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Spanish Primera BBVA

Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (ATT 35,000) 2nd April 2012 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: M Perez Lasa

Sevilla Sevilla vs Real Mallorca Mallorca

Sevilla 3

A Negredo (51)
M del Moral (62)
J Navas (68)

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Mallorca 1

T Hemed (74)

Sevilla stretch winning run

Hosts give European hopes a boost

Last Updated: 02/04/12 10:59pm

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Jesus Navas: Was on target with Sevilla's third and final goal

Jesus Navas: Was on target with Sevilla's third and final goal

Sevilla kept their European hopes alive and claimed their third Primera Liga victory on the bounce against Real Mallorca on Monday night as Jesus Navas sealed a 3-1 success.

Navas netted the third and final goal in the 68th minute after earlier second-half strikes from Alvaro Negredo and Manu, before Tomer Hemed snatched a late consolation for the visitors.

The visitors, who are still not safe from relegation, started well and pressed through the set-plays of Gonzalo Castro, before Sevilla came close to opening the scoring in the 14th minute.

Navas lashed a right-footed shot from six yards which was superbly tipped around the post by Mallorca keeper Dudu Aouate, before Ivan Ramis booted clear from the resulting corner.

Top form

Aouate was on top form again three minutes later to tip a close-range Manu effort round the post, and he denied Jose Antonio Reyes in the 27th minute with another fingertip save.

With the hosts dominant, Navas, Piotr Trochowski and Andujar Coke all shot wide, before Sevilla keeper Andres Palop was called into action for the first time just before the break when he saved from Fernando Tissone.

Sevilla finally broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when Negredo headed home a Reyes corner, and they doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Navas fed Manu from the right and the striker fired low past Aouate.

The hosts were home and dry in the 68th minute when Manu turned provider to set up Navas to steer home from close range. And, despite Hemed's 74th-minute strike - he found the top corner from Pablo Caceres' cross - Sevilla eased home for a win which took them up to eighth place in the table.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 25 61
2 Barcelona 25 59
3 Atletico Madrid 25 54
4 Valencia 25 53
5 Sevilla 25 46
6 Villarreal 25 45
7 Malaga 25 41
8 Celta Vigo 25 32
9 Espanyol 25 32
10 Athletic Bilbao 25 30
11 Rayo Vallecano 25 29
12 Real Sociedad 25 27
13 Eibar 25 27
14 Getafe 25 26
15 Deportivo La Coruna 25 25
16 Almeria 25 24
17 Elche 25 24
18 Levante 25 22
19 Granada 25 19
20 Cordoba 25 18

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