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2015/2016 Spanish Primera División
  • Fernando Llorente (11')
  • Lillo (88')

Fernando Llorente strike enough for Sevilla

Spain international Fernando Llorente struck the only goal as Sevilla maintained their impressive home record with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Eibar.
Striker Llorente was on target early in the second half to edge Sevilla back to winning ways after Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Barcelona had halted a seven-game unbeaten league run.
Sevilla went ahead with their first shot on target in the 11th minute when Llorente converted Michael Krohn-Dehli's cross for his seventh goal of the season.
Llorente twice went close to adding a second in the space of four minutes midway through the first half but Eibar created chances themselves before the break.
Striker Borja Baston's header was well saved by Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who then brilliantly turned away defender Gonzalo Escalante's shot from outside the penalty area.
End-to-end action continued after the break with Baston's shot from inside the area and then a header from Escalante's cross both saved by Rico.
Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo kept out Carrico's header following a cross from Ever Banega, who then forced two more fine saves with efforts from the edge of the area.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men after defender Lillo Castellano's second yellow card in the 88th minute, but they mounted one last flurry as striker Sergi Enrich's shot was saved by Rico before Baston dragged his effort wide when well placed in the 90th minute.
Sevilla substitute Vicente Iborra's angled drive hit a post in time added on and there was still time for Eibar to force Rico into another superb reaction, this time from substitute Saul Berjon as Sevilla held on for a 12th straight home league win.

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 23 -3 35
7 Real Sociedad 24 +5 34
8 Valencia 24 +4 32
9 Real Betis 23 -3 32
10 Eibar 24 -1 31
11 Levante 24 -7 30
12 Leganes 24 -5 29
13 Espanyol 24 -10 29
14 Athletic Bilbao 23 -5 27
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 23 -16 18