First Division - Day 1

Sevilla 1 – Espanyol 1

Sevilla: David Soria (Sergio Rico 05’); Corchia, Kjaer, Lenglet, Sarabia; N’Zonzi (Pizarro 73’), Borja Lasso (Banega 54’), Ganso; Jesús Navas, Muriel, Nolito. 4-3-3.
Espanyol: Pau López; Javi López, David López, Naldo, Aarón Martín; Javi Fuego, Diop; Jurado (Hernán Pérez 74’), Gerard Moreno, Piatti (Granero 60’); Leo Baptistao. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 27. Lenglet. Turned ball in to net with knee on near post from Nolito corner.
1-1. 35. Baptistao. Intercepted pass in midfield and ran on to shoot wide of Rico.

Yellow cards: Diop 15’, Baptistao 55’, Aarón Martín 76’, Banega 84’, Nolito 90’, David López 91’ / red cards: Banega 84’.

Sevilla can be forgiven for having their minds set on their Champions League qualifier, and a side much changed from Wednesday’s play-off first leg in Istanbul were held to a 1-1 draw by Espanyol. Lenglet put the Andalusians in front with just under half an hour gone, and Pau López had to save from Nolito and Muriel. However Leo Baptistao ran through to beat Sergio Rico (who had replaced the injured David Soria early on) and make it all square soon afterwards, and although Muriel hit the post after the interval, the locals had Banega sent off for abusing the referee near the end.