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2015/2016 Spanish Primera División
  • Kevin Gameiro (23')
  • Steven N'Zonzi (45'+1')
  • Yevhen Konoplyanka (86')
  • Bebé (51')
  • Javi Guerra (68')
  • Antonio Amaya (83')

Sevilla FC 3-2 Rayo Vallecano

Yevhen Konoplyanka's first league goal for Sevilla earned them a 3-2 victory against Rayo Vallecano and saw Los Rojiblancos climb off the foot of the La Liga table.
Sevilla looked to be coasting to their first domestic win of the season as they led at the break courtesy of goals from Kevin Gameiro and Steven N'Zonzi, but Bebe and Javi Guerra struck to wipe out their two-goal lead.
Antonio Amaya's red card gave the hosts the advantage again and substitute Konoplyanka, signed from Ukrainian club Dnipro in the summer, capitalised with four minutes remaining.
N'Zonzi, Marco Andreolli and Coke all threatened early on for Sevilla but did not trouble goalkeeper Tono Rodriguez.
Gameiro opened the scoring after 23 minutes with a shot that found the bottom left-hand corner of the net and N'Zonzi doubled the lead in first-half injury time, converting from Jose Antonio Reyes' pass.
Bebe halved the deficit with a free-kick early in the second half and the former Manchester United forward went close again shortly afterwards as Rayo sensed an equalising goal.
It came in the 68th minute when Guerra found the top right corner of the net with an effort from inside the penalty area.
Amaya picked up his second yellow and the visitors were forced to play the last seven minutes with 10 men.
Sevilla made them pay when Konoplyanka, whose previous goals for the club had come in the UEFA Super Cup and the Champions League, curled a free-kick into the bottom corner of the net.
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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