Football

Sevilla miss out on top spot

Sevilla's struggles away from home in La Liga cost Jorge Sampaoli's men top spot, as lowly Sporting Gijon held the Europa League holders to a 1-1 draw yesterday.

A point takes Sevilla level with Real Madrid at the top of the table, but behind the European champions on goal difference.

Real were in action at Alaves later yesterday, while Barcelona and Atletico Madrid can also usurp Sevilla with wins over Granada and Malaga respectively.

Sevilla snapped a 22-game winless streak on the road in their last away league game at Leganes and got off to the perfect start in Asturias in the fourth minute, when Luciano Vietto raced onto Wissam Ben Yedder's flick-on to dink home his fourth goal of the season.

Sporting responded just 16 minutes later, when Moi Gomez volleyed home Roberto Canella's cross. - AFP.

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