Sevilla: Javi Varas; Coke, Spahic,
Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Jesús Navas, Medel, Trochowski (Rakitic
73'), Perotti (Armenteros 82'); Kanouté (Manu del Moral 68'), Negredo.
Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez, Iñigo Martínez, Demidov, De la Bella; McDonald Mariga, Aranburu (Illarramendi 70'); Xabi Prieto (Cadamuro 30'), Zurutuza (Agirretxe 76'), Griezmann; Ifrán. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 53. Kanouté. Collected Negredo's headed pass and fired low shot past Bravo.
Yellow cards: Mariga 05', Coke 30', Escudé 44', De la Bella 65', Spahic 87'.
Sevilla moved up to third pending Sunday's games after a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad. Both teams came in to the match level on four points, but the locals soon took control, with Trochowski shooting wide early on. Claudio Bravo did well to save from Medel and Navas before the break, but he could do nothing eight minutes after the restart when Kanouté picked up Negredo's headed pass before drilling a low shot wide of the keeper. Real, missing Xabi Prieto after he limped off with an injury on the half hour mark, only came close to scoring when Iñigo Martínez headed wide following a set piece free kick. And the locals could have won by a bigger margin in the end had Navas, Manu or Negredo been able to convert their chances later on.