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Sharing points and a happy ending to another season in La Liga (1-1)

Xavi García Pimienta's team closed the championship with a draw that ultimately placed them 7 points clear of the relegation zone.

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The 1-1 draw against Alavés, in front of 23,043 spectators enjoying a festive atmosphere, was a fair result for both teams. The visiting side took the lead first with a goal from Carlos Vicente, and towards the end of the season, Marc Cardona equalized with a precise shot. 

The farewell to the season also meant goodbye to members of the current project of the yellow club. With the coach García Pimienta's decision known, the audience focused their attention on him before the match, applauding and chanting his name intensely for a minute as a sign of gratitude for the achievements that bear his signature over two and a half seasons. The coach received from the vice president, Nicolás Ortega, a commemorative shirt for his time at the club with the number of official matches (105).

The first dangerous situation of the afternoon was thwarted by Álvaro Valles, as he timely saved a header from Carlos Vicente. The goalkeeper from La Rinconada pushed the ball out for a corner, although it had previously touched the crossbar.

The match was full of action and chances on both sides of the field. Álvaro Valles saved a penalty from Giuliano Simeone in the 31st minute. The foul in the box had been committed by Mika on the same attacking player. Sandro responded in the 33rd minute with a hard shot that Owono, the goalkeeper, deflected. Again, Valles stretched in the air to repel a close-range shot from Sola in the 39th minute. And Sandro, once more, shot over the crossbar from inside the area in the 40th minute.

But the score remained unchanged in an animated first half, where each team played their cards in an attempt to improve their final positions in the standings.

The 0-1 came from a long ball, scored by Carlos Vicente. There was a prior deflection that the home defense failed to clear. And the Maño attacker eventually shot the loose ball in the area after an improvised pass from his teammate Simeone. Alex Suárez managed to touch the ball, but he couldn't keep it out of the Grada Curva goal. 

Las Palmas poured forward in the second half to level the game. Their attempts lacked precision until the 70th minute when, after a measured cross from the left by Benito Ramírez, Marc Cardona hooked a good shot at the first touch.

 In the final stretch of the match, there were again chances, but goalkeepers Valles and Owono did not see their domains breached again.

 The fans waited until after the match to thank their players for the effort and audacity of a memorable campaign that had a happy ending.

Match summary
UD Las Palmas
UD Las Palmas
LALIGA EA SPORTS · M38
1
-
1
Estadio Gran Canaria
Deportivo Alavés
Deportivo Alavés
Line-ups
Á.valles photo
13Á.valles
Owono photo
31Owono
Álex Suárez photo
04Álex Suárez64
R. Duarte photo
03R. Duarte
Lemos S. photo
14Lemos S.57
A. Abqar photo
05A. Abqar45
Mika Marmol photo
15Mika Marmol
A.sola photo
07A.sola76
Coco photo
23Coco
Javi López photo
27Javi López76
Javi Muñoz photo
05Javi Muñoz
Guevara photo
06Guevara
A. Moleiro photo
10A. Moleiro
Hagi photo
10Hagi
M. Haddadi photo
17M. Haddadi57
Guridi photo
18Guridi
Kirian photo
20Kirian
Giuliano photo
20Giuliano92
Fabio photo
25Fabio78
Carlos V. photo
22Carlos V.
Sandro photo
09Sandro79
Panichelli photo
29Panichelli76
Substitutes
Francisco Javier García Pimienta
Luis García Plaza
Aarón photo
01Aarón
Sivera photo
01Sivera
35Alex González
A. Rodriguez photo
33A. Rodriguez
E. Curbelo photo
06E. Curbelo78
Gorosabel photo
02Gorosabel92
Herzog photo
31Herzog
Rafa Marín photo
16Rafa Marín45
Perrone photo
08Perrone
Eneko O. photo
39Eneko O.76
Benito J photo
11Benito J57
Selu Diallo photo
35Selu Diallo
Loiodice photo
12Loiodice64
L. Rioja photo
11L. Rioja
J.g. Campaña photo
21J.g. Campaña
Kike G. photo
15Kike G.
Pejiño photo
24Pejiño
Alkain photo
17Alkain
C.herrera photo
07C.herrera79
A. Rebbach photo
21A. Rebbach76
Sory Kaba photo
16Sory Kaba
Samu photo
32Samu
Marc photo
19Marc57
Goals
(0 - 1)
Carlos V.
49
Marc
70
(1 - 1)
Match officials
Francisco José Hernández Maeso
Referee
Iván Massó Granado
Lineman#1
Abraham Pérez Dapía
Lineman#2
Néstor Holgueras Castellanos
Fourth official
Carlos del Cerro Grande
Video Assistant Referee
Israel Bárcena Rodríguez
Assistant VAR Official