UD Almeria Secure Vital Victory Against Elche CF in LaLiga Santander
UD Almería has taken a step towards safety in LaLiga Santander with a crucial victory against Elche CF. The Rojiblancos dominated the match from the outset, with Baptistão and Embarba scoring the goals to seal the victory.
The Match Details
The match began with high pressure from Elche CF, but after the first quarter of an hour, UD Almería found their rhythm and began to create chances. In the 22nd minute, Baptistão scored the first goal with a header inside the six-yard box. The Rojiblancos doubled their lead in the 52nd minute, with Embarba scoring a stunner from the edge of the area.
UD Almería missed several chances to increase their lead, but Elche CF gained momentum in the 90th minute and pulled one back with a header from Ponce. However, UD Almería held on to secure a vital three points in their pursuit of safety.
Team Line-Ups and Goals
UD Almeria: Fernando; Pozo, Babić, Centelles, Rodrigo Ely, De la Hoz, Robertone, Melero; Embarba, Baptistão, and Luis Suárez.
Elche CF: Werner; Blanco, Clerc, Magallán, Josán; Gumbau, John Donald, Fidel; Tete Morente, Pere Milla, and Lucas Boyé.
The Goals: Baptistão (22′), Embarba (52′) for UD Almería, and Ponce (90′) for Elche CF.
Key Observations and Referee Details
The match took place at the Power Horse Stadium with 13,352 supporters in the stands. The referee, Hernández Hernández, booked four players during the match.
UD Almería’s victory over Elche CF has given them a significant boost in their fight for survival in LaLiga Santander. The Rojiblancos dominated the match and created many chances, but Elche CF pulled one back in the closing stages. Nonetheless, UD Almería held out to secure a crucial victory.