Nigerian forward, Umar Sadiq was the game-changer for promotion chasers, Almeria, as they secured a hard-fought 1-0 win away at Alcorcon to move up to third on the standings, reports.

Following a midweek 0-1 loss at home to RCD Mallorca, the 23-year-old was one of several changes made by head coach Jose Manuel Gomes as he had to do with a place on the bench for the visit to the Santo Domingo.

But despite dominating the first half in terms of ball possession, Almeria found chances few to come by as the hosts were more efficient in attack with the visitors holding on for a goalless half time shoreline.

Clearly not impressed with what he saw in the first period, coach Manuel Gomes made a triple substitution just before the hour mark with Umar replacing Ager Aketxe in the process.

The substitution did prove to be the answer as the former AS Roma forward popped up after just 90 seconds to break the deadlock to fire Almeria 1-0 up on 59 minutes.

The strike proved to be the match-winner as the visitors earned their 10th win of the campaign to move up to 32 points on the log, whilst Umar took his league tally to 4 goals since his acquisition from FK Partizan.