First Division - Day 37

Sevilla 1 - Deportivo 0

Sevilla: Palop; Adriano, Squillaci, Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Duscher, Renato, Diego Capel (Perotti 52'); Luis Fabiano (Maresca 92'), Kanouté (Koné 87'). 4-4-2.
Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Ze Castro, Filipe Luis; Sergio, Juan Rodríguez; Pablo Alvarez (Lafita 67'), Verdú (Valerón 77'), Guardado; Bodipo (Riki 66'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Jesús Navas, Diego Capel for Konko, Romaric / Deportivo: Pablo Alvarez for Lafita.

1-0. 90. Perotti. Steered header wide of Aranzubia from Adriano's cross.

Yellow cards: Lopo 81', Navarro 83'.

Sevilla made sure of third spot and an automatic Champions League berth after a late 1-0 win over Deportivo. The Galicians were still in with a chance themselves of reaching the top four, and some great goalkeeping from Aranzubia kept them in the game until the last minute.

The ex Athletic Bilbao number one kept out Luis Fabiano in particular three or four times, but only a couple of efforts late on from Riki troubled his opposite number Palop. With a draw seemingly on the cards though, substitute Perotti headed in Adriano's cross to leave their opponents down in seventh spot.

Lotina's team still have a chance of a place in the Europa Cup, but only if they beat Barcelona in their last match and Valencia lose against Athletic Bilbao. .