La Liga round-up: Sevilla win for first time in six matches
Last Updated: 08/04/17 8:58pm
Sevilla were celebrating victory for the first time in over a month after beating Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 - although the hosts had it far from easy at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Jorge Sampaoli's men were without a win in six matches, during which time they had slumped to fourth in La Liga and been knocked out of the Champions League, but they were given a flying start as Stevan Jovetic put them ahead inside the opening minute.
Gael Kakuta levelled moments later but Sevilla were back in front by the ninth minute thanks to Pablo Sarabia.
The frenetic opening continued with both teams scoring again before the 32nd minute, with Kakuta equalising for a second time only for Joaquin Correa to put Sevilla 3-2 up.
That is the way the score remained until two minutes from time, when Sevilla finally finished off Depor with top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder netting his 10th league goal of the season.
Espanyol got their push for a European place back on track with a 1-0 home win over Copa del Rey finalists Alaves.
Pablo Piatti scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute, the winger slotting home from close range after David Lopez had done well to get on the end of Victor Sanchez's free-kick.
Espanyol, who had picked up seven points from three games prior to their 2-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao last time out, are now four points off the top six in La Liga. Alaves stay 11th after suffering a third successive loss.