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0-3: Luckless UD Almería lose out to slick Deportivo Alavés

The Rojiblancos finally succumbed at the Power Horse Stadium after being pounded with the Alavesistas' heavy artillery. The Indálicos' efforts were denied over and over by goalkeeper Sivera

UD Almería suffered a tough defeat at home against Deportivo Alavés, who were much more effective than the hosts, who were denied over and over by the opponents' goalkeeper. Sivera showing his good gloves together with Samu Omorodion, were the best players of the guests that stood out for a seamless game plan at the Power Horse Stadium.

Gaizka Garitano's starting line-up had three new additions compared to the match against Real Madrid CF: Léo Baptistão regained his starting spot after serving a one-game ban, César Montes, after shaking off his muscle discomfort and Embarba, who replaced Ramazani, who miss out due to accumulation of yellow cards.

The start of the match was unfavourable for the Rojiblancos since in the 10th minute, adversary Samu beat Maximiano with a low shot, taking advantage of a counter-attack that came from a corner-kick taken by the Indálicos. It was a hard blow, especially because UD Almería had started the match with a strong offensive display towards Sivera's goal. Despite this unexpected setback, UD Almería showed an energetic reaction, intensifying their high pressing and creating dangerous situations, but without neglecting their defensive weapons to avoid a second goal from the opposing side from Vitoria-Gasteiz. 

As the first half began to wind down, in spite of the home team's huge efforts to cancel out the Alavesistas' early opener, the Rojiblancos drifted down the tunnel at half-time trailing 0-1. 

The second forty-five minutes started with a promising opportunity for the Indálicos. Marc Pubill entered the Alavés box and struck a powerful shot that hit Sivera's hand, but the keeper made an outstanding save to prevent the Rojiblancos from levelling it up. As in the first half, a new counter-attack led by Samu Omorodion ended in a penalty that Luis Rioja converted with precision from 12 yards. 

In search of a reaction to peg them back, UD Almería made a triple substitution, introducing Melero, Marezi and Centelles onto the pitch. Constant attempts by Garitano's side were blocked by an inspired visiting goalie who proved his might between the sticks, who stood out with superb saves to deny Embarba, Robertone, LázaroMelero... The ball seemed to refuse to cross the goal line, leaving a luckless UD Almería empty-handed as they did not manage to find the back of the net. 

Deportivo Alavés were on fire as they used their heavy artillery to slam in the third and put the game to bed. Samu made it 0-3 by beating Maximiano at the near post.

Once inicial UD Almería
Pubill tuvo una gran ocasión de gol, pero su disparo lo detuvo Sivera
Lopy despeja una acción de peligro del Alavés
Leo trataba de animar a sus compañeros tras el 0-2
Los rojiblancos lo intentaron, pero Sivera cuajó un gran partido
El Almería se estrelló con un más que sólido Alavés
Match summary
UD Almería
UD Almería
LALIGA EA SPORTS · M22
0
-
3
Power Horse Stadium
Deportivo Alavés
Deportivo Alavés
Line-ups
Maximiano photo
25Maximiano
Sivera photo
01Sivera
15Akieme55
Gorosabel photo
02Gorosabel77
Marc Pubill photo
18Marc Pubill
R. Duarte photo
03R. Duarte
Chumi photo
21Chumi
Rafa Marín photo
16Rafa Marín
C. Montes photo
22C. Montes
Javi López photo
27Javi López
Edgar photo
03Edgar55
Guevara photo
06Guevara
Robertone photo
05Robertone
Blanco photo
08Blanco
Lopy photo
06Lopy
Guridi photo
18Guridi61
Embarba photo
10Embarba74
L. Rioja photo
11L. Rioja77
Arribas photo
19Arribas78
22Carlos V.88
L. Baptistao photo
12L. Baptistao55
Samu photo
32Samu
Substitutes
Gaizka Garitano
Luis García Plaza
D. Mariño photo
01D. Mariño
A. Rodriguez photo
33A. Rodriguez
Fernando C.s. photo
13Fernando C.s.
A.sola photo
07A.sola77
02Kaiky
N. Tenaglia photo
14N. Tenaglia77
16Radovanovic
19Maras
Alex Pozo photo
17Alex Pozo
44V. Parada88
Centelles photo
20Centelles55
Hagi photo
10Hagi
Baba photo
04Baba
C. Benavidez photo
23C. Benavidez61
Melero photo
11Melero55
30T. Mendes
33Svidersky
Kike G. photo
15Kike G.
Lazaro photo
14Lazaro74
Alkain photo
17Alkain
Marezi photo
29Marezi55
Giuliano photo
20Giuliano88
38Luka78
A. Rebbach photo
21A. Rebbach
Goals
(0 - 1)
L. Rioja (P)
51
Match officials
Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias
Referee
José Antonio Garrido Romero
Lineman#1
Guillermo Santiago Sacristán
Lineman#2
Eder Mallo Fernández
Fourth official
Eduardo Prieto Iglesias
Video Assistant Referee
Valentín Pizarro Gómez
Assistant VAR Official