First Division - Day 18

Deportivo 1 - Sevilla 3

Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Ze Castro, Filipe Luis (Riki 83'); Juan Rodríguez, Sergio; Lafita, Verdú (Omar Bravo 67'), Guardado (Valerón 79'); Bodipo. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Palop; Crespo (Kanouté 46'), Squillaci, David Prieto, Fernando Navarro; Maresca, Romaric; Jesús Navas, Renato (Escudé 88'), Adriano; Luis Fabiano (Diego Capel 69'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Deportivo: No change / Sevilla: Crespo, David Prieto, Maresca, Luis Fabiano for Escudé, Dragutinovic, Duscher, Kanouté.

1-0. 34. Bodipo. Ran on to long Verdú pass to beat Palop with angled shot.
1-1. 51. Luis Fabiano. Got on the end of Kanouté pass to turn shot past Aranzubia.
1-2. 79. Renato. Ran in to dive forward and head Kanouté cross down past keeper.
1-3. 93. Diego Capel. Turned Jesús Navas centre in to net on counter-attack.

Yellow cards: Navarro 19', Crespo 36', Lopo 89' / red cards: Maresca 40'.

Sevilla are back up to second in the table after coming from a goal down to beat Deportivo 1-3. Chances were few and far between early on between two sides who met in the cup only three days ago, with Luis Fabiano and Bodipo both shooting wide. However with eight minutes to go to the break Bodipo beat Palop to give the Galicians the lead, and when Maresca was sent off for elbowing the striker in an off-the-ball incident a couple of minutes later it seemed the locals were on their way to a fifth straight home win.

Manolo Jiménez went for broke at half time though, taking off his right back to bring on Kanouté. Within six minutes the new man crossed in for Luis Fabiano to get ahead of Lopo and turn an impressive shot past Aranzubia, and a few minutes later he set up Renato for him to run in and head past the keeper. Depor tried to come back, with Palop making first class saves from Sergio and Lopo. But with the game in the third minute of injury time Navas broke away on a rapid counter-attack and crossed in for Capel to deliver the sucker-punch.