First Division - Day 12

Sevilla 2 - Málaga 2

Sevilla: Javi Varas; Konko (Sergio Sánchez 71'), Squillaci, Dragutinovic, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Zokora, Renato (Kanouté 54'), Perotti; Luis Fabiano, Negredo (Diego Capel 71'). 4-4-2.
Málaga: Munúa; Manolo Gaspar, Jesús Gámez, Iván González, Mtiglia; Fernando (Valdo 82'), Juanito, Apoño, Duda; Obinna (Edinho 89'), Baha (Forestieri 74'). 4-4-2.

0-1. 22. Fernando. Following up after Javi Varas pushed out shot from Baha.
0-2. 45. Duda. Picked up Fernando assist and struck angled shot across keeper.
1-2. 58. Luis Fabiano. Got above marker to head Navas corner wide of Munúa.
2-2. 72. Luis Fabiano. Ran on to Kanouté pass and beat keeper with shot on turn.

Yellow cards: Luis Fabiano 27', Baha 35', Mtiglia 41', Jesús Navas 45', Zokora 51', Obinna 76', Forestieri 76', Diego Capel 82' / red cards: Luque (on bench) 11'.

With Barcelona and Real Madrid not meeting until Sunday, Sevilla came in to Saturday night's game against Málaga knowing that a big win would take them to the top of the table. However in the end they were grateful for a point after coming from two down to draw 2-2.

The visitors started the weekend in bottom spot, but they opened the scoring against the run of play when Fernando beat Javi Varas after the keeper could only push out Baha's shot. Luis Fabiano headed against the post and Negredo missed the follow up, but on the stroke of half time Duda made it two after picking up a mis-hit shot from Fernando.

Luis Fabiano headed one back though from Navas's corner, and after Javi Varas pushed out a long shot from Apoño, Luis Fabiano netted his second of the night to save a point for his side. A good result for Málaga though, the draw taking them completely out of the relegation spots pending Sunday's games thanks a better goal difference than the other three teams who are now level with them on seven points.