Kevin-Prince Boateng leads Las Palmas past 10-man Villarreal
Las Palmas 1 - 0 Villarreal

Kevin-Prince Boateng leads Las Palmas past 10-man Villarreal

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored and forced the sending off of a Villarreal player to help Las Palmas win 1-0 at home in La Liga on Friday.

Boateng's header from a well-placed cross by Dani Castellano in the 10th minute was his eighth goal since joining Las Palmas this season.

The former AC Milan standout contributed to Villarreal being reduced to 10 men in the 19th minute, when he intercepted Mateo Musacchio's back pass.

Victor Ruiz earned a straight red card for quickly fouling Boateng with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Boateng, who turned 30 last week, went close to adding another goal on back-to-back occasions early in the second half.

The win was Las Palmas' first in five rounds as they moved into 11th place.

Villarreal's first loss away from home in the league since Nov. 20 ended a three-game winning run. They remained in fifth place, losing a chance to close on the top-four spots that earn Champions league berths.

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