UD Almería got a valuable 2-0 win against SD Eibar in one of the Liga BBVA matchday 33 fixtures. Thanks to goals by Thievy Bifouma and Verza, the Andalusians were able to overcome their opponents and remain outside the drop zone with 31 points; the Basques have the same number of points but sit sixteenth in the division.
Almería got off to a perfect start by breaking the deadlock with just eight minutes on the clock. Theivy picked up the ball on the right wing, cut in towards the edge of the box and, after getting past his marker, beat the keeper with a powerful left-footed strike. Eibar reacted quickly through a Mikel Arruabarrena but Rubén Martínez denied the visitors an equaliser with a great save. Xabi Irureta prevented Thievy from getting a second right before the break, a chance born out of some individual play from Jonathan Zongo.
The second half began in similar fashion, with Zongo rattling the Eibar defence and setting up Thievy, who smashed the ball off the woodwork. The Basques kept looking for a way back into the game. A Borja Fernández volley flew past the wrong side of the upright, but Almería wrapped things up shortly afterwards from the penalty spot. Verza, a spot kick specialist, dually put the chance away to secure a victory for Sergi Barjuan’s men.© LaLiga - Year 2015