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Sevilla stunt Villarreal's assault on top three

Published: Sunday 24 April 2011, 23.00CET
Villarreal CF missed the chance to close in on an automatic UEFA Champions League qualifying berth after suffering a 3-2 loss at Sevilla FC, who consolidated sixth place.
Sevilla stunt Villarreal's assault on top three
Álvaro Negredo celebrates after scoring Sevilla's second against Villarreal ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 24 April 2011, 23.00CET

Sevilla stunt Villarreal's assault on top three

Villarreal CF missed the chance to close in on an automatic UEFA Champions League qualifying berth after suffering a 3-2 loss at Sevilla FC, who consolidated sixth place.

Villarreal CF remain six points adrift of third-placed Valencia CF in the Liga following a 3-2 loss at Sevilla FC.

Valencia were beaten 6-3 by Real Madrid CF on Saturday but still possess a six-point cushion in third after Villarreal failed to capitalise. The UEFA Europa League semi-finalists were two down inside 14 minutes in Seville, Ivan Rakitić and Álvaro Negredo scoring the hosts' goals. Carlos Marchena (56) pulled one back for the Yellow Submarine before Ndri Romaric struck just after the hour, Giuseppe Rossi halving Villarreal's deficit again with 17 minutes left.

Club Atlético de Madrid remain behind Sevilla in seventh after a 4-1 win against Levante UD. Elias gave the capital outfit a 19th-minute lead before Felipe Caicedo equalised from the spot six minutes before half-time. The hosts ultimately prevailed through two Sergio Agüero efforts – the second a penalty – and a Gustavo Munúa own goal. Sevilla and Atlético lie two points behind fifth-placed Athletic Club.

Hércules CF, meanwhile, enhanced their survival prospects with a 1-0 victory against RC Deportivo La Coruña which leaves them third from bottom and within two points of safety. Málaga CF are three points better off having triumphed 2-1 at 15th-placed Real Racing Club. Elsewhere, RCD Mallorca and Real Sporting de Gijón recorded home victories, 2-0 and 1-0 against Getafe CF and RCD Espanyol respectively.

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24/04/2011

SevillaSevilla3-2VillarrealVillarreal

Rakitić 9, Negredo 14, Romaric 62

Marchena 56, Rossi 73

Venue: Sevilla

24/04/2011

AtléticoAtlético4-1LevanteLevante

Mendes Trindade 19, Agüero 50, 70 (p), Munúa 84 (o.g.)

Caicedo 39 (p)

Venue: Madrid

24/04/2011

MallorcaMallorca2-0GetafeGetafe

Nunes 25, Ienaga 67

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

24/04/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1-0EspanyolEspanyol

Novo 71

Venue: Gijon

24/04/2011

RacingRacing1-2MálagaMálaga

Rosenberg 73

Baptista 32, Fernández 35

Venue: Santander

24/04/2011

HérculesHércules1-0DeportivoDeportivo

Tiago Gomes 60

Venue: Alicante

23/04/2011

AthleticAthletic2-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Muniain 18, Toquero 28

Javi Martínez 31 (o.g.)

Venue: Bilbao

23/04/2011

BarcelonaBarcelona2-0OsasunaOsasuna

Villa 24, Messi 87

Venue: Barcelona

23/04/2011

ValenciaValencia3-6Real MadridReal Madrid

Soldado 60, Jonas 80, Jordi Alba 84

Benzema 23, Higuaín 31, 42, 53, Kaká 39, 62

Venue: Valencia

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