First Division - Day 4

Girona 0 - Sevilla 1

Girona: Iraizoz; Juanpe, Bernardo, Muniesa; Aday Benítez, Pere Pons (Kayode 80’), Àlex Granell, Mojica; Portu (Olunga 80’), Borja García; Stuani (Aleix García 67’). 3-4-2-1.
Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Corchia, Carriço, Lenglet, Carole; Banega, N’Zonzi; Montoya (Mercado 77‘), Ganso (Franco Vázquez 63’), Sarabia (Krohn-Dehli 85’); Muriel. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 69. Muriel. Ran on to Vázquez pass and fired shot inside Iraizoz’s near post.

Yellow cards: N’Zonzi 21’, Juanpe 25’, Corchia 45’, Bernardo 57’, Carriço 71’, Lenglet 85’, Franco Vázquez 90’.

Sevilla are up to second in the table, two points below leaders Barcelona, after a 0-1 victory at Girona on Sunday evening. There were few chances in a cagy first half, N’Zonzi testing Iraizoz with a volley, and Granell and Juanpe going close either side of half time. Iraizoz was in action again to keep out Muriel a couple of times after the restart, but with twenty minutes to go the Colombian striker picked up a Franco Vázquez through ball and fired a shot inside the keeper’s near post. With the game coming to an end Pere Pons put a good chance just wide of the post, and the locals could have saved a point had Granell not fired an injury time penalty against the crossbar after the referee ruled that Vázquez had fouled Kayode in the area.