Oct 22, 2012 at 8.30pm UK at ​Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Cicinho (74'), Negredo (29', 56')
Campaña (56'), Cicinho (75')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Bigas (26'), Hemed (30')
Pina (17'), Navarro (84')

Live Commentary: Sevilla 3-2 Mallorca - as it happened

Live Commentary: Sevilla 3-2 Mallorca - as it happened
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Sports Mole brings you live commentary of tonight's La Liga clash between Sevilla and Mallorca at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Good evening and welcome to Sports Mole's live commentary of tonight's La Liga clash between Sevilla and Mallorca at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Both sides have made encouraging starts to their respective campaigns and victory for either could move them as high as fifth this evening.

Sevilla currently occupy eighth spot in the La Liga table with 11 points from their first seven matches, while Mallorca sit one spot higher but with the same points as their opponents this evening.

The home side triumphed 3-1 in the corresponding fixture last season, but Mallorca did secure a point in their own backyard in November 2011.

Please note that kickoff is at 8.30pm.

10.26pmThe result moves Sevilla into fifth spot in the table, while Mallorca remain in eighth position. Thanks for joining Sports Mole for the action and be sure to join us for Champions League football tomorrow. Until then!

10.22pmSo there we have it. Two goals from Negredo helps Sevilla on their way to a 3-2 win over Mallorca. They entered the break 2-1 behind, but a second-half goal from the Spanish striker and a Cicinho strike secured the points.

FULL-TIMESevilla 3-2 Mallorca

90 min+2The chance appears to have gone for the away side. They just have not threatened since falling behind. Little under one minute of added time remaining.

90 minMeanwhile, we will play an additional three minutes. Can Mallorca force the equaliser? Sevilla remain comfortable at the moment.

88 minNot a great deal happening at the moment. Mallorca are more forward thinking, but they are not creating any chances. Sevilla are comfortable.

86 minIt's Sevilla on the attack with little under four minutes of normal time remaining. However, they are no longer committing all of their players forward.

84 minMallorca are pushing in the final moments of this match, but they are yet to really create any real opportunities. Meanwhile, they make another change as Fontas is replaced by Pep Luis Marti.

82 minChance! So nearly number four for Sevilla as Navas strikes from inside the box, but his effort is wide. Meanwhile, another change for the home side as Manu is replaced by Javier Hervas.

80 minSevilla also make a change as Maduro is replaced by Geoffrey Kondogbia. Meanwhile, Mallorca are enjoying possession in the Sevilla half.

78 minMeanwhile, change for the away side as Pina is replaced by Alejandro Alfaro. Can he inspire his team in the remaining minutes?

77 minIt had been coming. Now what do Mallorca do? They had been attempting to hang on. But now they have to come out and play. Little under 15 minutes of normal time remaining.

75 minAnd there it is! Cicinho sends the home side into the lead as he strikes an effort from the edge of the area. Wonderful.

74 minSevilla 3-2 Mallorca (Cicinho)

74 minAnother half-chance for Sevilla as Perotti finds Negredo in the box, but Fontas clears the danger. Meanwhile, they continue to force corner after corner.

73 minYou can just sense the frustration in the crowd at the moment. Has Sevilla's chance gone? I just cannot see the match remaining at this score at the end of the 90 minutes.

71 minChance! Another fine chance for the home side as Navas advances into the box, but Aouate makes another fine save to clear the danger. I cannot remember the last time I have seen such a one-sided game.

69 minChance! Rare attack from Mallorca as Arizmendi finds himself outside the box and his effort just moves wide of the post. It could have been three shots three goals there!

67 minAttack after attack from Sevilla. It's constant, but Mallorca remain strong and clear the danger on each occasion. Surely the third goal is coming?

65 minThe chances continue to fall for the home side as Navas has two efforts inside a minute, but he fires them both over the crossbar. Mallorca just cannot get out of their own half.

63 minAnother half-chance as Navas finds another cross to the far post, but Negredo's header is straight at Aouate. It's just all one-way traffic at the moment.

61 minChange for the away side as Dos Santos is replaced by Javier Arizmendi. Two assists from the former Spurs midfielder. Little under 30 minutes of normal time remaining.

61 minChance! Another fine chance for Negredo as he meets a Navas cross once more, but his header is over the crossbar. Ximo just cannot handle the striker at the moment.

