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Sevilla 3-2 Espanyol

Iago Aspas
Iago Aspas's strike was his first in 10 La Liga appearances during his loan spell

Iago Aspas scored a late winner as Sevilla beat Espanyol in an entertaining game to move up into the Champions League places.

Cristian Stuani opened the scoring for the visitors with a 15th-minute penalty, but Diogo Figueras equalised with a stunning 40-yard effort before Vitolo tapped into an empty net.

Espanyol keeper Kiko Casilla was sent off for handball but his side levelled after the break with Victor Sanchez curling home from 18 yards.

But Aspas, on loan from Liverpool, slotted home in the 89th minute after being found in space 16 yards from goal.

Espanyol may feel aggrieved with the result, as Sevilla goalkeeper Beto was lucky not to be sent off when he fouled Salva Sevilla for the converted penalty.

However they can have no complaints about their keeper's 40th-minute red card which came when he blocked an Aspas chip with his hands outside the box.

Line-ups

Sevilla

  • 13BetoBooked at 14minsSubstituted forRicoat 45'minutes
  • 5FigueirasBooked at 56mins
  • 24ArribasBooked at 44mins
  • 15Kolodziejczak
  • 3Navarro Corbacho
  • 12IborraBooked at 37mins
  • 6Carrico Martins
  • 22Vidal ParreuBooked at 12mins
  • 19BanegaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forBaccaat 79'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 20Machín PérezSubstituted forD Suárezat 78'minutes
  • 14Iago AspasBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 9Bacca
  • 17D Suárez
  • 18Deulofeu
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 25Mbia
  • 29Rico
  • 30Muñoz Muñoz

Espanyol

  • 13CasillaBooked at 40mins
  • 16López Rodríguez
  • 19Colotto
  • 15MorenoSubstituted forGonzález Soberónat 34'minutes
  • 18Fuentes Hernández
  • 4Sánchez MataBooked at 21mins
  • 10González Casanova
  • 14Canas Ruiz HerreraBooked at 13mins
  • 24Montañés ClaveríasSubstituted forGarcía de la Fuenteat 45'minutes
  • 8Stuani
  • 6Sevilla LópezSubstituted forLópezat 42'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mattioni
  • 5Álvarez Delgado
  • 9García de la Fuente
  • 17Vázquez
  • 20Caicedo
  • 22González Soberón
  • 25López
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
27,955

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamEspanyol
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home23
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home20
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Sevilla 3, Espanyol 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Sevilla 3, Espanyol 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

  4. Post update

    José Cañas (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Iago Aspas.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fuentes (Espanyol) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Abraham with a cross following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

  8. Post update

    Sergio García (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Booking

    Iago Aspas (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! FC Sevilla 3, Espanyol 2. Iago Aspas (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlos Bacca.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Denis Suárez (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Bacca.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fernando Navarro (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

  14. Post update

    Víctor Sánchez (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Booking

    Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

  17. Post update

    Javi López (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Sevilla. Carlos Bacca replaces Éver Banega.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Sevilla. Denis Suárez replaces Vitolo.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! FC Sevilla 2, Espanyol 2. Víctor Sánchez (Espanyol) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner following a fast break.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 1st February 2015

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