First Division - Day 24

Real Murcia 1 - Sevilla 3

Real Murcia: Bonano; Juanma, Cuadrado, Hurtado (Diego Quintana 61'), Clavero (David Karanka 61'); Acciari; Gancedo, Richi (Pedro Largo 35'), Luis García, Michel; Esnaider. 4-1-4-1.
Sevilla: Esteban; Daniel Alves (Sergio Ramos 76'), Alfaro, Javi Navarro, Marañon; Oscar, Torrado; Redondo, Baptista, Antonio López (Magallanes 81'); Carlos (Antoñito 61'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Murcia: Michel for Jensen / Sevilla: Marañon, Oscar, Torrado, Redondo, Carlos for David, Martí, Gallardo, Antoñito, Darío Silva.

0-1. 03. Baptista (penalty). After Richi pulled back Baptista himself in the area.
0-2. 74. Baptista (penalty). Following a trip by Acciari on Daniel Alvés.
1-2. 93. Luis García (penalty). After Luis García fouled by Magallanes.
1-3. 94. Baptista. Took back-heel pass from Antoñito and shot low past Bonano.

A hat-trick including two penalties from Baptista gave Sevilla a 1-3 win over Real Murcia, a result which leaves John Toshack's side firmly anchored to the foot of the table. The game was over as a contest with only five minutes on the clock when Richi pulled down Baptista in the area, and Esnaider was sent off for insulting referee Lizondo Cortés (or his mother?) after Baptista himself converted the spot kick. And the Brazilian star scored a second penalty a quarter of an hour from the end after Acciari tripped Daniel Alvés to give his side what looked like an unassailable lead.

But numbers were evened up when Torrado picked up a second yellow card soon afterwards, and Lizondo gave a third penalty in injury time, this one to the home side which Luis García converted. Baptista completed his hat-trick though a minute later after Antoñito set him up to put the result beyond doubt, and the referee and his assistants had to leave the pitch under police protection as an angry crowd threw objects onto the field at them.