Sadiq Umar notched his 17th goal of the season to lead UD Almeria to a Segunda Division home victory over UD Amorebiata.
The 25-year-old scored the game-winning goal for UD Almeria. Following a 3-0 victory over Amorebieta on Saturday evening at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos,
After a scoreless first half, UD Amorebiata fell behind by four goals in the second, with Almeria gaining the upper hand in the 54th minute through an own goal by Andoni Lopez.
The Joan Francesc team went up thanks to an own goal by the Spanish left defender, and Srdan Babic increased their lead in the 75th minute.
Following a VAR check, the home team was awarded a penalty in the 83rd minute, giving them the opportunity to double their advantage.
However, the Super Eagles forward squandered the 12-yard spot kick.
The UD Almeria leading goalscorer made up for the missed penalty in the 89th minute by hitting his 17th goal of the season in the Spanish second division.
Despite the missed penalty kick, the Nigerian international played well, with three shots on goal and one crucial pass.
Almeria now leads the table with 76 points, just two more than Eibar, who still has a game in hand.
With three games left in the 2021/22 season, Almeria might gain promotion with a win in their next match if Real Valladolid loses.