First Division - Day 19

Sevilla 1 - Almería 0

Sevilla: Palop; Stankevicius, Escudé, Dragutinovic, Adriano (Fernando Navarro 75'); Duscher, Romaric; Jesús Navas, Renato, Perotti (Diego Capel 62');Negredo (Luis Fabiano 82'). 4-2-3-1.
Almería: Diego Alves; Juanma Ortíz, Chico, Acasiete, Cisma; Bernadello, M'bami (David Rodríguez 74'); Corona, Soriano, Crusat; Goitom. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 09. Negredo. Turned ball in to net after Navas intercepted Acasiete back pass.

Yellow cards: Dragutinovic 14', Juanma Ortíz 28', Corona 61', Escudé 76', Soriano 92'.

Sevilla stay in sixth spot, just a point behind fourth placed Deportivo, after a 1-0 victory over regional neighbours Almería on Saturday evening, the result ending a run of four league defeats in a row. Negredo got the only goal early on against his old side, Jesús Navas gifting him the easiest of chances after a back-pass by Acasiete got stuck in a puddle left by a heavy rainfall. The Spanish international striker had a goal ruled out for offside and then brought a good save out of Diego Alves either side of half time, but the visitors (who had not lost under new coach Lillo) could have saved a point had Palop not kept out Soriano after the restart.