First Division - Day 29

Recreativo Huelva 0 - Sevilla 1

Recreativo: Riesgo; Iago Bouzón, Morris, Lamas, Poli (Sisi 46'); Barber; Camuñas, Jesús Vázquez (Ersen Martin 69'), Maidana (Akalé 66'), Aitor; Adrián Colunga. 4-1-4-1.
Sevilla: Palop; Adriano, Mosquera, Squillaci, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas (Diego Capel 89'), Duscher (Fazio 77'), Renato, Romaric; Perotti (Koné 71'), Kanouté. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Recreativo: Lamas, Poli, Barber for Alain Nef, Casado, Javi Fuego / Sevilla: Mosquera, Perotti for Dragutinovic, Luis Fabiano.

1-0. 07. Kanouté (penalty). After Renato tripped by Poli running in to the area.

Yellow cards: Aitor 43', 90', Barber 55', Adriano 59', Jesús Vázquez 63', Fazio 78', Colunga 90' / red cards: Aitor 90'.

Sevilla consolidated third spot with a 0-1 win over neighbours Recreativo, who are now only a point above the drop zone pending Sunday's games. Romaric and Kanouté missed early chances for the visitors, but Maidana should have had his name on the scoresheet twice when he failed to convert two sitters in quick succession.

With just over half an hour gone though Sevilla were awarded a penalty when Poli tripped Renato, and Kanouté stepped up to score his eleventh in eight games. Riesgo had to save from Romaric, Navas and Kanouté either side of half time, and Koné headed a Navas cross just wide later in the second half. They had done enough to win though, and the locals ended with ten men after Aitor picked up a second yellow card near the end.