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Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (ATT 29,618) 2nd March 2014 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez

Sevilla Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Sociedad

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Gameiro the star for Sevilla

Last Updated: 02/03/14 10:22pm

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Kevin Gameiro: Scored Sevilla's winner

Kevin Gameiro: Scored Sevilla's winner

Substitute Kevin Gameiro's second-half strike was all that separated the teams as Sevilla claimed a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Gameiro struck after 77 minutes to end Sociedad's two-match winning run as Unai Emery's Red and Whites moved up a place in the Primera Division table to seventh.

Jagoba Arrasate's side, who were unfortunate to come away with nothing after enjoyed a dominant display after the break, remain in sixth.

The visitors had the first real chance of the game after 15 minutes when Antoine Griezmann was unlucky to see his close-range header sail inches wide of the post.

Jose Antonio Reyes had a shot on target for Sevilla moments later but he too fired just wide from the centre of the goal as both sides began to settle in.

Reyes came close again midway through the first half but this time the crossbar got in his way as the home side pressed for an opener.

Sevilla continued to attack the visitors' goal and Carlos Bacca was next to have a go but sent his effort over the bar.

Just before the break Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was called into action as he made a brilliant save to keep out Reyes' close-range header.

Gorka Elustondo's inswinging corner forced a punch clear from Sevilla's Antonio Beto not long after the break and just after the hour mark Inigo Martinez's long-range strike from the right sailed over the bar.

Ivan Rakitic's free-kick forced Bravo into another big save but 10 minutes later it was his Sevilla team-mate Gameiro who

broke the deadlock as he picked up Bacca's cross on the left of the box and tucked home a close-range shot.

Gameiro came close to adding a second five minutes later but Martinez put in a great block to deny him.

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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