First Division - Day 20

Sevilla 2 - Valencia 1

Sevilla: Palop; Adriano, Stankevicius, Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Zokora, Renato, Perotti (Diego Capel 70'); Kanouté (Luis Fabiano 65'), Negredo (Romaric 74'). 4-4-2.
Valencia: César; Miguel, David Navarro, Alexis, Bruno; Albelda, Marchena (Banega 56'); Pablo Hernández (Zigic 56'), David Silva (Chori Domínguez 85'), Mata; David Villa. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 21. Negredo. Turned ball in on far post after Escudé headed on Perotti corner.
2-0. 59. Negredo. Picked up Jesús Navas pass and chipped shot over César.
2-1. 90. David Navarro. Header from close to goal after Bruno played ball back in.

Yellow cards: Zokora 16', Albelda 23', David Navarro 26', Stankevicius 31', Escudé 51', Perotti 70', Bruno 83', Zigic 92'.

The gap between the top two and the rest widened to eight points after third placed Valencia lost 2-1 to Sevilla on Sunday.

Negredo opened the scoring for the Andalusians in the twentieth minute after Escudé headed on a Perotti corner, and the Spanish international striker netted his second of the night on the hour mark, lobbing César after picking up a back-heel pass from Jesús Navas.

David Villa hit the post and Mata tested Palop as the visitors fought back, and David Navarro headed a late goal after Mata played the ball back in following a good save by the keeper.

The visitors could have saved a draw had the referee seen an injury time foul on Villa by Palop, but in the end it was three points for the locals, who move back in to the Champions League spots just three points now behind their opponents.