Feb 15, 2013 at 8.30pm UK at ​Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Sevilla
3-1
Deportivo La Coruna
Medel (27', 40'), Rakitic (5')
Kondogbia (36'), Andújar (43'), Botía (65'), Medel (74'), Rakitic (74'), Spahic (90')
FT(HT: 3-1)
Riki (32')
Aguilar (14'), Assuncao (44')

Result: Deportivo La Coruna downed by Sevilla

Deportivo coach Jose Luis Oltra on the touchline against Valencia on August 26, 2012
© AP Photos
Deportivo La Coruna's relegation woes increase with a 3-1 defeat at Sevilla in La Liga.

Deportivo La Coruna's relegation woes have deepened with a 3-1 defeat at Sevilla in La Liga.

Jose Luis Oltra's side are now six points from safety at the bottom of the standings having played a game more than their rivals.

The home side went ahead with five minutes played when Ivan Rakitic headed in Jose Antonio Reyes's cross.

Reyes was the provider again midway through the first half as Gary Medel converted to put Sevilla 2-0 up.

Deportivo gave themselves some hope soon after through Riki's strike, but the hosts extended their advantage before the break thanks to Medel's second goal of the game.

Alvaro Negredo put his header wide for Sevilla into the second half, while Beto made two point-blank saves to deny Pizzi at the other end.

However, Sevilla were able to withstand a late charge from the visitors and claim the win.

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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Real Madrid154239
2Barcelona152935
3Atletico Madrid151432
4Sevilla15830
5Valencia151528
6Villarreal151027
7Malaga15427
8Celta Vigo15020
9Eibar15-220
10Athletic Bilbao15-319
11Espanyol15-617
12Rayo Vallecano15-1217
13Getafe15-816
14Real Sociedad15-514
15Levante15-1814
16Deportivo La Coruna15-1113
17Granada15-1612
18Cordoba15-1111
19Almeria15-1210
20Elche15-1810