Sevilla: Beto; Diogo Figueiras, Carriço, Kolodziejczak, Fernando Navarro; Iborra, Krychowiak; Deulofeu (Gameiro 70‘), Banega (Denis Suárez 60’), Reyes; Bacca (Iago Aspas 80’). 4-2-3-1.
Málaga: Kameni; Rosales, Miguel Torres, Angeleri, Antunes; Recio, Sergi Darder; Samuel (Luis Alberto 78’), Duda (Javi Guerra 58’), Samu Castillejo (Juanmi 58’); Amrabat. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 36. Bacca. Controlled Deulofeu cross and steered shot wide of Kameni.
2-0. 68. Denis Suárez. Ran on to Bacca return pass and shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Krychowiak 08’, Reyes 18’, Recio 20’, Iborra 33’, Beto 81’.
Sevilla are still in the running for the title this season, and they returned to fourth spot after a 2-0 victory over regional rivals Málaga. Bacca could have had two or three goals early on had Kameni not been at his best, and although Rosales and Duda fired shots wide later in the first half, the Colombian striker opened the scoring after collecting a cross from the right by Deulofeu. Bacca was in action again after the interval, the referee ruling out a strike for a non-existent offside, and midway through the second half he played the ball back into the path of Denis Suárez for the on-loan Barcelona midfielder to make it two. Kameni kept out Bacca again before he was finally rested with ten minutes to go, but Emery’s side had done enough to stay within two points of Atlético, their best performance in the history of the club at the mid-way stage of the competition.