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2015/2016 Spanish Primera División
  • Issac Success (17')
  • Adalberto Peñaranda (37')
  • Vitolo (45'+1')
  • Adil Rami (86')

Granada 2-1 Sevilla FC

Granada stunned in-form Sevilla 2-1 to climb out of the Primera Division relegation zone.
Goals from Isaac Success and Adalberto Penaranda gave Granada only a fourth league victory of the season and a winning start to 2016 after ending the previous year with back-to-back defeats.
Vitolo pulled a goal back for the visitors in first-half stoppage time but Sevilla, who had Adil Rami sent off late on, could not salvage their eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
Young strikers Success and Penaranda looked a handful early on but Sevilla should have taken the lead as Jose Antonio Reyes and Vitolo spurned good opportunities.
Unai Emery's team were made to pay after 17 minutes when Success pounced after Sergio Rico saved to deny Ruben Rochina.
Rami came close to a quick equaliser with a header that was narrowly off target but Penaranda doubled Granada's lead with a low shot in the 37th minute.
Vitolo sent the visitors into the break with renewed optimism when he tucked away a loose ball inside the area on the stroke of half-time.
Goalkeeper Andres Fernandez preserved Granada's lead with saves to keep out Reyes and substitute Ever Banega, but as Sevilla looked like they might get something from the game their hopes were ended by Rami's red card.
The defender was dismissed for collecting two yellow cards for fouls on Success and Penaranda.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 23 +37 51
2 Real Madrid 23 +13 45
3 Atletico Madrid 23 +16 44
4 Sevilla FC 23 +13 37
5 Getafe 23 +9 35
6 Alavés 23 -3 35
7 Real Betis 23 -3 32
8 Valencia 23 +4 31
9 Real Sociedad 23 +2 31
10 Eibar 23 -1 30
11 Leganes 23 -2 29
12 Espanyol 23 -10 28
13 Athletic Bilbao 23 -5 27
14 Levante 23 -10 27
15 Real Valladolid 23 -9 26
16 Celta Vigo 23 -4 24
17 Girona 23 -10 24
18 Rayo Vallecano 23 -13 23
19 Villarreal 23 -8 20
20 Huesca 23 -16 18