First Division - Day 15

Deportivo La Coruña 2 - Sevilla 2

Deportivo: Molina; Manuel Pablo, Andrade, Pablo Amo, Romero; Duscher (Sergio 46'), Mauro Silva; Scaloni, Valerón, Luque (Munitis 80'); Pandiani (Diego Tristán 72'). 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Esteban; Daniel Alves, Javi Navarro, Aitor Ocio, David; Jordi, Renato; Fernando Sales (Redondo 93'), Baptista, Jesuli; Carlitos (Antoñito 60'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Deportivo: Pablo Amo, Pandiani for César, Fran / Sevilla: Javi Navarro, Jordi, Fernando Sales, Carlitos for Sergio Ramos, Pablo Alfaro, Martí, Antoñito.

0-1. 41. Carlitos. Followed up after Pablo Amo failed to clear Fernando Sales cross.
1-1. 51. Sergio. First time shot after Scaloni headed back long cross..
2-1. 87. Scaloni. Picked up loose ball to score after Ocio blocked Munitis shot..
2-2. 92. Baptista. Steered header down into bottom corner from right sided cross.

A last minute goal from Baptista saved a point for Sevilla in a 2-2 draw at Deportivo La Coruña. The Galicians were looking for a win to forget about their disastrous run in the Champions League, but Esteben and his defence kept them out in the first half, the keeper saving from Luque and an active Scaloni getting closed down on route to goal. And four minutes before the break the visitors took the lead after a defensive mistake, Pablo Amo failing to clear a cross in from the right and leaving the ball at the feet of a grateful Carlitos.

Irureta decided to make a change at the break, bringing on Sergio for Duscher, and he was to make an immediate impact, volleying in the equaliser after Scaloni headed back Luque's cross. The Andalusians could have restored the lead when Molina blocked a dangerous shot from Jordi, and Aitor Ocio headed just wide. But three minutes from the end Scaloni scored what he thought would be the winning goal, picking up a loose ball and making space to shoot low past Esteban.

Sevilla equalised in injury time however following a corner by Renato, the defence only clearing as far as the Brazilian midfielder who swept in a cross which Baptista headed wide of Molina. It gave them a point which kept them up in fifth place, ahead of their city rivals Betis, who they meet next weekend.