Sevilla: Javi Varas; Dabo, Alexis,
Cáceres, Fernando Navarro (Escudé 85'); Perotti (Alfaro 73'),
Romaric (Negredo 53'), Renato, Diego Capel; Kanouté, Luis Fabiano.
Valencia: César (Guaita 46'); Miguel, David Navarro, Ricardo Costa, Mathieu (Jordi Alba 68'); Joaquín (Pablo Hernández 81'), Manuel Fernandes, Topal, Mata; Soldado, Aduríz. 4-4-2.
1-0. 54. Negredo. Turned ball under Guaita after keeper blocked Cáceres shot.
2-0. 77. Alfaro. Got ahead of marker to head long Dabo cross wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Dabo 44' / red cards: Topal 24'.
Sevilla moved back up to the European spots after an important 2-0 victory over direct rivals Valencia on Monday evening. Both keepers were in action early on, César saving from Luis Fabiano and Javi Varas stopping a shot from Mata. Midway through the first half though the visitors were left with ten men when Topal was rather harshly sent off after colliding with Cáceres, and at half time Unai Emery was forced to change his goalkeepers after César injured himself making a clearance.
César's replacement Guaita couldn't hold on to a long Cáceres shot though ten minutes after the restart, and Negredo (who had only come on a minute earlier) ran in to fire a shot under his legs to open the scoring. After that Luis Fabiano hit the bar and Negredo headed just wide, and with a quarter of an hour to go another substitute Alfaro got on the end of Dabo's cross to head the second. Diego Capel could have added to the scoreline when he hit the post late on, but Sevilla had already done enough for three valuable points which take them level with their opponents in the table.