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Sevilla 4-1 Malaga

Luciano Vietto
Luciano Vietto is on loan at Sevilla from Atletico Madrid

Sevilla scored four goals in the space of 11 minutes as they beat Malaga and moved up to second in La Liga.

Luciano Vietto opened the scoring for the hosts in the 25th minute with a low finish and the Argentine striker tapped in a second three minutes later.

Wissam Ben Yedder fired home in the 34th minute and, two minutes later, Vitolo's close-range goal made it 4-0.

Sevilla defender Adil Rami was sent off just after the hour mark before Sandro Ramirez netted Malaga's consolation.

The victory helped Sevilla to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid, who are away at the Club World Cup in Japan, to four points.

Barcelona will overtake Sevilla with victory over city rivals Espanyol in their clash at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Saul Niguez scored the only goal of the game as Atletico Madrid clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win over Las Palmas.

Villarreal remain in fourth spot after their 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon. They are ahead of Real Sociedad, who beat Granada 2-0 away from home, on goal difference.

Line-ups

Sevilla

  • 1Rico
  • 24MercadoSubstituted forKolodziejczakat 45'minutes
  • 21Martín ParejaBooked at 29minsSubstituted forKranevitterat 45'minutes
  • 23RamiBooked at 61mins
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 8Iborra
  • 15N'ZonziBooked at 58mins
  • 10Nasri
  • 17Sarabia
  • 9Vietto
  • 12Ben YedderSubstituted forGonzález Polancoat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kranevitter
  • 5Kolodziejczak
  • 11Correa
  • 14Kiyotake
  • 19de Lima
  • 25Sirigu
  • 32González Polanco

Malaga

  • 13Boyko
  • 23Torres
  • 5Llorente
  • 4VillanuevaBooked at 90mins
  • 15RiccaSubstituted forGarcía del Pozoat 45'minutes
  • 31Fornals
  • 6Camacho
  • 18RosalesBooked at 82mins
  • 10Añor AcostaSubstituted forOntiverosat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 7Pérez LópezSubstituted forCastroat 64'minutes
  • 19Ramírez

Substitutes

  • 1Kameni
  • 2Koné
  • 8Santos
  • 11Castro
  • 14García del Pozo
  • 17Barbosa Valente
  • 39Ontiveros
Referee:
Carlos Clos Gómez
Attendance:
30,394

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamMalaga
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sevilla 4, Málaga 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sevilla 4, Málaga 1.

Offside, Sevilla. Steven N'Zonzi tries a through ball, but Vitolo is caught offside.

Booking

Mikel Villanueva (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luciano Vietto (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mikel Villanueva (Málaga).

Attempt blocked. Pablo Fornals (Málaga) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Javi Ontiveros.

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Castro (Málaga) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pablo Fornals.

Foul by Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla).

Roberto Rosales (Málaga) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Vitolo (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Recio (Málaga).

Foul by Timothée Kolodziejczak (Sevilla).

Pablo Fornals (Málaga) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.

Attempt missed. Recio (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Javi Ontiveros.

Attempt missed. Pablo Fornals (Málaga) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Booking

Roberto Rosales (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Rosales (Málaga).

Attempt missed. Javi Ontiveros (Málaga) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Roberto Rosales.

Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Miguel Torres (Málaga).

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Matías Kranevitter.

Offside, Sevilla. Steven N'Zonzi tries a through ball, but Luciano Vietto is caught offside.

Offside, Málaga. Roberto Rosales tries a through ball, but Sandro Ramírez is caught offside.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Vitolo.

Booking

Javi Ontiveros (Málaga) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luciano Vietto (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Javi Ontiveros (Málaga).

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Steven N'Zonzi.

Attempt blocked. Ignacio Camacho (Málaga) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sandro Ramírez with a cross.

Corner, Málaga. Conceded by Diego González.

Attempt missed. Javi Ontiveros (Málaga) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Roberto Rosales with a headed pass.

Offside, Málaga. Ignacio Camacho tries a through ball, but Sandro Ramírez is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Javi Ontiveros (Málaga) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Rosales.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Diego González replaces Wissam Ben Yedder.

Vitolo (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gonzalo Castro (Málaga).

Substitution

Substitution, Málaga. Gonzalo Castro replaces Juankar because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 17th December 2016

  • SevillaSevilla4MalagaMalaga1
  • Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1VillarrealVillarreal3
  • Atl MadridAtlético Madrid1Las PalmasLas Palmas0
  • GranadaGranada0Real SociedadReal Sociedad2

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid15114040142637
2Sevilla16103332211133
3Barcelona1594237152231
4Villarreal1685325111429
5Real Sociedad169252821729
6Atl Madrid1684429141528
7Ath Bilbao157262018223
8Eibar156452119222
9Espanyol155731918122
10Las Palmas165652624221
11Malaga165652526-121
12Alavés165651517-221
13Celta Vigo156362429-521
14Real Betis165381829-1118
15Leganés154381226-1415
16Dep La Coruña153482027-713
17Valencia153392129-812
18Sporting Gijón1633101733-1612
19Granada161691433-199
20Osasuna1514101332-197
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