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2018/2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (88')
  • Pablo Sarabia (90'+2')
  • Éver Banega (84')
  • Fabián Orellana (22')
  • Charles (63')

Sevilla battle back to grab last-gasp draw at Eibar

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Sevilla rallied to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Eibar on Sunday, having been two goals behind, down to 10 men and facing a third consecutive defeat in all competitions, as they boosted their chances of finishing in the top four in La Liga.

Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia slid in from close range to equalise in stoppage time and provoke wild celebrations at the Sanchez Pizjuan three minutes after striker Wissam Ben Yedder had halved the deficit for the hosts.

Eibar, who are 10th, had taken the lead midway through the first half when Chilean forward Fabian Orellana shuffled past two defenders to score before Brazilian forward Charles doubled their lead with a powerful header just past the hour.

Sevilla, who were thrashed 6-1 by Barcelona in their Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg on Jan. 30 and lost to struggling Celta Vigo last week, looked further doomed when Ever Banega was sent off for a second booking in the 84th.

The unlikely draw took them to 37 points, two ahead of fifth-placed Getafe who beat Celta Vigo 3-1 on Saturday to emerge as Sevilla's main competitors for a Champions League place. (Reporting by Richard Martin; editing by Ken Ferris)

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