Spanish La Liga
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Alaves 1-1 Sevilla

Wissam Ben Yedder scores for Sevilla against Alaves
Sevilla surrendered the lead given to them by Wissam Ben Yedder

Sevilla's La Liga title hopes were damaged as a mistake by goalkeeper Sergio Rico led to a draw at Alaves.

Jorge Sampaoli's side knew a win would move them two points behind leaders Barcelona and they went ahead through Wissam Ben Yedder's drilled strike.

But Rico fumbled Oscar Romero's inswinging cross with 15 minutes left, allowing Aleksandar Katai to bundle in.

The Spanish keeper redeemed himself to save a Katai free-kick and a Deyerson effort as Alaves finished strongly.

The result leaves third-placed Sevilla four points behind Barca after 26 matches and three points behind Real Madrid, who have a game in hand. Alaves stay 11th.

Asked about his error, Rico said: "It was a move which was unlucky for us. We will keep going like this, we will keep fighting and we will not give up until the end of La Liga."

Line-ups

Alavés

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Pacheco
  • 21Femenía
  • 5Laguardia
  • 24Feddal
  • 15HernándezBooked at 87mins
  • 6Llorente
  • 19García Sánchez
  • 18ToqueroBooked at 29minsSubstituted forRomeroat 65'minutes
  • 8CamarasaSubstituted forKrsticicat 89'minutes
  • 11GómezSubstituted forKataiat 65'minutes
  • 20Silva Acosta

Substitutes

  • 2Ely
  • 9Santos
  • 10Romero
  • 13Ortolá
  • 22Martín Vigaray
  • 23Krsticic
  • 25Katai

Sevilla

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Rico
  • 24MercadoSubstituted forCorreaat 83'minutes
  • 21Martín Pareja
  • 5LengletBooked at 20mins
  • 18Escudero
  • 4KranevitterBooked at 31mins
  • 15N'Zonzi
  • 17Sarabia
  • 8IborraBooked at 68mins
  • 20Machín PérezBooked at 73minsSubstituted forFerreira Filhoat 74'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 12Ben YedderSubstituted forJoveticat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ferreira Filho
  • 11Correa
  • 13Soria Solís
  • 14Montoya
  • 16Jovetic
  • 22Vázquez
  • 23Rami
Referee:
Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez
Attendance:
18,479

Match Stats

Home TeamAlavésAway TeamSevilla
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alavés 1, Sevilla 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alavés 1, Sevilla 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Deyverson (Alavés).

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stevan Jovetic (Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joaquín Correa.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Alavés. Óscar Romero tries a through ball, but Deyverson is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Óscar Romero (Alavés) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcos Llorente.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla).

  8. Post update

    Theo Hernández (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcos Llorente (Alavés) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Alavés. Nenad Krsticic replaces Víctor Camarasa.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mariano (Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Marcos Llorente.

  13. Booking

    Theo Hernández (Alavés) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Theo Hernández (Alavés).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Deyverson (Alavés) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kiko Femenía.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sevilla. Stevan Jovetic replaces Wissam Ben Yedder.

  18. Post update

    Deyverson (Alavés) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aleksandar Katai (Alavés) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Booking

    Mariano (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 6th March 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona26186276215560
2Real Madrid25185267264159
3Sevilla26175450302056
4Atl Madrid26147548222649
5Real Sociedad2615384236648
6Villarreal26129538191945
7Ath Bilbao2612593230241
8Eibar2611694237539
9Espanyol269983535036
10Celta Vigo25105103944-535
11Alavés2681082632-634
12Las Palmas2688104041-132
13Valencia2685133546-1129
14Real Betis2576122741-1427
15Malaga2668123243-1126
16Leganés2666142140-1924
17Dep La Coruña2558122840-1223
18Granada2647152454-3019
19Sporting Gijón2645172755-2817
20Osasuna2617182764-3710
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