First Division - Day 28

Valladolid 2 - Sevilla 0

Valladolid: Bizzarri; Torres Gómez, Peña, Jonathan, Oscar Sánchez (Zapata 85'); Caminero, Jesús; Fernando Sales (Ricchetti 74'), Sousa (Figueredo 78'), Oscar González; Losada. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Esteban; Daniel Alves (Gallardo 65'), Javi Navarro, Alfaro, David; Martí, Torrado (Hornos 57'); Redondo, Baptista, Antonio López; Antoñito (Carlos 46'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Valladolid: Oscar Sánchez for Marcos / Sevilla: Antoñito for Hornos.

1-0. 52. Jonathan. Ran in to head home left sided corner from Fernando Sales.
2-0. 63. Jesús (penalty). After Daniel Alves pushed over Fernando Sales in area.

Sevilla's five match unbeaten run came to an end after they lost 2-0 to Valladolid. The Andalucians had started well, with Baptista putting Bizzarri to the test twice in the opening minutes and Antoñito going close with an overhead kick, although the locals replied with efforts from Sousa and Fernando Sales.

Before half time Valladolid's manager Fernando Vázquez got himself a second red card of the season for protesting too strongly to the referee, and he had to go up to the stands to see Jonathan give his side the lead soon after the restart when he came from behind to head a Fernando Sales corner past Esteban. Bizzarri made a key save from half time substitute Carlos ten minutes later, and almost immediately the locals won a penalty at the other end when Daniel Alves brought down Fernando Sales, Jesús converting the kick.

Caparrós threw on all his fire power but they were unable to make much inroad in a well disciplined defence, and they had to play the last ten minutes with a man short after Baptista limped off injured with all three substitutions made. Valladolid's second win in a row takes them eight points away from the danger zone and within three points of their rivals, who are currently in ninth spot.