First Division - Day 6

Sevilla 4 - Athletic Bilbao 0

Sevilla: Palop; Konko, Escudé, Squillaci, Fernando Navarro; Maresca, Romaric (Duscher 56'); Jesús Navas, Renato (Chevantón 77'), Diego Capel (Adriano 61'); Kanouté. 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, Aitor Ocio, Amorebieta, Mikel Balenziaga; Javi Martínez (Garmendia 62'), Orbaiz; David López, Yeste, Gabilondo (Susaeta 46'); Llorente (Ion Vélez 53'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Konko, Escudé, Renato, Kanouté for Crespo, David Prieto, Duscher, Luis Fabiano / Athletic: Javi Martínez for Ion Vélez.

1-0. 25. Kanouté. Turned ball past Iraizoz after Jesús Navas squared across.
2-0. 40. Renato. Dived forward to head Jesús Navas cross in on near post.
3-0. 75. Adriano. Picked up Maresca pass and ran on to fire angled shot into net.
4-0. 81. Chevantón. Controlled Konko's cross and steered shot wide of keeper.

Yellow cards: Aitor Ocio 12', Romaric 19', Orbaiz 19', Fernando Navarro 20', Balenziaga 67', David López 79'.

Sevilla remain in third spot, just two points behind joint leaders Valencia and Villarreal, after a 4-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. The Basque side have not won in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium since 1993, and even with ex Sevilla coach Joaquín Caparrós in charge they were easy prey once again.

By half time they were two down, Jesús Navas setting up Kanouté for the opening goal midway through the first half, and then crossing in for Renato to make it two. Ion Vélez finally got in a shot for the visitors after the restart, but Maresca and Adriano both brought saves out of Iraizoz before Adriano ran through from midfield to make it three.

Palop was not tested at all until late on when he kept out a cross-come-shot from Susaeta and another effort from Iraola. But with ten minutes to go substitute Chevantón controlled a cross from Konko suspiciously with his arm, and beat the keeper for a fourth time. Another easy win for the Andalusians, and they have now gone eleven games in the league without defeat.