First Division - Day 9

Valladolid 3 - Sevilla 2

Valladolid: Sergio Asenjo; Pedro López, García Calvo, Nano, Marcos; Alvaro Rubio (Vivar Dorado 50'), Medunjanin; Pedro León (Borja 83'), Escudero (Canobbio 46'), Jonathan Sesma; Goitom. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Palop; Konko, Squillaci, Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Maresca (Armenteros 66'), Duscher (Fazio 46'); Jesús Navas, Renato (Fernando 86'), Romaric; Luis Fabiano. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Valladolid: Nano, Medunjanin, Jonathan Sesma, Goitom for Javi Baraja, Borja, Víctor, Kike / Sevilla: Konko, Romaric for Crespo, Adriano.

0-1. 18. Renato. Connected with short pass from Navas to turn ball in to net.
0-2. 24. Jesús Navas. Acrobatic volley past Asenjo from Maresca's cross.
1-2. 43. Jonathan Sesma. Near post header past Palop from Medunjanin cross.
2-2. 50. Canobbio. Shot in to empty net after Mendujanin shot came off Escudé.
3-2. 63. Canobbio. Curled free kick over defensive wall and in off crossbar.

Yellow cards: Duscher 07', Luis Fabiano 24', 34', Marcos 29', Navarro 62', Konko 77', Squillaci 81', García Calvo 82' / red cards: Luis Fabiano 34'.

Sevilla lost ground on the leaders after they were beaten 3-2 by Valladolid on Sunday evening. Jesús Navas set up Renato for him to open the scoring for the Andalusians, and then scored himself with an acrobatic volley from Maresca's cross to put his side two up with half an hour gone. But Luis Fabiano got himself sent off for a second bookable offence, and shortly before the break Jonathan Sesma headed one back for the locals from Mendunjanin's cross.

Five minutes after the restart the scores were level when half time substitute scored in to an empty net after Palop was wrong-footed by a deflection. Nedunjanin had a shot blocked and Palop saved well from Canobbio, but Asenjo had to keep out Navas at the other end, Pedro López clearing the rebound.

With just after an hour gone though Canobbio struck home what was to prove the winner, his free kick beating Palop and entering the net off the crossbar. Pedro León went close with a free kick after that and Sesma missed an easy chance, but Valladolid had done enough for three vital points at the start of the run of games against the big four. Sevilla had lost their third game in a row, and they stay in fifth place as a result.