Sevilla beat struggling Las Palmas in La Liga

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Gran Canaria (Spain), Feb 17 (IANS) Sevilla on Saturday pulled off their second victory in a row, defeating Las Palmas 2-1 in the 24th round of La Liga football championship.

Sevilla now have 39 points and are provisionally in fifth position, three points behind La Liga defending champions Real Madrid, while Las Palmas remain provisionally in 18th, reports Efe.

Wissam Ben Yedder opened the scoring for Sevilla 35 minutes into the match, while Pablo Sarabia doubled their lead in the 50th minute after an assist from Franco Vazquez.

Las Palmas managed to narrow the gap after forward Jonathan Calleri netted the first goal from a penalty eight minutes before the end of the match.

However, a potential equaliser from Las Palmas in stoppage time was disallowed by the referee, sealing their loss.

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Following a goalless draw against Athletic Bilbao in the previous round, Las Palmas remain stuck in the 18th position in the La Liga table with 18 points, just five points ahead of last-placed Malaga.

–IANS

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