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Spanish Primera BBVA

Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (ATT 30,000) 5th May 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: C Delgado Ferreiro

Sevilla Sevilla vs Espanyol Espanyol

Sevilla 3

J Capdevila (og 11)
Coke (19)
A Negredo (23)

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Three and easy for Sevilla

Last Updated: 05/05/13 8:37pm

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Sevilla: Pushing for Europa League place

Sevilla: Pushing for Europa League place

Sevilla kept their dreams of Europa League football alive for next season with a convincing 3-0 win over Espanyol in their Primera Division match.

Joan Capdevila's own goal gave the home side an early lead with Andujar Coke and Alvaro Negredo scoring the second and third in the space of four minutes as Sevilla looked comfortable throughout their victory.

The result means Los Rojiblancos are now three points adrift of seventh-placed Real Betis, who occupy the last European berth, with four games remaining ahead of their match with Barcelona.

Espanyol remain in 11th place with nothing more than pride to play for in their remaining fixtures against Real Madrid and struggling Deportivo La Coruna.

Sevilla dominated the game against the visitors, who had started the day side by side with them on 43 points.

Espanyol tried their luck with a couple of wayward chances early on before Capdevila handed the initiative to the home side with his 11th minute own-goal.

Sevilla midfielder Jesus Navas fired in a cross and Capdevila tried to make a block, but he ended up heading the ball into his own net from 12 yards out.

Coke then doubled the home side's lead after he linked up with Navas on the right, before Negredo made the result safe in the 22nd minute when he slotted home Ivan Rakitic's assist.

Sevilla continued to pressurise Espanyol after the break, with Negredo's 20-yard effort testing goalkeeper Francisco Casilla before Capdevila almost atoned for his error at the other end when Antonio Beto was forced to save his 73rd-minute strike from the edge of the box.

However, Espanyol were unable to find a breakthrough as their evening ended in frustration, while for Sevilla, the prospect of European football remains just about alive.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 20 51
2 Barcelona 20 47
3 Atletico Madrid 21 47
4 Valencia 20 41
5 Sevilla 19 39
6 Villarreal 20 38
7 Malaga 20 32
8 Eibar 21 27
9 Espanyol 20 26
10 Celta Vigo 21 24
11 Rayo Vallecano 21 23
12 Real Sociedad 21 22
13 Deportivo La Coruna 21 21
14 Athletic Bilbao 20 20
15 Getafe 20 20
16 Cordoba 21 18
17 Granada 21 18
18 Elche 21 17
19 Almeria 20 16
20 Levante 20 16