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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 15 +22 31
2 Sevilla FC 15 +11 28
3 Atletico Madrid 15 +11 28
4 Real Madrid 15 +4 26
5 Alavés 15 +1 24
6 Levante 15 +2 22
7 Real Betis 15 -1 22
8 Getafe 15 +4 21
9 Girona 15 0 21
10 Espanyol 15 -3 21
11 Celta Vigo 15 +4 20
12 Real Valladolid 15 -2 20
13 Real Sociedad 15 0 19
14 Eibar 15 -4 19
15 Valencia 15 0 18
16 Leganes 15 -4 17
17 Villarreal 15 -4 14
18 Athletic Bilbao 15 -8 14
19 Rayo Vallecano 15 -15 10
20 Huesca 15 -18 7