Sevilla: Diego López; Cicinho
(Rabello28'), Botía, Cala, Fernando Navarro; Maduro (Kondogbia 51'),
Medel; Jesús Navas, Reyes, Perotti (Alex Rubio 78'); Babá
Valladolid: Dani Hernández; Rukavina, Jesús Rueda (Peña 80'), Marc Valiente, Balenziaga; Alvaro Rubio (Lluis Sastre 74'), Víctor Pérez; Ebert, Óscar González, Omar Ramos (Alberto Bueno 83'); Manucho. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 02. Ebert. Picked up Oscar pass and curled angled shot wide of keeper.
0-2. 12. Oscar. Intercepted Ebert shot and chipped ball past Diego López.
1-2. 50. Manucho (own goal). Headed Reyes corner back past own keeper.
Yellow cards: Rukavina 10', Navarro 41', Medel 43', 63', Cala 54', Ebert 72', Dani Hernández 80', Alberto Bueno 90', Víctor Pérez 93' / red cards: Medel 63'.
Valladolid are back to within a point of the Europa League spots after an unexpected 1-2 victory at Sevilla on Monday evening. Djukic's side began the match a point below the Andalusians in the table, but with only twelve minutes on the clock they were already two up, Ebert steering a shot past Diego López in the second minute and then setting up Oscar for a second a few minutes later. Only a great save from the local keeper prevented Manucho from scoring a third soon afterwards, and Ebert almost beat him again with a well struck free kick just before the break. With his two central defenders suspended, Michel had had to put out a make-shift defence, but he went for broke bringing on promising youngster Rabello for right back Cicinho with less than half an hour gone. That almost worked when the Chilean forward hit the post with a shot from outside of the area, and the hosts did get one back when Manucho headed a Reyes corner back in to his own net just five minutes in to the second half. However Michel's side were left with ten men when Medel picked up a second booking for a hard tackle on Manucho, and Manucho and Ebert could have increased the lead later on.