Deportivo tops Elche to climb out of bottom three

Madrid, Spain ( - Deportivo snapped a six-match winless skid and moved out of the relegation zone on Monday as the club recorded a 1-0 home win over fellow relegation strugglers Elche at the Riazor.

Luis Farina provided the lone tally midway through the first half when he collected a pass from Jose Rodriguez and hammered a shot into the top corner of the net that left Elche goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton with little chance.

Elche threatened a few times through Jonathas, while Deportivo nearly added to its lead after the break as Rodriguez found space for a shot from a tight angle that struck the crossbar.

The visitors had one final chance to snatch a point in the closing five minutes when a dangerous shot from Enzo Roco was fired on target, only for the ball to strike Deportivo goalkeeper Fabricio in the face and deflect up and over the crossbar.

Deportivo moves two points clear of the relegation places with the result, while Elche remains on the bottom of the league.