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First Division - Day 37

Sevilla 5 - Rayo Vallecano 2

Sevilla: Palop; Coke, Cala, Fazio, Fernando Navarro; Deivid (Guarente 82'), Trochowski; Jesús Navas, Rakitic (Kanouté 65'), Manu del Moral (Reyes 55'); Babá. 4-2-3-1.
Rayo: Cobeño; Arribas, Labaka, Pulido, Tito; Movilla (Michel 54'), Trashorras; Piti (Tamudo 68'), Michu, Delibasic (Lass 63'); Diego Costa. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 30. Babá. Got on the end of Jesús Navas cross to turn ball in on far post.
1-1. 37. Diego Costa (penalty). After Michu brought down inside penalty area.
2-1. 42. Cala. Ran in to head Rakitic corner down past Cobeño in to net.
3-1. 47. Babá. Steered header wide of keeper after Navas crossed from right.
4-1. 65. Reyes. Connected with Navas cross and stabbed shot wide of Cobeño.
4-2. 77. Diego Costa. Got behind defence to run Michel corner in on far post.
5-2. 81. Kanouté. Forced shot in to net after Navas rounded keeper and centred.

Yellow cards: Pulido 16', Delibasic 17', Diego Costa 25', Cobeño 44', Cala 51', Kanouté 81', Trashorras 82', Guarente 86'.

Rayo Vallecano are in serious danger of going down after they lost 5-2 at Sevilla. Both teams needed a victory, the Andalusians having only picked up one point out of a possible twelve, and the visitors having lost their last five games. With just under twenty minutes gone the home side were awarded a penalty when Delibasic pulled down Cala, and although Cobeño saved Trochowski's spot kick, Babá got on the end of a Jesús Navas cross to open the scoring ten minutes later. Diego Costa made it all square with a second penalty after Michu was tripped in the area, but headed goals from Cala and Babá either side of half time put Sevilla back in front, and Reyes got a fourth a few minutes later from another Navas assist. Costa gave Rayo a glimmer of hope with his second of the evening from Michel's corner, but with ten minutes to go substitute Kanouté, playing his last match in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium, said goodbye to his fans with style with a fifth goal after good work again by Navas.