First Division - Day 13

Sevilla 1 - Valencia 0

Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mariano, Rami, Kolodziejczak, Escudero (Krohn-Dehli 83‘); Krychowiak, N’Zonzi; Vitolo, Banega, Konoplyanka (Reyes 86‘); Llorente (Immobile 69‘). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Mat Ryan; Cancelo, Aderlan Santos, Abdennour, Gayà; Enzo Pérez (Feghouli 63‘), Javi Fuego, Danilo Barbosa, Dani Parejo; Paco Alcácer (Bakkali 79‘), Santi Mina (Rubén Vezo 46’). 4-4-2.

1-0. 50. Escudero. Steered far post volley past Mat Ryan from Banega centre.

Yellow cards: Cancelo 10’, 35’, Gayà 13’, Rami 17’, Addennour 20’, Javi Fuego 57’, 78’, Mariano 71’, Vitolo 84’ / red cards: Cancelo 35’, Javi Fuego 78’.

Sevilla beat Valencia 1-0 in the last match of the weekend to move up to tenth spot, just a point behind their opponents in the table. Both teams had had disappointing results in the Champions League midweek, but the locals were the better side early on, Llorente bringing a couple of early saves out of Mat Ryan, who was returning after a long injury lay off. With ten minutes to go to half time the Ches were left with ten men when Cancelo picked up a second booking, and Konoplyanka went close with efforts either side of the break before Escudero got on the end of a Banega free kick to volley in what was to prove the only goal. Any hope that the Ches had of salvaging something ended when Javi Fuego was also dismissed for a second bookable offence, and after the game ended coach Nuno announced that he had agreed with the club’s owners to step down.