First Division - Day 32

Valladolid 2 - Sevilla 1

Valladolid: Jacobo; Pedro López (Marcos 54'), Sereno, Nivaldo, Del Horno; Nauzet (Marquitos 65'), Borja, Javi Baraja, Barragán (Keko 64'); Manucho (Canobbio 55'), Diego Costa. 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Palop; Adriano, Cala, Dragutinovic, Fernando Navarro (Squillaci 15'); Jesús Navas, Lolo, Romaric, Diego Capel (José Carlos 77'); Negredo (Kanouté 63'), Luis Fabiano. 4-4-2.

1-0. 42. Diego Costa. Got on the end of Nauzet free kick to head past Palop.
2-0. 53. Manucho. Picked up Diego Costa pass and curled shot wide of keeper.
2-1. 83. Cala. Cut in from left wing and struck shot over Jacobo in to far corner.

Yellow cards: Sereno 04', Barragán 14', Palop 39', Del Horno 49', Nauzet 58', Baraja 89'.

Sevilla could drop out of the Champions League spots after a 2-1 defeat at Valladolid in the first of the midweek round of matches. Veteran coach Javier Clemente has injected life in to his new side after taking over from Onésimo just under a week ago, and they should have been well ahead by the break, with Nauzet in particular hitting the bar and failing to convert another chance. With three minutes to go to half time though Diego Costa headed Nauzet's free kick past Palop, and a few minutes after the restart Costa set up Manucho for him to score the second. Cala got one back with an impressive shot in to the far top corner of the net though, and only a last minute save from Jacobo prevented Jesús Navas from equalising.