Sevilla: Palop; Sergio Sánchez, Squillaci,
Escudé, Fernando Navarro (Adriano 57'); Jesús Navas, Zokora,
Renato, Perotti; Negredo (Kanouté 62'), Luis Fabiano (Lolo 85'). 4-4-2.
Villarreal: Diego López; Javi Venta, Godín, Marcano, Capdevila; Bruno (Marcos Gullón 87'), Eguren; Cani (Jonathan Pereira 73'), David Fuster (Escudero 79'), Pires; Rossi. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 09. Luis Fabiano. Pulled down Sergio Sánchez pass and shot wide of keeper.
1-1. 29. Pires. Ran on to Bruno's return pass and swept shot in to far corner of net.
1-2. 59. David Fuster. Following up after Palop pushed out Pires cross.
2-2. 61. Luis Fabiano. Steered looping header over Diego from Adriano's centre.
3-2. 66. Kanouté. Near post header after Adriano crossed in following corner.
Yellow cards: Luis Fabiano 25', Zokora 41', Javi Venta 47', Godin 62'.
A thrilling last match of the weekend saw Sevilla beat Villarreal 3-2 to stay within three points of Real Madrid. Luis Fabiano showed excellent control to start things off for the Andalusians in the ninth minute, and Diego López had to be at his best to keep out Negredo a minute or two later.
But Pires equalised on the half hour mark after picking up a return pass from Bruno, and David Fuster put the visitors ahead in the second half after Palop could only push out a Pires centre under pressure from Rossi.
Two minutes later though Luis Fabiano levelled the scores once again with a looping header from Adriano's long centre, and four minutes after that Kanouté headed the winner from another Adriano's cross following a short Perotti corner.