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Sevilla sink Espanyol to stay in race for fourth

Published: Sunday 6 April 2014, 22.53CET
Kevin Gameiro struck twice as Sevilla FC saw off RCD Espanyol 4-1 to return to winning ways and enhance their hopes of clinching UEFA Champions League football next term.
Sevilla sink Espanyol to stay in race for fourth
Kevin Gameiro celebrates his first for Sevilla ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 6 April 2014, 22.53CET

Sevilla sink Espanyol to stay in race for fourth

Kevin Gameiro struck twice as Sevilla FC saw off RCD Espanyol 4-1 to return to winning ways and enhance their hopes of clinching UEFA Champions League football next term.

Sevilla FC reignited their campaign to qualify for the UEFA Champions League with a 4-1 defeat of RCD Espanyol 4-1, hauling themselves within three points of fourth-placed Athletic Club.

Unai Emery's men had their six-game Liga winning streak ended by RC Celta de Vigo last time out but rediscovered their previous form to dispatch Espanyol. Stéphane Mbia powered in an 18th-minute header to put the Andalusian outfit ahead and Kevin Gameiro controlled a cross on his chest and volleyed in the dropping ball to make it two a minute before half-time. Sergio García's penalty halved the deficit after the restart, but Gameiro got his second six minutes from time, with Ivan Rakitić adding a fourth.

Meanwhile, Valencia CF's bid for a UEFA Europa League spot faltered in a 0-0 draw at Real Valladolid CF, while Málaga CF are up to 11th thanks to a 4-1 win against Granada CF – a pair of first-half Ignacio Camacho goals setting them on their way. Nordin Amrabat added a third from the penalty spot after the break and Juanmi rounded off the victory before Youssef El Arabi's consolation.

Also on Sunday, Elche FC returned to winning ways following a stretch of five games without a victory. Richmond Boakye scored in the 93rd minute to secure a 1-0 win against Getafe CF and send his side 14th.

Last updated: 06/04/14 23.14CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
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Last updated: 06/04/2014 22:53 CET

06/04/2014

ValladolidValladolid0-0ValenciaValencia

Venue: Valladolid

06/04/2014

SevillaSevilla4-1EspanyolEspanyol

Mbia 18, Gameiro 44, 84, Rakitić 89

Sergio García 47 (P)

Venue: Sevilla

06/04/2014

ElcheElche1-0GetafeGetafe

Boakye 90+3

Venue: Elche

06/04/2014

MálagaMálaga4-1GranadaGranada

Camacho 14, 37, Amrabat 50 (P), Juanmi 74

El Arabi 78

Venue: Malaga

05/04/2014

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3-0CeltaCelta

Rochina 26, Alberto Bueno 49, 60

Venue: Madrid

05/04/2014

Real SociedadReal Sociedad0-4Real MadridReal Madrid

Illarramendi 45, Bale 66, Pepe 85, Morata 88

Venue: San Sebastian

05/04/2014

BarcelonaBarcelona3-1BetisBetis

Messi 15 (P), 86, Jordi 67 (og)

Rubén Castro 68

Venue: Barcelona

05/04/2014

AtléticoAtlético1-0VillarrealVillarreal

Raúl García 14

Venue: Madrid

04/04/2014

AlmeríaAlmería1-2OsasunaOsasuna

Soriano 73

Oriol Riera 19, Arribas 33

Venue: Almeria

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