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2016/2017 Spanish Primera División
  • Jonathan Viera (90'+4' PEN)

Jonathan Viera's late penalty give Las Palmas win over Eibar

Jonathan Viera sealed three points from the penalty spot with virtually the last kick as Las Palmas moved up from 11th to seventh with a 1-0 victory over Eibar in Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas were in the ascendancy in the first period while Eibar enjoyed the better of it in the second period but the hosts emerged victorious when Roque Mesa was clipped by Eibar's French defender Florian Lejeune as he burst into the box and Viera made no mistake from 12 yards.

Las Palmas came into the match in buoyant mood after last week's stunning comeback to claim a point in a 3-3 draw here against Celta Vigo, and they almost took an eighth-minute lead when Sergio Araujo's header from a Dani Castellano cross struck the outside of the post.

Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo kept out a 13th-minute free kick from Viera and also held on well to a powerful low shot from Kevin-Prince Boateng in the 20th minute.

Riesgo tipped over another effort from Viera after half an hour after he checked back onto his left foot and aimed a shot on goal from an acute angle.

Eibar raised their game in the second period and it took a smart stop from Raul Lizoain to deny Pedro Leon's 63rd-minute shot.

Substitute Gonzalo Escalante headed wide from a right-wing corner in the 88th minute and it was a miss which was to prove costly for the visitors when Las Palmas won, and converted, a 94th-minute penalty.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 19 +43 51
2 Atletico Madrid 19 +20 42
3 Valencia 19 +21 40
4 Real Madrid 18 +15 32
5 Villarreal 19 +5 31
6 Sevilla FC 19 -5 29
7 Real Betis 19 -3 27
8 Eibar 19 -7 27
9 Getafe 19 +5 26
10 Girona 19 0 26
11 Celta Vigo 19 +6 25
12 Athletic Bilbao 19 +1 25
13 Leganes 18 -2 24
14 Espanyol 19 -6 24
15 Real Sociedad 19 -1 23
16 Levante 19 -11 18
17 Alavés 19 -13 18
18 Deportivo La Coruña 19 -16 16
19 Málaga 19 -20 11
20 Las Palmas 19 -32 11

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