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Diop opens season account to help Eibar claim victory over Deportivo Alaves

1:40 AM MYT 05/11/2018
Pape Diop
The Senegal international got off the mark as the Blue-and-Carmines squeezed past ‎Abelardo’s men at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium

Pape Diop scored his first goal of the season in Eibar’s 2-1 comeback victory over Deportivo Alaves in Sunday’s Spanish La Liga fixture.

The midfielder, who made his 10th league appearance in the encounter, received a caution in the 88th minute just before scoring the match-winning goal at the death to help Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men return to winning ways after a three-game winless run.

Earlier Manu Garcia had opened the scoring for the visitors four minutes into the game with Jony providing the assist.

In the 24th minute, the Mendizorrotza outfit were reduced to 10 men after Ruben Duarte was sent off and in the 62nd minute, the home team were equally short of a man as Pablo De Blasis received his second booking.

Joan Jordan levelled procedure for the Blue-and-Carmines off Marc Cucurella’s assist before Diop notched the matchwinner.

The 32-year-old midfielder featured for the entire duration of the game as the Ipurua Municipal Stadium outfit secured their fourth league win this term.

With the victory, Eibar are 11th in the Primera Division standings with 14 points from 11 games.

They will hope to continue with the form when they travel to Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla to take on Real Valladolid on November 10.