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First Division - Day 38

Espanyol 1 - Sevilla 1

Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Raúl Rodríguez (Raúl Baena 34'), Forlín, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Javi López, Víctor Sánchez; Weiss (Pandiani 61'), Verdú, Coutinho; Alvaro Vázquez (Kalu Uche 76'). 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Palop; Coke, Cala, Fazio, Fernando Navarro; Deivid (Guarente 84'), Rakitic; Jesús Navas, Reyes (Kanouté 71'), Perotti (Manu del Moral 66'); Negredo. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 30. Negredo. Ran on to Rakitic through ball and fired shot wide of keeper.
1-1. 66. Coutinho. Picked up Verdú pass and lifted angled shot past Palop.

Yellow cards: Víctor Sánchez 14', Deivid 16', Coke 23', Verdú 54', Javi López 83', Pandiani 88'.

Espanyol and Sevilla were out of the running for the European places after last weekend's games, and they played out a 1-1 draw in their last fixture of the season. Both teams had chances in the first half, Coke clearing from under the feet of Coutinho, and Cristian Alvarez pushing a close range header from Negredo over the top. With the half time whistle approaching though Negredo ran on to Rakitic's long ball to steer a shot wide of the keeper and give the visitors the lead. After the restart Alvaro Vázquez brought a good save out of Palop, and with a quarter of an hour to go Coutinho picked up a pass from Verdú before cutting in from left of the area to equalise. It was not enough for the frustrated home fans though, and after a run of poor results at home there were protests from them when the game ended.