First Division - Day 7

Sevilla 2 - Valladolid 1

Sevilla: Notario; Alfonso, Javi Navarro, Pablo Alfaro, David; Casquero (Redondo 62'), Samways; Marcos Vales, Reyes, Fredi (Tomás 70'); Antoñito (Toedtli 93'). 4-2-3-1.
Valladolid: Bizzarri; Torres Gómez, Caminero (Pachón 80'), Gaspar, Marcos; Colsa, Ricchetti (Sousa 76'); Chema (Ciric 72'), Fernando Sales, Oscar Sánchez; Aganzo. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Javi Navarro, Fredi for Oscar, Gallardo / Valladolid: No change.

1-0. 11. Antoñito. Header down into bottom corner from Alfonso cross.
2-0. 23. Antoñito. Steadied and shot into top corner after pass from Reyes.
2-1. 51. Colsa (penalty). After Oscar Sánchez brought down by Marcos Vales.

Sevilla moved out of the bottom three with their first victory of the season, 2-1 over Valladolid. The game was eventually played in their Sánchez Pizjuan stadium after the disciplinary committee temporarily suspended the four match ban imposed on the club for crowd trouble, pending further investigation.

The hero of the night was the Andalucians' young striker Antoñito, who linked up with his ex B team colleague Reyes to score both their goals in the first half. The two youngsters had been a sensational double act two or three seasons ago in the third division, and although Reyes has made it through to the big time, Antoñito had been left on the sidelines at the start of this season. However he got his chance last week after the first choice strikers had failed to impress, and on today's performance he looks like he is here to stay.

With eleven minutes gone he got on the end of a cross from Alfonso to open the scoring with a well placed header, and later on in the half he took a pass from Reyes to beat his marker and fire a spectacular shot into the top corner of the net. Valladolid came back though, and Notario was forced to make important saves from Fernando Sales and Chema before the break.

Five minutes in to the second half, Undiano Mallenco awarded a much disputed penalty, ruling that Marcos Vales had brought down Oscar Sánchez. Colsa stepped up to score from the spot setting up a nervous few minutes for the fans. However Sevilla held on this time, and could even have increased their lead near the end as Valladolid threw everybody forward in attack.