalty after Aleix Vidal's shot hit Sapunaru on the arm. Midway through the second half the home side were left with ten men when Dubarbier picked up a second booking, and Fran Escribá decided it was time to bring on new signing Boakye. Soon afterwards the substitute set up Coro for a shot which Esteban kept out, and with the game in the fourth minute of injury time the Ghanaian striker paid off the first instalment of his fee, beating the local keeper with a shot on the turn to save a point for his side.