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10-man Sevilla gets late goal to draw 1-1 at Leganes

10-man Sevilla gets late goal to draw 1-1 at Leganes

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Wissam Ben Yedder scored in stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw for 10-man Sevilla at Leganes in the Spanish league on Sunday.

With dense fog at Butarque Stadium in Madrid, Ben Yedder slipped behind his marker and met Roque Mesa's short cross to the far post where the forward nodded the ball off the turf and into the corner of the net.

The draw left Pablo Machin's Sevilla in third place at five points behind leader Barcelona as the league starts its two-week winter break. Sevilla also increased its unbeaten streak to eight straight rounds.

Leganes had gone ahead when Mikel Vesga headed in a cross by Allan Nyom in the fifth minute.

Sevilla was playing without top scorer Pablo Sarabia and midfielder Ever Banega, both serving one-game suspensions for accumulating five yellow cards.

It also lost Franco Vazquez when he was given a direct red card at halftime with the reason not immediately clear.

Shortly before Ben Yedder netted his eighth goal in the league this season, both Sevilla's Ibrahim Amadou and Leganes striker Youssef En-Nesyri sent shots off the woodwork.

"It was tough for us after they scored first, but we leave with a draw," Ben Yedder said. "It is an important point."

Leganes, despite being near the bottom of the table in 16th place, hasn't lost at home to the top three teams in the standings. It upset Barcelona 2-1 in September and drew 1-1 with second-placed Atletico Madrid last month.

Earlier, Cristiano Piccini also scored in stoppage time to give Valencia a 2-1 win at home over last-placed Huesca.


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Updated : 2021-05-18 23:46 GMT+08:00