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2018/2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Mouctar Diakhaby (90'+2')
  • Pablo Sarabia (55')

Mouctar Diakhaby's last-gasp goal for Valencia equaliser denies Sevilla top spot

Mouctar Diakhaby's stoppage-time header earned Valencia a 1-1 draw against Sevilla and prevented the Andalusians from moving provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday.

Pablo Sarabia's 55th-minute strike appeared to have sent the Andalusians above champions Barcelona, who face Espanyol later, but the draw took them second on 28 points, level with the leaders and third-placed Atletico Madrid.

A dull first half gave way to an exciting second with Tomas Vaclik making a good save to deny Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler.

Sarabia broke the deadlock with his fifth league goal of the season when he pounced to score from close range, after Wissam Ben Yedder's effort was deflected into his path.

Ever Banega and Andre Silva hit the woodwork for Sevilla as they tried to stretch the lead but poor finishing meant Diakhaby was able to rescue a point for Valencia at the death as Vaclik misjudged Dani Parejo's free kick.

Despite their equaliser, Valencia fans whistled their team at the end of the game, disappointed with their ninth draw of the season which left them 12th in the standings.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 20 +35 46
2 Atletico Madrid 20 +17 41
3 Real Madrid 20 +6 36
4 Sevilla FC 20 +9 33
5 Alavés 20 -1 32
6 Getafe 20 +9 31
7 Real Betis 20 0 29
8 Real Sociedad 20 +1 26
9 Valencia 20 +1 26
10 Levante 20 -3 26
11 Eibar 20 -4 25
12 Girona 20 -3 24
13 Espanyol 20 -9 24
14 Athletic Bilbao 20 -5 23
15 Leganes 20 -6 22
16 Real Valladolid 20 -6 22
17 Celta Vigo 20 -2 21
18 Rayo Vallecano 20 -12 20
19 Villarreal 20 -5 18
20 Huesca 20 -22 11