|First Division - Day 6|
Osasuna 2 - Sevilla 1
Mateo, Cruchaga, Josetxo, Antonio López; Pablo García,
Puñal (Alfredo 10'); Rivero (Moha 79'), Iván Rosado (Palacios
81'), Gancedo; Aloisi. 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Osasuna: No change / Sevilla: Alfonso, Antoñito for Njegus, Toedtli.
Osasuna climbed out of the bottom three after defeating Sevilla, leaving their opponents down in their place. It was a controversial match, with referee Pérez Lasa making numerous mistakes and ending up showing no less than thirteen yellow cards and one red.
Sevilla started well, but their new young revelation Antoñito, given the striker's role for the first time, failed to convert a couple of easy chances. Then with half an hour gone the referee ruled that David had fouled Aloisi in the area, awarding a hotly disputed penalty but then letting the defender off a possible red card. Aloisi converted the penalty himself, but Sevilla levelled the scores soon afterwards when Pablo Alfaro rose to head a Reyes corner past Sanzol.
Then came the most controversial decision of the night. Pablo García found Aloisi with a through ball, but Notario managed to block the Australian striker's first shot. However Aloisi barged on through, and as he was falling seemed to charge down an attempted clearance with his hand, patting the ball into the net. Neither Pérez Lasa nor his linesmen saw the play though, and the goal was allowed to stand.
Osasuna played some of their best football of the season in the second half but could not add to their scoreline. The referee continued to clock up the cards, and Gallardo managed to get himself sent off for protesting whilst in the process of being substituted. It was a silly end to a silly night, but Aguirre got his first win of the season, and Sevilla now find themselves with all the work to do.