Sevilla edge Villarreal thriller, Valencia lose again

Sevilla recorded an important 4-2 win over Villarreal to keep its Champions League hopes alive, with Unai Emery's side now trailing Marcelino's team by just five points.

Valencia's struggles continued as it was beaten 1-0 by local rivals Levante, with Giuseppe Rossi scoring the only goal of the game to down Gary Neville's men.   -  AP

Sevilla recorded an important 4-2 win over Villarreal to keep its Champions League hopes alive, with Unai Emery's side now trailing Marcelino's team by just five points.

Vicente Iborra opened the scoring for Sevilla in the 23rd minute, only for Cedric Bakambu to strike twice before the break to give Villarreal the lead.

Dramatic end

Victor Ruiz's own goal restored parity, before a stunning Yevhen Konoplyanka strike and Jose Antonio Reyes' injury-time goal sealed a 16th consecutive home win in all competitions for Sevilla, which saw Ever Banega dismissed for a second yellow with 11 minutes remaining.

Valencia's struggles continued as it was beaten 1-0 by local rivals Levante, with Giuseppe Rossi scoring the only goal of the game to down Gary Neville's men.

In Sunday's other match, Athletic Bilbao comfortably defeated Real Betis 3-1 at San Mames, thanks in the main to Sabin Merino's double.

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