10-man Almeria holds on 2-1 at Real Sociedad for 1st win of season in Spanish league


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BARCELONA, Spain — Almeria hung on for a wild 2-1 win at Real Sociedad after having both a player and its coach sent off to claim its first victory of the Spanish league season on Sunday.

Ahead 2-0, Almeria defender Sebastian Dubarbier received his second yellow card in the 79th minute and coach Francisco Rodriguez was ejected for protesting after Sociedad's Chory Castro pulled a goal back in the 85th.

Ruben Pardo then almost salvaged a draw for Sociedad with a free kick off the post in the 89th.

Almeria got its first goal in the 30th when Sociedad goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai swatted the ball off the face of teammate Gorka Elustondo and into the net.

Almeria's Tomer Hemed hit the bar before defender Mauro Dos Santos headed in the visitors' second in the 51st.

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