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Alcorcon 1-0 Granada: Ten-man visitors fail to take spot

Alcorcon 1-0 Granada: Ten-man visitors fail to take spot

In form Granada blew their chance to replace Malaga at the top of La Liga 1|2|3 as on form Alcorcón overtook them and moved into second place.

Granada, who arrived in Santo Domingo as the top scorer of La Liga 123 and had hopes of securing the win needed to propel them above league leaders Malaga who had lost the previous evening, Alcorcón started the better of the two sides as Álvaro Peña had a shot that was deflected wide in the first three minute of the match, Granada pushed back and had various degrees of success down the left hand side of the pitch thanks to Álvaro Vadillo efforts.

The best chances to score in the first half came Alcorcón way, firstly through Nono who saw his effort miss by inches and then on the 40th minute when Albert Dorca shot cannoned off the crossbar.

As the minutes passed the match became very intense especially after Eddy Silvestre stamped on Vadillo and close to the break Nono took a ball in the face. After the break the turning point came in the 50th minute when Granada were reduced to 10 men as Víctor Díaz was shown a red card for a vicious tackle on Nono as he was about to create a counter attack.

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Seven minutes later, Alex Martinez gave away a penalty for hand ball and Juan Muñoz, who has scored seven goals in his last seven matches, stepped up and calmly slotted away the penalty to give Alcorcón the lead.

With 10 men Granada tried in vain to salvage the game with Rodri’s effort being well saved by Dani Jimenez and Antonio Puertas header just brushing the post. During the final moments Alcorcón looked slightly nervy as they tried to avoid any unnecessary mistakes.

Granada pushed them all the way to the final whistle but alas it was not enough as Los Alfareros held on to secure the 1-0 victory which sees them move into second place just a point behind leaders Malaga.