Sevilla: Javi Varas; Cáceres, Fazio,
Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Diego Capel (Renato 82'), Zokora, Rakitic,
Perotti; Rodri (Romaric 58'), Negredo (Kone 88'). 4-4-2.
Villarreal: Diego López; Mario, Musacchio (Cani 66'), Marchena, Català; Cazorla, Bruno, Matilla, Wakaso; Nilmar (Rossi 53'), Marco Rubén (Cicinho 68'). 4-4-2.
1-0. 09. Rakitic. Curled free kick from left of area over wall and inside near post.
2-0. 14. Negredo. Ran on to long Perotti centre and lifted shot over Diego López.
2-1. 56. Marchena. Collected Català pass and fired angled shot past Javi Varas.
3-1. 62. Romaric. Controlled Negredo headed pass and steered shot past keeper.
3-2. 73. Rossi. Picked up Cazorla pass and chipped shot past keeper on turn.
Yellow cards: Musacchio 07', Zokora 15', Mario 18', Rakitic 65', Romaric 75', Marchena 75', 85', Wakaso 86' / red cards: Marchena 85'.
Sevilla kept alive their hopes of a Champions League spot with a 3-2 victory over fourth placed Villarreal in the last match on Sunday night. With only a quarter of an hour on the clock the Andalusians were already two up, Rakitic beating Diego López with a well struck free kick and Negredo lobbing the keeper after getting ahead of Català to latch on to Perotti's cross. Marchena got one back after Català set him up ten minutes after the restart, but Romaric restored the two goal cushion after running on to Negredo's headed pass on the hour mark. It proved to be just enough to keep them in sixth spot, eight points behind their opponents in the table, although there were some nervous moments as Rossi scored a second for the visitors after a quick passing move and then hit the post soon afterwards.