First Division - Day 28

Sevilla 4 - Valladolid 1

Sevilla: Palop; Adriano (Crespo 77'), Squillaci, Dragutinovic, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Duscher (Perotti 56'), Renato, Romaric; Kanouté, Luis Fabiano (Koné 69'). 4-4-2.
Valladolid: Justo Villar; Pedro López, Luis Prieto, Iñaki Bea, Marcos (Oscar Sánchez 82'); Alvaro Rubio, Borja (Vivar Dorado 65'); Pedro León (Víctor 65'), Canobbio, Jonathan Sesma; Goitom. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Adriano, Dragutinovic for Mosquera, Escudé / Valladolid: Luis Prieto, Alvaro Rubio, Canobbio, Goitom for Javier Baraja, Vivar Dorado, Víctor, Oldoni.

1-0. 07. Kanouté. Picked up Romaric pass and beat Villar with angled shot.
1-1. 22. Goitom. Got ahead of Palop to head Canobbio free kick down in to net.
2-1. 43. Kanouté. Connected with Navas cross and turned shot wide of keeper.
3-1. 57. Luis Fabiano. Ran on to Adriano pass and rounded keeper to score.
4-1. 69. Kanouté. Powerful header from Navarro's cross which Villar couldn't stop.

Yellow cards: Goitom 24', Luis Fabiano 38', Pedro León 63', Adriano 76', Oscar Sánchez 88', Iñaki Bea 92'.

Sevilla kept up the pressure on the top two with a 4-1 victory over Valladolid on Saturday evening. Kanouté opened the scoring early on after picking up an assist from Romaric, but Pedro León was unlucky to be ruled offside when free on goal, and Goitom headed an equaliser from Canobbio's free kick soon afterwards.

The locals were dominating though, and Luis Fabiano had a penalty appeal turned down before Kanouté volleyed home a Jesús Navas cross to restore the lead shortly before the break.

Valladolid themselves felt they should have had a penalty when Dragutinovic brought down Goitom, but twelve minutes in to the second half Luis Fabiano ran on to Adriano's through ball to make it three. Five minutes later the striker headed against the post, and soon afterwards Kanouté completed his hat-trick to take the Andalusians to within six points of Real Madrid.