Vitoria: AlavÃ©s striker Joselu Mato scored his seventh goal in the Spanish league to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against LeganÃ©s on Friday.
AlavÃ©s ended a two-game losing run and remained six points above the relegation zone.
LeganÃ©s stayed in the second-to-last place and winless on the road this season.
AlavÃ©s created the most scoring chances but the visitors went ahead when Martin Braithwaite scored from a low cross by Kevin Rodrigues just before halftime.
LeganÃ©s 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, AlavÃ©s goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco snuffed out a great chance for LeganÃ©s to put the result beyond doubt when he stripped the ball from Roque Mesa in a two-on-one counterattack.
Mato, a former Real Madrid youth player, returned to Spain during the offseason after seeing limited playing time during two campaigns at English club Newcastle.
"I am very happy here. It is clear that during the last two seasons I was not given the chance to show what I can do," Mato said.