Kalu Uche's strike condemns IK Uche's Gimnastic to defeat

Kalu Uche NorthEast United FC FC Pune City ISL season 2
The 34-year-old's second half strike was the only difference in the Rojiblancos' win at the Nou Estadi de Tarragona

Kalu Uche opened his season's scoring account with a decisive goal that ensured Almeria's 1-0 victory over Ikechukwu Uche's Gimnastic Tarragona on Sunday.

Kalu's 72nd minute goal separated both teams in the keenly contested relegation battle in the Spanish second division league.

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The Nigeria international who joined Almeria in February for his third spell at the club, later came off for Spanish midfielder Corona with 14 minutes left to play.

Ik Uche came on as a 76th minute replacement for Daisuke Suzuki but couldn't increase his goal tally to six as Gimnastic stayed out of the relegation zone with just a goal difference over Alcorcón.

Luis Miguel Ramis' men will continue their survival battle out of the relegation zone when they welcome Zaragoza to the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos for their next league fixture.