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First Division - Day 19

Elche 1 - Levante 0

Elche: Tyton; Damián Suárez, Enzo Roco, Pelegrín, Cisma; Pasalic (Gálvez 79’), Adrián González; Víctor Rodríguez (Coro 82’), Fajr, Aarón Ñíguez (Alvaro Giménez 66‘); Jonathas. 4-2-3-1.
Levante: Diego Mariño; Iván López, David Navarro, Vyntra, Juanfran; Camarasa, Simao (Ivanschitz 80‘); Morales, El Zhar (Rafael Martins 76’), Rubén García (Xumetra 76‘); Víctor Casadesús. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 12. Jonathas. Steered header wide of Mariño from long Aarón Ñíguez cross.

Yellow cards: Vyntra 20’, Enzo Roco 23’, Camarasa 51’, Simao 63’, Damián Suárez 71’, Adrián González 90’ / red cards: David Navarro 06’.

Elche moved out of the relegation spots to the detriment of Almería after beating fellow strugglers Levante 1-0 in one of the last games of the weekend. The turning point of the game came in the sixth minute, David Navarro getting himself sent off for punching Pelegrín in an off the ball incident. Diego Mariño saved Fayçal Fjar’s resulting free kick, but just five minutes later Jonathas got on the end of a long Aarón Ñíguez cross to head the opener past the keeper. Mariño kept out a Víctor Rodríguez header soon afterwards, and then saved a Fjar penalty after Vyntra was ruled to have fouled Jonathas later on the first half, and a few minutes after the interval he was called upon again to stop another header from Jonathas. The visitors had chances of their own however after the restart, Morales firing a shot just wide of the post, and Tyton saving a second penalty after Damián Suárez handled the ball in the area, but after a seventh game in a row without a win, they ended the day down in next to bottom spot.