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Sevilla Boost Champions League Hopes, Mallorca Stay Alive by Thrashing Celta Vigo

Sevilla (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Sevilla (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Sevilla beat Leganes 3-Zero to spice up their possibilities of qualifying for the Champions League as Mallorca saved their La Liga survival hopes by thrashing Celta Vigo 5-1.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: July 1, 2020, 9:11 AM IST

Sevilla boosted their possibilities of qualifying for the Champions League by beating struggling Leganes 3-Zero away from dwelling to tighten their grip on fourth place in La Liga and ship their opponents tumbling nearer to relegation.

Midfielder Oliver Torres scored twice earlier than the interval to provide Julen Lopetegui’s aspect management whereas ahead Munir El Haddadi rounded off the scoring late on to crown Sevilla’s first win in 5 matches, having drawn their final 4 fixtures.

The victory took fourth-placed Sevilla on to 57 factors after 33 video games, 5 forward of Getafe in fifth, though the Madrid aspect have a sport in hand.

Leganes, in the meantime, edged nearer to being relegated for the primary time since reaching the highest flight in 2016 as they’re 9 factors from escaping the relegation zone with solely 15 factors left to combat for.

Earlier on Tuesday, Real Mallorca breathed life into their La Liga survival hopes by thrashing Celta Vigo 5-1 in a relegation tussle, incomes victory for the primary time because the season returned after the coronavirus stoppage.

The dwelling aspect made a really perfect begin when Ante Budimir transformed from the penalty spot within the 13th minute after a VAR evaluation which took over 5 minutes to find out that Dani Rodriguez had been felled by visiting ahead Santi Mina.

Celta’s Jeison Murillo virtually equalised however Mallorca keeper Manolo Reina swiped the shot away simply earlier than the entire ball had crossed the goal-line, and the hosts stretched their lead earlier than halftime with targets from Cucho Hernandez and Alejandro Pozo.

Celta ahead Iago Aspas scored from the penalty spot early within the second half to scale back the deficit however Mallorca got here instantly again at them with a second strike from Budimir, whereas Salva Sevilla accomplished the rout on the hour-mark.

Mallorca are nonetheless 18th within the standings after 33 video games however moved to inside 5 factors of 17th-placed Celta, who secured a shock 2-2 draw towards champions Barcelona on Saturday.

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