First Division - Day 27

Sevilla 2 - Levante 1

Sevilla: Palop; Daniel Alves, Mosquera, Dragutinovic (Lolo 70'), Adriano; Jesús Navas, Maresca, Keita (Poulsen 76'), Diego Capel (Duda 83'); Kanouté, Luis Fabiano. 4-4-2.
Levante: Kujovic; Descarga, Alvaro (Armando 46'), José Serrano, David; Javi Fuego, Miguel Angel; Juanma (Pedro León 65'), Riga, Courtois (Saúl 60'); Geijo (Iborra 82'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Dragutinovic, Adriano, Keita, Diego Capel, Luis Fabiano for Lolo, Crespo, Poulsen, Duda, Kone / Levante: No change.

0-1. 04. Riga. Caught Palop off line with long shot from right of midfield.
1-1. 27. Keita. Dived forward to head Jesús Navas cross wide of Kujovic.
2-1. 47. Luis Fabiano. Turned Maresca cross past keeper on near post.

Sevilla moved above Espanyol to sixth after a 2-1 win over bottom club Levante, putting behind them their midweek elimination from the Champions League. They made hard work of it though, Riga putting the Valencia based side ahead in the fourth minute after catching Palop off his line with a long shot. At that point there were some murmurings from the crowd, but Kanouté and Keita both forced good saves out of Kujovic before Keita headed the equaliser from a Jesús Navas cross.

Kanouté and Capel both went close again before the break, and just two minutes after the interval Luis Fabiano got on the end of another Navas cross to stab the ball past the keeper and give the Andalusians the lead. Kujovic did well after that to keep out Navas and Luis Fabiano, but Riga and Miguel Angel both gave the home fans a fright before the final whistle. By then though visiting coach Di Biasi was in the stands having been shown a red card for protesting.