By Jennifer Popplewell •
Published: 23 Oct 2023 • 21:39
Manager Alberto Lasarte
Credit: Carlos Barba / EFE
The home team, who currently sit at the bottom of the table, were the clear underdogs as they faced Girona, who are second in the league at the moment.
In a shocking start, Almeria went 1-0 up after just two minutes played! With Leo Baptistao claiming the goal after a blunder from the Girona goalkeeper. Almeria stayed on top and in the 24th minute Baptistao scored another! The crowd went wild in delight! The underdogs clearly dominated the first half an hour of the game.
In the 37th minute, Girona pulled one back, with Ivan Martin scoring a glimmer of hope goal for the visiting team. Two minutes later, Artem Dovbyk flaunted some fancy footwork and scored an equaliser for Girona. Two goals in two minutes, “is it all going downhill?” the panicked Almeria fans began to wonder.
The answer was yes, as disaster struck with the visitors scoring three more goals against the home team, Dovbyk again at 43 minutes, Savio at 71 minutes and a final nail in the coffin by Christhian Stuani in the 85th minute of the game in which the tables had turned so swiftly.
Following the match, UD Almeria now stay at the bottom of the table, whilst Girona continue to reside in second place.
Oh dear, perhaps Almeria manager, Alberto Lasarte, needs to change his game plan!
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Jennifer is a proud northerner from Sheffield, England, who is currently living in Spain. She loves swimming in rivers, talking to the stars and eating luxurious chocolate.
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