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2015/2016 Spanish Primera División
  • Dani Parejo (41')
  • Álvaro Negredo (90'+1')
  • Kevin Gameiro (86')

Valencia 2-1 Sevilla FC

Substitute Alvaro Negredo notched a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Valencia brought their Primera Division losing streak to an end with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla at the Mestalla.
Los Che - playing at home for the first time since Gary Neville's sacking as boss last month and having suffered defeat in each of their previous four league games - deservedly opened the scoring in the 41st minute via Daniel Parejo's free-kick.
It subsequently looked as if they were going to be denied the win when Sevilla substitute Kevin Gameiro struck his 15th league goal of the season in the 86th minute.
But Negredo, introduced seconds before Gameiro's goal, then took advantage of sloppy play by the visitors in the dying moments as they attempted to defend a free-kick, tucking the loose ball home from close range.
The result sees Valencia, now working under Pako Ayestaran, move up to 13th in the table, and with them now on 37 points with six games to go, any relegation fears will have eased considerably. Sevilla, meanwhile, stay seventh.
The hosts started positively, Paco Alcacer bringing an early stop out of Sergio Rico, who then saved again when Parejo tried his luck.
Valencia's dominance bore fruit just before the interval as Parejo's free-kick sailed past Rico, possibly having taken a slight deflection off the Sevilla wall.
After Rico claimed a Parejo shot early in the second half, the home side were perhaps lucky not to give away a penalty as Shkodran Mustafi got to grips with Fernando Llorente.
As the game entered its final 10 minutes, Coke blew a great chance to equalise with a header, moments before Gameiro did produce a leveller, beating Diego Alves at his near post having collected the ball from Michael Krohn-Dehli.
Valencia then hit back right at the end as Sevilla failed to deal with Parejo's delivery and Negredo reacted first to slot in from close range.
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Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 24 +38 54
2 Atletico Madrid 24 +17 47
3 Real Madrid 24 +12 45
4 Sevilla FC 24 +10 37
5 Getafe 24 +9 36
6 Alavés 24 -3 36
7 Real Sociedad 24 +5 34
8 Real Betis 24 -3 33
9 Valencia 24 +4 32
10 Eibar 24 -1 31
11 Athletic Bilbao 24 -4 30
12 Levante 24 -7 30
13 Leganes 24 -5 29
14 Espanyol 24 -10 29
15 Girona 24 -9 27
16 Real Valladolid 24 -10 26
17 Celta Vigo 24 -7 24
18 Villarreal 24 -5 23
19 Rayo Vallecano 24 -14 23
20 Huesca 24 -17 18