Vicente Moreno’s team, which still does not know what it means to win this season, had Villarreal against the ropes in the second halfbut the lack of aim, the stops by Felip Jorgensen and a last-minute genius from his rival left him without a prize.
Almería took to the field determined to neutralize the Pacheta effect on your rival. Vicente Moreno’s team was brave in its pressure and sought to strike first through Luis Suárez, who Jorgensen denied the goal in the 3rd minute with a great intervention.
Villarreal, scared by the rival’s staging, marked a slow pace of play without depth that did not do the slightest damage to an Almería prepared to activate its counterattack at the slightest opportunity.
Almería, with Luis Suárez as the main reference, arrived at the Villarreal area on several occasions and on one of them Embarba claimed a penalty that the referee did not appreciate.
Pacheta’s team never found space and only debutant Carlos Romero skipped the script somewhat to surprise with its profile, although without real danger.
Vicente Moreno’s team, after several warnings, ended up finding the goal in the umpteenth defensive imbalance by Villareal due to its right profile.
Akieme, on the edge of the break, He took advantage of the gap to enter the area and beat Jorgensen with a low shot.
The goal provoked an immediate reaction from Villarreal, until that moment ineffective in attack, to which Gerard Moreno gave the tie in injury time after picking up a loose ball in the area.
The tie spread the wings of Villarreal, who still had time and strength to look for the second before the break against a Almería surprised by the outcome of a match that he had completely controlled.
Almería took control again after the break, making several attempts and coming close to scoring with a great shot from Robertone that Jorgensen cleared from a corner kick.
Embarba, with a couple of distant shots, he continued to threaten Villarrealwho also had his option in a counterattack that Baena culminated with a shot at Maximiano’s hands.
Villarreal, despite the changes introduced by Pacheta, split in half and allowed Almería to fly at will on the counterattack.
Luis Suárez missed a one-on-one with Jorgensen and Gabbia neutralized a Melero’s shot from the goal mouth.
The Danish goalkeeper became the protagonist of the match by saving his team after clearing a shot by Lopy with his arm and, shortly after, deflecting a point-blank shot by Ramazani with his chest.
Only in the last minutes, Villarreal, after the entry of Alberto Moreno and Ilias Akhomach, managed to control the match and tilt the game towards the Almería area.
In one of those actions, A great cross from the side was headed at the far post by Sorloth to the despair of Almería and the joy of Villarreal, who begins a new era with a smile.
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