Almería suffered until exhaustion to stay in the wake of Eibar and keep the point of advantage over Valladolid. Sadiq lacked precision during the game and the rojiblancos did not see a goal until extra time. Rubi’s lanky forward was not the savior this time. That honor fell to Curro, who shook up the game in the final minutes and opened Sporting up the middle with his left foot. to close the meeting.
The Asturian team drowned on the shore, resisting the local attacks on foot until the end. But he could not contain Curro’s final whiplash, who rescued an Almería who did not stretch until he found Sadiq on the edge of the break. The Nigerian demanded Cuéllar and Arnau Puigmal and Portillo were not successful with the rejections. It was the first attempt by the rojiblanco striker, who gained weight as the match progressed. But it was not his day. He failed a hand in hand after 70 minutes and sent a sung goal to the clouds that Ramazani served him shortly after.
It is not usual to see Sadiq fail with the rapier and Almería suffer when their ‘9’ is not fine. But he found a substitute in Curro, who emerged to save the Almería match. Not without suspense. Because he had the 1-0 in his boots up to three times. Borja López first and the VAR afterwards kept it 0-0 until the end. However, the ’10’ from Indál did not forgive on his third attempt with a powerful left foot in minute 91 that unleashed madness in the Mediterranean Games stadium and that is worth three points that are pure gold in the fight for promotion.
Curro dressed as Sadiq and became the local hero in a stake in which Sporting limited its resistance to its defensive work. If it wasn’t the day of the Nigerian, neither was it Djuka’s, another of the great killers Second. The Montenegrin did take advantage of the one he had before the break, but started offside. He then disappeared and was not seen again until the final stretch. This time, in the correct position, he lost the duel against Babic, who made it difficult enough to prevent him from defining accurately against Fernando.
There was no more news of Sporting in attack. Almería pushed with faith and relentlessly until Curro broke the jam and achieved 1-0, which keeps Rubi’s men in second position. The battle for promotion is presumed exciting until the end (Eibar, Almería and Valladolid are in two points). Below, Sporting continues to look with a certain distance (seven points) at Amorebieta and Real Sociedad B, but must begin to add as soon as possible if it wants to avoid last minute shocks.
Borja Lopez (28′, Babin), William Roses (61′, Milovanov), Gaspar Campos (61′, Aitor), I work (62′, Arnau Martinez), Jose Carlos (62′, Gate), Dyego Sousa (82′, Lucas Robertone), Nacho Mendez (82′, Fran Villalba), Campuzano (82′, Jose Luis Rodriguez), Arvin Appiah (86′, Ramazani)
Referee: Jon Ander González Esteban
VAR Referee: David Gálvez Rascón
Aitor (33′, Yellow) Rodrigo Eli (39′, Yellow) John Berrocal (65′, Yellow