Sevilla overcomes Valencia in crunch tie
Sevilla won the crunch match against Valencia in round 20 of the Spanish Primera division to move to fourth position on the table.
Sevilla won 2-1 to be within three points of their rivals. This has been a big turnaround for a team that had lost three matches in a row in January.
Once again there were no changes at the top as both Barcelona and Real Madrid won. Barca had an uncharacteristic 1-nil win over Sporting Gijon whilst Real Madrid dispatched Real Zaragoza 3-1.
Bottom club Xerez had a surprise win over Malaga despite trailing 1-nil at half time.
This was Xerez's only second win of the season and the club now has 11 points, six adrift of Tenerife which is second from bottom position.
Xerez is only the fifth team to be trailing at half time to win the match at full time as the table below shows:
|Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time||53||35.1|
|Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time||35||23.2|
|Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time||5||3.3|
|Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time||1||0.7|
|Draw at half time, home team winning at full time||39||25.8|
|Draw at half time, away team winning at full time||18||11.9|
|Matches ending in result||151||75.5|