La Liga round-up: Deportivo La Coruna suffer survival setback with Sevilla draw
Last Updated: 18/04/18 12:03am
Deportivo La Coruna face an uphill task to avoid the drop after being held to a goalless draw by Sevilla in La Liga on Tuesday.
Consecutive 3-2 wins in their last two outings had boosted Depor's survival hopes, but they are now four points adrift of 17th-placed Levante having played a game more.
Carlos Fernandez and Guido Pizarro both went close for Sevilla in the first half, although only the latter managed to test home goalkeeper Ruben.
After the break, Deportivo had the better opportunities - Pedro Mosquera firing over and Emre Colak failing to beat Los Rojiblancos goalkeeper David Soria.
Villarreal ended a three-game winless streak by defeating Leganes 2-1 and opening a three-point gap to seventh-place Sevilla.
Victor Ruiz put the hosts ahead before half-time and Carlos Bacca added to the lead early in the second half, while Darko Brasanac pulled one back for 14th-placed Leganes near the end of the match at Ceramica Stadium.
Ousmane Dembele's first La Liga goal put Barca ahead but defender Jonny Castro Otto equalised on the stroke of half-time.
Paulinho restored the visitors' lead but Sergi Roberto was sent off after 71 minutes for pulling down Iago Aspas, who made it 2-2 with eight minutes left.
Vigo substitute Lucas Boye saw a late effort cleared off the line as Barca held out to extend their unbeaten league run to 40 matches and move 12 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid.
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