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2020-2021 LaLiga
  • José Raúl Gutiérrez (70')
  • Guido Carrillo (76')
  • Luuk de Jong (90')

Defeat at Elche completes painful week for Sevilla

Sevilla slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Elche in La Liga on Saturday to complete a miserable week of three consecutive losses.

Julen Lopetegui's side were reeling from their Copa del Rey semi-final elimination by Barcelona on Wednesday and fell behind in the 70th minute when Raul Guti appeared unmarked in the box to smash home a cross after Elche attacked following a throw in.

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Guido Carrillo doubled Elche's lead six minutes later, heading a free kick in off the post and over the line before Sevilla keeper Tomas Vaclik could get to the ball.

Luuk de Jong pulled one back for Sevilla in the 90th minute and they had five additional minutes to find an equaliser but they were beaten again after last week's 2-0 league loss to Barcelona and their 3-0 Cup defeat at Barca.

Sevilla are fourth in the standings on 48 points, 10 behind leaders Atletico Madrid who face Real Madrid later on Saturday.

Elche climbed out of the relegation zone to go 17th on 24 points.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 30 +32 67
2 Real Madrid 30 +29 66
3 Barcelona 30 +43 65
4 Sevilla FC 30 +20 61
5 Real Sociedad 30 +16 47
6 Real Betis 30 -3 47
7 Villarreal 30 +10 46
8 Granada 30 -14 39
9 Levante 30 -2 38
10 Celta Vigo 30 -7 37
11 Athletic Bilbao 30 +6 37
12 Cádiz 30 -18 35
13 Valencia 30 -5 34
14 Osasuna 30 -11 34
15 Getafe 30 -12 30
16 Huesca 30 -14 27
17 Real Valladolid 30 -14 27
18 Elche 30 -19 26
19 Alavés 30 -23 24
20 Eibar 30 -14 23