Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Galán, Jordi
Amat, Raúl Rodríguez, Chica; Javi López, Verdú (De
la Peña 79'); Luis García, Iván Alonso (Rui Fonte 55'),
Alvaro Vázquez (Callejón 67'); Osvaldo. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Javi Varas; Cáceres, Sergio Sánchez, Escudé, Dabo; Alfaro, Medel (Fazio 89'), Luis Alberto (Renato 71'); Kanouté, Negredo. 4-4-2.
0-1. 02. Negredo. Curled shot wide of Cristian Alvarez after good run by Alfaro.
0-2. 45. Kanouté. Turned ball in from close up after Luis Alberto passed from left.
1-2. 54. Osvaldo. Latched on to Verdú cross and turned shot past Javi Varas.
1-3. 61. Negredo. Spectacular first time volley past keeper from Cáceres cross.
2-3. 73. Verdú. Ran on to return Osvaldo pass to shoot past keeper on far post.
Yellow cards: Cáceres 48'.
Sevilla beat Espanyol 2-3 to ensure fifth spot, a performance however that could not save coach Gregorio Manzano from being asked to move on. Negredo confirmed his good recent form with the opener in only the second minute, and Kanouté headed another close to half time in what will probably be his last match for the Andalusians. Verdú set up Osvaldo after the break to pull one back for the locals, but Negredo volleyed home his second of the night before Verdú completed the scoring later on. Espanyol miss out on Europe despite a good season, and the fans had a chance to say good-bye to Iván de la Peña when he came on for the last few minutes.