Umar Sadiq scored for the third consecutive game as Almeria defeated Malaga 3-1 in a Segunda Division game at the Estadio de los Juegos Meditarreneos on Sunday.

Sadiq Umar was again on target today for his 18th goal of the season as UD Almeria closed in on Segunda Division leaders Espanyol.

The striker restored the home team’s lead in the 76th minute only for Sabadell to salvage a 2-2 draw on the road.

Umar has now netted 12 goals for promotion-chasing Almeria after he scored six in the first half of the season for Serbian club Partizan FK.

Almeria now have 43 points from 22 matches, two points behind leaders Espanyol and second-placed Mallorca.

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