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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Éver Banega (47' PEN)

Sevilla record welcome win to boost Europa League chances

Sevilla ended their winless streak and boosted their Europa League hopes with a 1-0 victory against Real Sociedad.
Ever Banega's second-half penalty earned caretaker boss Joaquin Caparros a winning start to his reign and secured the club a first win since beating Manchester United in the Champions League in March.
Sevilla are up to seventh in LaLiga, which would secure a place in next season's Europa League qualifying rounds.
The hosts took the lead early in the second half after Diego Llorente fouled Sandro Ramirez in the penalty area.
Banega put the spot-kick low to his left, beyond the reach of goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya who had gone the right way.
The visitors looked to make a quick response with Asier Illarramendi firing narrowly wide, while Sandro went close at the other end soon after.
Defeat means La Real's European hopes are all but over after slipping five points behind their opponents with two games to play.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 20 +35 46
2 Atletico Madrid 20 +17 41
3 Real Madrid 20 +6 36
4 Sevilla FC 20 +9 33
5 Alavés 20 -1 32
6 Getafe 20 +9 31
7 Real Betis 20 0 29
8 Real Sociedad 20 +1 26
9 Valencia 20 +1 26
10 Levante 20 -3 26
11 Girona 20 -3 24
12 Espanyol 19 -6 24
13 Athletic Bilbao 20 -5 23
14 Leganes 20 -6 22
15 Real Valladolid 20 -6 22
16 Eibar 19 -7 22
17 Celta Vigo 20 -2 21
18 Rayo Vallecano 20 -12 20
19 Villarreal 20 -5 18
20 Huesca 20 -22 11