First Division - Day 11

Granada 1 – Deportivo 1

Granada: Ochoa; Isaac Cuenca, Rubén Vezo, Lombán, Saunier (Boga 66’), Gabriel Silva; Carcela-González, Jon Toral (Kravets 69’), Uche Agbo (Sergi Samper 75’), Andreas Pereira; Barral. 5-4-1.
Deportivo: Tyton; Juanfran, Arribas, Sidnei, Luisinho; Mosquera, Celso Borges (Fayçal Fajr 87’); Bruno Gama, Emre Çolak (Guilherme 75’), Marlos Moreno (Ryan Babel 61‘); Andone. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 64. Andone. Beat Ochoa at second attempt after picking up pass from Çolak.
1-1. 81. Lombán. Forced ball in off Tyton after Barral crossed in from right by-line.

Yellow cards: Saunier 22’, Celso Borges 38’, Luisinho 59’.

Saturday kicked off with the relegation battle between Granada and Deportivo, the game ending 1-1 to leave the hosts further down at the foot of the table, and take the visitors a point clear of the bottom three. It was a tense match, and chances were few and far between in the first half. After the restart Çolak tested Ochoa with a free kick, and Cancela misjudged an easy header from a corner, the ball cannoning off his shin. However some twenty minutes in to the second half Çolak put Andone through on goal, and although Ochoa got a hand to his first shot, the Romanian striker forced the rebound in to the net for his first goal with his new club. A few minutes later Babel got the ball in the net following a corner only for referee Undiano Mallenco to disallow the strike for a non-existent offside, and with ten minutes to go the Andalusians equalized, Tyton deflecting Barral’s cross in to his own net under pressure from Lombán.