Sevilla beat Real Mallorca to move closer to Champions League

Lucas Ocampos of Sevilla celebrates with Munir El Haddadi and Sergio Reguilon after scoring his team's first goal during the La Liga match between Sevilla FC and RCD Mallorca at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on July 12, 2020 in Seville, Spain.

Sevilla closed in on Champions League qualification as they won 2-0 against Real Mallorca at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Lucas Ocampos opened the scoring with a 41st-minute penalty that was awarded, via VAR, for a handball by Alejandro Pozo, and Youssef En-Nesyri added a second in the 84th minute.

A fourth successive LaLiga win for Julen Lopetegui's fourth-placed men leaves them level on points with third-placed Atletico Madrid and nine clear of Villarreal in fifth, who host Real Sociedad on Monday.

Mallorca, meanwhile, have dropped a place to second-bottom in the table - they are three points adrift of safety.

They have switched positions with Leganes, who boosted their survival hopes by beating Valencia 1-0 at home courtesy of an 18th-minute Ruben Perez penalty.

Having managed to see out the win despite being reduced to 10 men by a red card for Jonathan Silva early in the second half, Javier Aguirre's side are also three points behind 17th-placed Alaves, who are another side in action on Monday when they host Getafe.

Eibar won 2-0 at already-relegated basement boys Espanyol and are now guaranteed to survive, lying seven points clear of the drop zone in 15th place.

Edu Exposito notched a first-half brace, scoring one penalty in the 25th minute and then seeing another saved by Diego Lopez but netting on the follow-up.

Raul Garcia also scored twice before the break as Athletic Bilbao triumphed 2-1 at Levante, who replied through Enis Bardhi with around 20 minutes to go.

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