Almería: Julián; Ximo Navarro (Edgar 52‘), Mauro Dos Santos, Trujillo, Dubarbier; Verza (Soriano 28’), Azeez; Wellington Silva, Corona, Thievy (Jonathan Zongo 76’); Hemed. 4-2-3-1.
Levante: Diego Mariño; Iván López, Vyntra, Juanfran, Toño; Simao, José Mari (Sissoko 62‘); Morales (Rubén García 70’), Víctor Casadesús, Ivanschitz; Barral (Kalu Uche 86’). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 17. Barral. Steered shot across Julián on near post from Ivanschitz centre.
0-2. 32. Víctor Casadesús. Got on the end of Morales cross to head past keeper.
0-3. 53. Barral. Latched on to Ivanschitz pass to turn shot in from close to goal.
1-3. 70. Hemed (penalty). After Thievy fell under challenge from Vyntra in area.
1-4. 75. Barral. Controlled Casadesús pass and stabbed shot wide of Julián.
Yellow cards: Mauro Dos Santos 18’, Dubarbier 45’, 58’, Toño 62’, Juanfran 65’, Wellington Silva 90’ / red cards: Dubarbier 58’.
Levante climbed out of the relegation zone to the detriment of Almería after beating the Andalusians 1-4 on Saturday evening. Barral started things off, turning in Ivanschitz’s cross with just over a quarter of an hour gone, and although Mariño had to save from Hemed and Thievy, Víctor Casadesús headed the second from a Morales centre a few minutes later. Some eight minutes in to the second half Ivanschitz controlled a Casadesús centre and ran on towards goal, and although Julián blocked his shot, the ball fell kindly for Barral to turn it into an empty net. The locals were left with ten men when Dubarbier picked up a second booking, but even so they got one back from the penalty spot after Thievy fell in the area under a challenge from Vyntra. Barral completed second hat-trick of the season soon afterwards though after Casadesús set him up, rounding off a result which cost the job of local coach Juan Ignacio Martínez, who was sacked a few hours after the match ended.