Almería’s hopes for advancement through defeat in Saragossa


Almería’s hopes for advancement through defeat in Saragossa. Image: Wikipedia

Almería’s rise hopes for defeat in Zaragoza

UD Almería traveled to La Romareda stadium this afternoon, Sunday 11th, to play against Real Zaragoza. They needed a win to keep in touch at the top of the table for automatic promotions while Zaragoza needed points to turn away from the relay but thanks to VAR interference which ruled out a great goal from Robertone that looked perfectly clear, they left they back 2: 1.

This is sure to put pressure on Portuguese coach José Gomes after Mallorca and Espanyol achieved good results this afternoon, making it increasingly unlikely that the Rojiblancos can move up now this season.

Zaragoza took the lead in the 10th minute when former Málaga player Adrián headed a cross from his left captain Zapater. After 31 minutes, the Argentine Robertone was on hand to lead Ballius Pass to make it 1-1 into the net at halftime.

Almería had the ball in the net when Robertone picked up a pass from Villalba and fired an unstoppable shot into Zaragoza from at least 25 meters away. Cristian Álvarez never had a chance to stop, but unbelievably, VAR stepped in and decided that Villalba had been offside when he passed the ball to Robertone.

Undeterred, Almería drove on, determined to score the second goal. The Nigerian striker shot a great ball from Balliu over the bar while substitute Juan Villar hit the post until a Tejero cross from the 80th minute hit the boss of Iván Azón and for the Andalusian men it was all over. To make matters worse, Corpas took a second yellow in the 93rd minute and referee Ortiz Arias brought out the red card, as reported by


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