First Division - Day 3

Sevilla 2 - Las Palmas 1

Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mariano, Nico Pareja, Rami, Escudero; N'Zonzi; Nasri, Franco Vázquez, Ganso (Vitolo 46’), Joaquín Correa (Sarabia 67’); Ben Yedder (Carlos Fernández 66’). 4-1-4-1.
Las Palmas: Javi Varas; Michel Macedo, David García, Bigas, Dani Castellano; Roque Mesa, Vicente Gómez (Montoro 79’); El Zhar, Tana (Araujo 76’), Mateo García (Momo 56’); Livaja. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 14. Tana. Picked up loose ball outside area and struck shot across Rico.
1-1. 89. Sarabia (penalty). After Bigas tripped Vitolo inside the penalty area.
2-1. 94. Carlos Fernández. Bundled ball over line after corner fell to him.

Yellow cards: Franco Vázquez 09’, Livaja 45’, Nico Pareja 54’, Roque 54’, Bigas 56’, 88’, Mariano 81’, Araujo 81’, Momo 94’ / red cards: Bigas 88’.

Last week’s leaders Las Palmas were beaten 2-1 by Sevilla, although the Canary Islanders will feel themselves hard done by as they were actually winning right up until two minutes from the end of normal time. El Zhar had a strike ruled out for offside and Livaja brought a good save out of Sergio Rico before Tana picked up a loose ball outside of the area to fire home the opener on the quarter hour mark. Nasri shot just wide in reply and Ben Yedder came up against ex Sevilla keeper Javi Varas before the break, and after the restart the Andalusians bombarded the visiting goal, Varas saving from Mariano, Vázquez and Sarabia. However with full time approaching Bigas was shown a second yellow card for tripping Vitolo inside of the area, and Sarabia drilled home the resulting penalty. And with the game already past the official three minutes of time added on, Carlos Fernández bundled Sarabia’s corner in to the net to take his team up to second in the table pending Sunday’s games.