Almeria got an important point in the battle for staying at the Spanish soccer elite of the Derby against Celta Vigo in the 35th round of the Primera Division after a draw of 2:2. That brought the 16th place of Almeria in the provisional rankings, like the team with 32 points on one of the 17th Eibar.
The last success of Almeria was against Eibar, and in the match against Celta, the hosts trailed by 0:2 at the halftime, but in the second half they managed to catch up. Celta drew with hits of the 17th Nolito and Santee Pass in the 39th minute, but Almeria failed to return the equality with goals from Tievi Bifouma in the 47th minute and Jonathan Zongo in the 68th. Both teams ended with a man less after red cards of their own players.
The team of Celta is on the ninth place with 46 points in the asset, as it failed to make a series of two laps of the match, after having defeated Malaga in the previous round.
In the 5th minute, Santi Mina from Celta came out in good hazard positions but failed to threaten the hosts. However, in the 17th minute the guests took the lead with a shot of Duran Nolito, who battled for the ball and put it near the right goalpost for 1:0.
Error in the team of Almeria has led to the second goal for the guests, as the defender lost the ball, Santi Mina took it over and with a precise shot made the score 2:0.
The hosts, however, surrendered and quickly after the resumption of play in the second half we managed to reduce. Tievi Bifouma showed a good reaction in the 47th minute and scored for 1:2.
In the 54th minute, Celta stayed with a man less after the Argentinian Gustavo Cabral received a direct red card and taking advantage of the numerical superiority of Almeria footballers hard-pressed rivals.
The countervailing hit came in the 68th minute when Tomer Hemed literally brought the ball to Jonathan Zongo, who never made a mistake from close distance to 2:2.
In the 74th minute, the hosts also were left with 10 men after Mauro to Santos received a second yellow card and had to leave the game.