First Division - Day 17

Sevilla 1 - Osasuna 1

Sevilla: Palop; Fernando Navarro, Squillaci, Escudé, Dragutinovic (Crespo 81'); Duscher (Fazio 68'), Romaric; Jesús Navas, Renato, Adriano (Diego Capel 63'); Kanouté. 4-2-3-1.
Osasuna: Roberto; Javier Flaño, Miguel Flaño, Sergio, Monreal; Vadocz, Nekounam; Azplicueta (Masoud 74'), Héctor Font (Pandiani 62'), Plasil; Kike Sola (Portillo 46'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Dragutinovic, Adriano, Kanouté for Crespo, Diego Capel, Luis Fabiano / Osasuna: Javier Flaño, Vadocz, Héctor Font, Kike Sola for Puñal, Juanfran, Ezquerro, Dady.

1-0. 50. Navas. Controlled long pass from Renato and drilled shot past Roberto.
1-1. 91. Pandiani. Got on the end of Masoud shot to deflect ball past Palop.

Yellow cards: Javier Flaño 12, Duscher 14', Escudé 33', Palop 45', Romaric 56'', Azpilicueta 59', Dragutinovic 65', Masoud 82'.

Sevilla could have climbed back up to second spot had they been able to beat Osasuna in the next to last match on Sunday evening, but in the end they had to settle for fourth spot after drawing 1-1 with Osasuna. The Andalusians had the better chances in a dull first half, with Kanouté heading a Jesús Navas cross wide and Romaric firing a long shot wide of the post. But it was not until five minutes after the break that Navas beat Roberto with virtually the first shot on target in the match.

Navas fired another effort over the top and then brought a good save out of Roberto, with Masoud producing a good run before being closed down at the other end. It looked as if the locals were going to take the three points though until the first minute of injury time, when a long Roberto free kick was headed up as far as Masoud. The Iranian midfield struck his volley off target, but Pandiani stuck out a foot and poked it past Palop to equalise. There was still time for Squillaci to fire in a shot following a corner which Roberto deflected on to the bar, but Sevilla had dropped two points at home against the bottom club, and the fans were not happy.