First Division - Day 20

Espanyol 3 – Sevilla 1

Espanyol: Diego López; Marc Navarro, David López, Diego Reyes, Aarón Martín; Javi Fuego, Jurado; Hernán Pérez (Marc Roca 64’), Reyes (Álvaro Vázquez 83’), Piatti (Víctor Álvarez 74’); Gerard Moreno. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mariano, Nico Pareja, Rami, Escudero; Franco Vázquez (Vietto 59’), N’Zonzi, Nasri, Sarabia; Jovetic (Iborra 70’), Ben Yedder (Lenglet 07‘). 4-4-2.

1-0. 04. Reyes (penalty). After Nico Pareja pushed over Piatti inside the area.
1-1. 19. Jovetic. Turned shot wide of Diego López after Nasri laid ball across.
2-1. 45+2. Marc Navarro. Steered header inside near post from Reyes free kick.
3-1. 71. Gerard Moreno. Diving header past keeper from Marc Navarro centre.

Yellow cards: Aarón Martín 32’, Escudero 76’, Sarabia 81’, Gerard Moreno 81’ / red cards: Nico Pareja 02’.

Sevilla drop to third in the table, below Barcelona on goal difference, after the Andalusians lost 3-1 at Espanyol on Sunday. The visitors played the full match with ten men after Nico Pareja was sent off for giving away a penalty in the first minute, Reyes converting the kick against his old side. Jovetic levelled it soon afterwards though following good work by Nasri, but Marc Navarro headed a second from a wide Reyes free kick on the stroke of half time. Midway through the second half Reyes fired a shot against the crossbar, Gerard Moreno’s follow up header being cleared off the line by a defender, and just a minute later Moreno headed the third past Sergio Rico after Marc Navarro crossed in from the right wing.