Joselu Mato salvages Alavés 1-1 draw with Leganés in Liga

VITÓRIA, Spain (AP) — Alavés striker Joselu Mato scored his seventh goal in the Spanish league to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Leganés on Friday.

Alavés ended a two-game losing run and remained six points above the relegation zone.

Leganés stayed in the second-to-last place and winless on the road this season.

Alavés created the most scoring chances but the visitors went ahead when Martin Braithwaite scored from a low cross by Kevin Rodrigues just before halftime.

Leganés defended better in the second half until Mato finished off a rebound after the defence failed to clear a corner kick.

Before Mato’s goal, Alavés goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco snuffed out a great chance for Leganés to put the result beyond doubt when he stripped the ball from Roque Mesa in a two-on-one counterattack.