JIM: A step closer

Juan Ignacio Martinez believes Real Valladolid’s win over Almeria has moved them closer to survival, but only slightly.

A Manucho goal gave Pucela three points and they are now level with Almeria on 30, the same total as Osasuna, who hold the final place in the bottom three.

“It’s a small step but this was a crucial win,” Martinez told reporters.

“I’m very pleased and satisfied. We want to continue to play with humility.”

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