First Division - Day 15

Sevilla 3 - Murcia 1

Sevilla: Palop (De Sanctis 89'); Daniel Alves, Mosquera, Fazio, Dragutinovic; Jesús Navas, Maresca (Renato 74'), Keita, Duda; Kerzhakov (Kanouté 70'), Luis Fabiano. 4-4-2.
Murcia: Notario; David De Coz, César Arzo, Ochoa, Peña; De Lucas (Regueiro 51'), Movilla, Richi (Gallardo 80'), Abel; Iñigo, Goitom (Baiano 61'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Sevilla: Daniel Alves, Dragutinovic, Jesús Navas, Maresca, Duda, Kerzhakov for Martí, Crespo, De Mul, Poulsen, Adriano, Koné / Murcia: Goitom for Baiano.

1-0. 04. Luis Fabiano. Steered shot inside near post from Jesús Navas cross.
2-0. 58. Maresca (penalty). After Peña brought down Kerzhakov on edge of area.
2-1. 65. Baiano. Turned ball in from close up after corner not cleared.
3-1. 91. Luis Fabiano. Got on end of another Navas cross to shoot past Notario.

Sevilla are gradually getting their act together after a bad start to the current league campaign, and they moved up into the top half of the table after a 3-0 win over Murcia. Luis Fabiano opened the scoring in the fourth minute after Navas set him up, the strike only half hitting a shot which bounced past Notario. And the Andalusians could have increased the lead before the break, with Kerzhakov volleying over and Duda heading another chance at the keeper.

Notario saved from Kerzhakov after the restart, but a few minutes later Sevilla were awarded a penalty after Peña brought down the Russian striker in the area, and Maresca converted the resulting spot kick. Baiano got one back for the visitors after a corner came across to him on the far post, but Luis Fabiano got his second of the night from another Navas cross with the game in injury time. The bad news for coach Manolo Jiménez though was a broken finger for Palop, who had to be replaced by De Sanctis late on.