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Spanish Primera BBVA

Manuel Martinez Valero (ATT 20,014) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: A Alvarez Izquierdo

Elche Elche vs Sevilla Sevilla

Elche 1

C Herrera (82)

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Sevilla 1

D Carrico (90)

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Elche denied at the death

Last Updated: 11/01/14 11:28pm

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Daniel Carrico nodded Sevilla level late in the day

Daniel Carrico nodded Sevilla level late in the day

Elche were denied a first Primera Division win since November as Daniel Carrico's 89th-minute header rescued a 1-1 draw for Sevilla.

Cristian Herrera's 82nd-minute effort had looked set to earn the struggling hosts a crucial three points, but their hopes of moving four points clear of the bottom three were dashed.

Instead they gained a two-point cushion over the drop zone, the draw no more than they deserved from a match in which they frustrated European hopefuls Sevilla for long periods.

The visitors' unbeaten run in the league stretches back to early November, but two dropped points on Sunday saw them miss the chance to move above Villarreal and into seventh, at least temporarily.

Neither side offered much in a turgid first half short on chances.

Carles Gil fired over from way out for Elche, while Carlos Bacca shot wide from much closer range at the other end.

Both teams livened up after the break, with Elche giving as good as they got.

Javi Marquez shot wide from 25 yards before Richmond Boakye's header from Edu Albacar's free-kick was tipped round a post by Antonio Beto.

Bacca then had two chances to give Sevilla the lead, but first shot weakly wide when well-placed inside the area and then saw an effort blocked by Ruben Perez del Marmol.

But Elche went in front in the 82nd minute when Herrera headed Fidel's left-wing cross into the bottom corner.

The hosts could not hold out, though, as Carrico snatched a point for Sevilla by heading home a Jose Reyes corner.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 24 60
2 Barcelona 25 59
3 Atletico Madrid 24 53
4 Valencia 24 50
5 Sevilla 24 45
6 Villarreal 24 44
7 Malaga 25 41
8 Espanyol 25 32
9 Celta Vigo 24 31
10 Rayo Vallecano 25 29
11 Real Sociedad 24 27
12 Eibar 24 27
13 Athletic Bilbao 24 27
14 Getafe 25 26
15 Deportivo La Coruna 25 25
16 Almeria 25 24
17 Elche 24 23
18 Levante 25 22
19 Granada 25 19
20 Cordoba 25 18