First Division - Day 27

Málaga 2 - Sevilla 2

Málaga: Goitia; Jesús Gámez, Helder, Weligton, Calleja; Eliseu, Apoño, Miguel Angel (Pere Martí 55'), Nacho; Salva (Adrián 77'), Baha (Albert Luque 84'). 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Palop; Mosquera, Squillaci, Escudé (Adriano 46'), Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas (Perotti 64'), Duscher (Diego Capel 46'), Renato, Romaric; Kanouté, Luis Fabiano. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Málaga: Helder, Miguel Angel, Nacho for Cuadrado, Pablo De Barros, Duda / Sevilla: Mosquera, Luis Fabiano for Konko, Perotti.

1-0. 19. Salva. Lifted ball over Mosquera and struck angled shot past Palop.
2-0. 32. Salva. Ran on to Miguel Angel's lofted pass and poked shot inside post.
2-1. 75. Kanouté. Collected Perotti pass and fired shot under legs of Goitia.
2-2. 86. Luis Fabiano. Guided header down past keeper from Adriano's cross.

Yellow cards: Nacho 08', Miguel Angel 34', Weligton 90', Navarro 90' / red cards: Calleja 80'.

Sevilla hold on to third place after coming from two down to draw 2-2 at regional neighbours Málaga. Manolo Jiménez's side could have gone ahead early on, Squillaci having a goal disallowed for offside and Romaric shooting straight at the keeper. But veteran striker Salva opened the scoring for the locals with twenty minutes gone, and then ran on to Miguel Angel's pass to make it two later in the first half.

Fernando Navarro hit the bar with a long shot soon after the restart though, and Kanouté got one back after Perotti set him up with a quarter of an hour to go. The locals were left with ten men after Calleja was sent off for a foul on Capel, and with four minutes left on the clock Luis Fabiano headed Adriano's cross past Goitia to save a point for his side.