First Division - Day 7

Sevilla 2 – Málaga 0

Sevilla: David Soria; Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero; Franco Vázquez (Banega 58‘), Pizarro, Krohn-Dehli (N’Zonzi 84‘); Jesús Navas, Muriel, Joaquín Correa (Nolito 69’). 4-3-3.
Málaga: Roberto; Rosales, Luis Hernández, Baysse, Ricca (Juanpi 25’); Recio, Estebán Rolón (Peñaranda 72‘); Alex Mula (Keko 76’), Adrián González, Juankar; Diego Rolán. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 68. Banega (penalty). After Rosales brought down Correa inside the area.
2-0. 70. Muriel. Picked up ball in midfield and ran on to shoot past Roberto.

Yellow cards: Esteban Rolón 45’, Mercado 79’, Kjaer 79’.

Sevilla move above Atlético to second after they beat Málaga 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Both goals came midway through the second half, Banega converting a penalty after Rosales brought down Joaquín Correa in the area, and Muriel adding the second just two minutes later following a run from midfield. Málaga end the day at the bottom of the table, and although coach Michel still has the backing of his bosses, he rapidly needs a result to turn things around.