First Division - Day 15

Las Palmas 1 - Sevilla 0

Las Palmas: Nacho González; Angel, Olías, Schurrer, Paqui; Jorge, Samways, Carmelo (Josico 43'), Pablo Lago; Orlando (Rubén 55'), Tevenet (Sequeiros 61'). 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Notario; Njegus, Javi Navarro, Pablo Alfaro, David; Gallardo (Luis Gil 85'), Víctor (Tomás 57'), Casquero, Fredi (Toedtli 75'); Reyes, Moisés. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Las Palmas: Paqui, Orlando, Tevenet for Sarasua, Josico, Rubén / Sevilla: Víctor for Podestá.

1-0. 73. Josico. Acrobatic shot from wide angle after Notario saved from Sequeiros.

Las Palmas moved away from the bottom spots for the time being with a 1-0 victory over Sevilla. The lowest crowd of the season turned up at the Insular stadium to watch Fernando Vázquez's side after their sixth straight away loss in a row had taken them down to seventeenth place. Vázquez left out his latest young striker Rubén and went for experience up front, with Orlando and Tevenet returning to the side together with Paqui, who was back from a one match suspension.

Sevilla manager Joaquín Caparrós only made one change, brining in Víctor for the suspended Podestá. His side were the better in the first half, with Gallardo and Reyes putting aside the incident last week (see heroes and villains section for details) to create a nightmare for the Las Palmas defence (one wonders whether Reyes didn't score from Gallardo's passes for fear of what might happen to him if he did). However Las Palmas came back in the second half, and an acrobatic goal from substitute Josico was enough to give them the much needed victory. Sevilla stay midtable, in a group of five teams separated by one point.