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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 12 +29 34
2 Valencia 12 +21 30
3 Real Madrid 12 +13 24
4 Atletico Madrid 12 +10 24
5 Sevilla FC 12 +2 22
6 Villarreal 12 +7 21
7 Real Sociedad 12 +3 18
8 Real Betis 11 +1 17
9 Leganes 12 -2 17
10 Getafe 12 +5 16
11 Girona 12 -3 16
12 Levante 12 -1 15
13 Celta Vigo 12 +4 14
14 Espanyol 12 -6 13
15 Athletic Bilbao 12 -4 12
16 Deportivo La Coruña 12 -8 11
17 Eibar 11 -19 8
18 Málaga 12 -16 7
19 Alavés 12 -14 6
20 Las Palmas 12 -22 6

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