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Lasp-gasp Sevilla beat Granada to go second in Spain

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Lasp-gasp Sevilla beat Granada to go second in Spain

Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Rafa Mir and Papu Gomez struck late as Sevilla bounced back from last week’s defeat to Barcelona with a 4-2 win in excess of Granada on Friday to go 2nd in La Liga.

Julen Lopetegui’s aspect experienced looked ready to settle for a level right after Granada captain Victor Diaz levelled 2-2 for the visitors with two minutes to go in the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.

But in a late flurry Mir grabbed the his team’s third target 3 minutes into damage time with Gomez including a fourth 6 minutes afterwards.

After getting rid of previous weekend to their immediate rivals Barca, Sevilla now have 60 points, a few in advance of both the Catalans who have played two video games less, and Atletico Madrid.

On Friday, Granada started out brightly with Darwin Machis scoring right after 23 minutes as his side appeared to move clear of the relegation zone.

But Diego Carlos pulled Sevilla back again 8 minutes afterwards receiving his head to a Jesus Navas cross.

Lucas Ocampos bundled in for the hosts right after 66 minutes pursuing a poor clearance from Granada keeper Luis Maximiano.

Mir experienced a goal ruled out after a VAR evaluate just before Diaz rekindled Granada hopes with a impressive header off a corner.

Sevilla designed the most of nine minutes of time added on with Ivan Rakitic placing up Mir, unmarked at the much submit, for the vital third aim.

Sevilla achieved just their third gain in their previous 11 online games and transfer nine points driving leaders Real Madrid.

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