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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 19 +33 43
2 Atletico Madrid 19 +14 38
3 Sevilla FC 19 +11 33
4 Real Madrid 19 +4 33
5 Alavés 19 +3 32
6 Getafe 19 +5 28
7 Real Betis 19 -1 26
8 Real Sociedad 19 +1 25
9 Girona 19 -2 24
10 Espanyol 19 -6 24
11 Valencia 19 0 23
12 Levante 19 -5 23
13 Leganes 19 -4 22
14 Real Valladolid 19 -4 22
15 Athletic Bilbao 19 -5 22
16 Eibar 19 -7 22
17 Celta Vigo 19 -1 21
18 Rayo Vallecano 19 -12 19
19 Villarreal 19 -5 17
20 Huesca 19 -19 11