The home side took the lead after 12 minutes when Alvaro Negredo tapped home from close range, before he doubled his tally just before the 30-minute mark.
Celta cut the deficit to 2-1 moments before the break, however, when Augusto Fernandez turned into the back of the net from just inside the box.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
SEVILLA: Beto; Navarro, Fazio, Coke, Moreno; Navas, Rakitic, Medel, Kondogbia, Manu; Negredo
CELTA: Varas; Cabral, Demidov, Bellvis, Johny; Oubina, Fernandez, Lopez, Orellana; Bermejo, Aspas