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2020-2021 LaLiga
  • Carlos Fernández (5')
  • Fernando (22')
  • Youssef En-Nesyri (24')

Sevilla stay in title race with comeback win at Sociedad

Sevilla came from behind to win 2-1 at Real Sociedad on Sunday and stay in contention for an unlikely La Liga title bid.

The visitors, who won a dramatic match at Celta Vigo 4-3 in their last fixture, fell behind in the fifth minute to a goal from their former forward Carlos Fernandez.

But they responded with two quick-fire strikes by midfielder Fernando and striker Youssef En-Nesyri in the 22nd and 24th minutes, and comfortably defended their lead in the second half to record a fifth win in six league games.

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Sevilla are fourth in the table on 64 points after 31 games, three behind leaders Atletico Madrid who host Eibar later on Sunday. Real Madrid are second on 66 after 30 games and Barcelona third on 65 from 30 matches.

Sevilla have not won the Spanish title since 1946 and have not finished in the top two since 1957 but En-Nesyri dared to dream.

"We'll go all out to win the seven games we have left and try to win La Liga. We're going to fight for the title," he told reporters.

Julen Lopetegui's side visit Levante on Wednesday before home games against Granada and Athletic Bilbao. They travel to Real Madrid on May 9.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 34 +39 76
2 Real Madrid 34 +34 74
3 Barcelona 34 +47 74
4 Sevilla FC 34 +22 70
5 Real Sociedad 34 +16 53
6 Villarreal 34 +13 52
7 Real Betis 34 -3 51
8 Granada 34 -12 45
9 Athletic Bilbao 34 +8 45
10 Celta Vigo 34 -5 44
11 Osasuna 34 -10 40
12 Cádiz 34 -20 40
13 Levante 34 -10 38
14 Valencia 34 -8 36
15 Getafe 34 -14 34
16 Alavés 34 -24 31
17 Real Valladolid 34 -14 31
18 Huesca 34 -18 30
19 Elche 34 -21 30
20 Eibar 34 -20 26