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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 15 39
2 Barcelona 16 38
3 Atletico Madrid 16 35
4 Valencia 16 31
5 Villarreal 16 30
6 Sevilla 15 30
7 Malaga 16 30
8 Celta Vigo 16 20
9 Eibar 16 20
10 Espanyol 16 20
11 Athletic Bilbao 16 19
12 Getafe 16 17
13 Rayo Vallecano 16 17
14 Real Sociedad 16 15
15 Levante 16 15
16 Almeria 16 13
17 Deportivo La Coruna 16 13
18 Granada 16 13
19 Cordoba 16 11
20 Elche 16 10