Sevilla continue push for Champions League

Sevilla have closed on Champions League qualification with a 2-0 convert Real Mallorca at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Lucas Ocampos opened the scoring with a 41st-minute penalty that was awarded, via VAR, for a handball by Alejandro Pozo, and Youssef En-Nesyri added a second within the 84th minute.
A fourth successive LaLiga win for Julen Lopetegui’s fourth-placed men leaves them level on points with third-placed Atletico Madrid and nine beyond Villarreal in fifth, who host Real Sociedad on Monday.
“We knew this was a key match for us,” Sevilla midfielder Fernando said. “This victory leaves us very on the brink of achieving our goal.”
Mallorca, meanwhile, dropped to second from bottom within the table and are three points adrift of safety.


They have switched positions with Leganes, who boosted their survival hopes by beating Valencia 1-0 reception courtesy of an 18th-minute Ruben Perez penalty.
Having managed to ascertain out the win despite being reduced to 10 men by a red card for Jonathan Silva early within the last half, Javier Aguirre’s side also are three points behind 17th-placed Alaves, who are another side in action on Monday once they host Getafe.
Eibar won 2-0 at already-relegated basement boys Espanyol and are now guaranteed survival, lying seven points beyond the dropping zone in 15th place.
Edu Exposito notched a first-half brace, scoring one penalty within the 25th minute then seeing another saved by Diego Lopez but netting on the follow-up.
Valencia’s chances of creating the Europa League next season took success after relegation-threatened Leganes won their second match in three games.
The club from southern Madrid moved to 18th, three points from safety entering the ultimate stretch of games.
Real Madrid visit midtable Granada on Monday looking to reopen a four-point lead on second-place Barcelona and move closer to their first Spanish league title in three years.
Zinedine Zidane’s team would then need another victory – or two draws – from their final two matches to clinch the title.
Meanwhile, Cadiz was promoted to La Liga for the primary time since 2005 after Real Zaragoza were beaten 4-2 reception to Real Oviedo in Spain’s second division on Sunday.
Cadiz had missed the prospect to seal promotion on Saturday as they lost 1-0 reception to Fuenlabrada in an empty stadium after thousands of fans had gathered outside their ground before the sport, defying social distancing recommendations.
But struggling Oviedo did the work for them, running into a four-goal lead before the house side struck twice in stoppage time.

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