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First Division - Day 15

Deportivo 1 – Elche 0

Deportivo: Fabricio; Juanfran, Lopo, Sidnei, Luisinho; Alex Bergantiños, Medunjanin (Wilk 65‘); José Rodríguez, Fariña (Juan Carlos 58’), Cavaleiro; Toché (Pablo Insúa 88’). 4-2-3-1.
Elche: Tyton; Damián Suárez, Lombán, Enzo Roco, Cisma; Mosquera, José Angel (Pasalic 56’); Rodrigues (Aarón Ñíguez 79‘), Víctor Rodríguez (Cristian Herrera 74‘), Fajr; Jonathas. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 21. Fariña. Picked up deflection inside area and curled shot past Tyton.

Yellow cards: Damian Suárez 33’, José Angel 34’, Lopo 50’, Cavaleiro 52’, Bergantiños 56’, Luisinho 68’, Fabricio 91’.

Deportivo climbed out of the relegation spots after a 1-0 victory over Elche on Monday evening. The two teams came in to the match in the bottom two spots of the table after the rest of the weekend’s results, the Galicians looking for their first goal in over six hours, and the visitors without a win in four games. The locals adapted quickly to the rainy conditions, Toché going close with a couple of early headers before Fariña opened the scoring, the Argentinian midfielder picking up the ball on the left of the area after Lombán headed clear a José Rodríguez cross and curling a shot in to the far top corner of the net. Jonathas forced a good save out of Fabricio before the break, but after the restart José Rodríguez could have added to the lead, first with a shot which was blocked, and then with a long effort which came back off the crossbar. In the end however it needed a couple of top class saves by Fabricio to secure the three points, firstly from a shot by Fajr which hit the keeper in the face, and then with a reflex stop from Cisma in the dying moments.