Málaga: Kameni; Jesús
Gámez, Lugano, Weligton, Eliseu (Antunes 47'); Camacho, Iturra;
Joaquín (Santa Cruz 79'), Isco, Pedro Morales (Duda 46'); Baptista.
Sevilla: Beto; Coke (Cicinho 70'), Cala, Fernando Navarro, Alberto Moreno; Medel, Kondogbia (Maduro 86'); Jesús Navas, Rakitic, Perotti (Manu del Moral 58'); Negredo. 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Isco 36', Jesús Gámez 40', Alberto Moreno 48', Manu del Moral 76', Medel 77', Baptista 78', Lugano 86'.
Sevilla's fight to get in to the European spots took a set-back after they were held to a 0-0 draw at Málaga, Unai Emery's side now five points behind city rivals Betis in the table. The European places will also depend on whether Málaga's appeal against their ban is upheld or not, but after three defeats in their last four games they are starting to slip down the rankings, ending the weekend just two points above Betis in sixth spot. Despite the result it was a lively game, Negredo going close a couple of times early on, and Rakitic heading wide. Camacho replied for the locals with a couple of efforts off target, and Beto had to save from Pedro Morales before the break. After the restart Kameni had to keep out a header from Cala, and Rakitic headed probably the best chance of the match wide a few minutes later. Duda and Baptista also tried their luck for the locals, but in the end both coaches settled for a point.