First Division - Day 15

Sevilla 1 - Villarreal 0

Sevilla: Palop; Konko, Squillaci, Escudé, Dragutinovic; Duscher, Romaric (Fazio 79'); Jesús Navas, Renato, Adriano (Diego Capel 82'); Kanouté (Luis Fabiano 57'). 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel, Gonzalo, Godín, Capdevila; Marcos Senna (Altidore 56'), Eguren; Cazorla, Ibagaza (Guille Franco 74'), Pires (Mati Fernández 56'); Llorente. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Dragutinovic for Fernando Navarro / Villarreal: Angel, Ibagaza, Llorente for Javi Venta, Rossi, Altidore.

1-0. 45. Renato. Poked shot wide of keeper after Kanouté touched ball on.

Yellow cards: Renato 30', Llorente 33', 52', Ibagaza 71', Angel 89' / red cards: Llorente 52'.

Sevilla moved above Villarreal to third spot after a 1-0 victory over the East coast side on Sunday evening. The Andalusians dominated from start to finish, with Adriano going close early on and Diego López tipping a header from Romaric over the top. And with the first half coming to a close Renato got what was to prove the only goal after Kanouté touched on Adriano's headed pass.

Adriano was causing havoc in the visiting defence, and immediately after the restart he set up Kanouté to miss an easy chance, and then crossed in for Renato to bring another good save out of Diego López.

Eight minutes in to the second half Villarreal's problems increased when Llorente (just back in the side after a month's injury lay-off) was sent off for a second bookable offence. Sevilla could have scored more after that, Luis Fabiano in particular testing López a couple of times, but in the end they were happy with the result.