59 minAnother half-chance for the home side as Perotti whips a dangerous cross into the box, but Navas just cannot make contact. Sevilla are so dominant at the moment.

57 minWhat a goal that was. Meanwhile, chante for the home side as Diego Perotti replaces Campana. We have a real match on our hands now.

56 minSevilla level the score at 2-2 as Negredo meets a Cicinho cross to thump his header into the top corner.

56 minGOAL! Sevilla 2-2 Mallorca (Negredo)

55 minAgain Sevilla threaten as Navas and Cicinho combine down the right, but the latter's cross is cut out. Meanwhile, Mallorca attempt to break on the counter, but it breaks down.

53 minIt's pinball in the Mallorca box at the moment with Navas, Negredo and Manu all involved. However, the ball just will not go into the back of the net.

52 minMallorca have just started to boast an attacking threat of their own in the past few minutes. But the real danger comes from Sevilla.

50 minSevilla continue to pass and probe in the Mallorca half. Navas whips a dangerous cross into the box, but Manu just fails to make contact and the danger is cleared.

48 minDecent possession for the home side at the beginning of the second period with Maduro and Fazio combining well in the middle of the park. However, Mallorca are so well drilled and clear the danger for a throw-in.

46 minSevilla kick us off in the second period. Let's hope the second half is as good as the first!

9.32pmHere we go then. Both sets of players join us on the pitch for the second period. The next goal will be all-important in this tie. Who will blink first? Stay with us for the remaining 45 minutes of action.

9.30pmAs it stands, Mallorca will move level on points with fourth-placed Real Madrid in the table. But you just get the feeling that the scoring is not finished in this match.

9.26pmThe first-half scoring was not complete, however, as Mallorca regained the lead after 30 minutes when Hemed latched onto a Dos Santos pass before converting from close range. What a half.

9.22pmMallorca took the lead with their first attempt on goal when the left-back Bigas chipped over Palop. However, Sevilla were level three minutes later when Negredo converted from close range.

9.18pmSo there we have it. Two goals in four minutes have handed Mallorca an unlikely 2-1 lead at the interval. The home side have remarkably had 70& of the ball, but they trail at the break.

HALF-TIMESevilla 1-2 Mallorca

45 minHalf-chance on the stroke of the interval as Navas finds Negredo in the box, but his effort is straight at the goalkeeper. Mallorca are praying for the whistle at the moment.

43 minSevilla continue to force the issue in the latter stages of the opening half. However, the Mallorca defence are standing strong in the face of a number of crosses. Little under two minutes of the half remaining.

41 min68% possession for Sevilla as we approach the break. It seems quite remarkable that they are behind, but Mallorca have been so clinical with their finishing.

39 minMore bright work from the home side as Navas drives into the box, but his cross is headed clear by Ximo. Mallorca just need to make it to the interval with their lead in tact.

37 minPossession football for Sevilla at the moment as they pass and probe in the Mallorca half. But they just cannot find an opening. And the home supporters are showing their frustration.

35 minIt's Sevilla's turn to launch another attack as Cicinho finds Navas down the right, but the Spaniard is crowded out at the vital moment. Little under 10 minutes of the half to play.

33 minEnd-to-end football at the moment as both sides attempt to add to their tally. Dos Santos drives forward for Mallorca, but he is stopped in his tracks. Meanwhile, Sevilla force a corner.

31 minThree goals in the best part of four minutes! What drama. Three wonderful finishes. What does this match have in store now?

30 minMallorca take the lead once more as Hemed drives into the box before firing his effort across Palop. What a finish. What a match.

30 minSevilla 1-2 Mallorca (Hemed)

30 minWell, the home supporters did not have to wait long to level the scores!

29 minSevilla are level and it's Negredo who thumps a powerful effort into the top corner. That is some finish.

29 minGOAL! Sevilla 1-1 Mallorca (Negredo)

29 minIt just isn't really falling for Sevilla at the moment. Negredo has another effort from inside the box, but it moves over the crossbar. The goal appears to have angered the home side.

27 minTalk about against the run of play! That is their first shot on goal and it comes from the left-back. The home supporters are not happy here.

26 minOh my word! Mallorca score with their first shot as Bigas chips it over Palop before tapping home from close range.

26 minGOAL! Sevilla 0-1 Mallorca (Bigas)

25 minChance! The chances continue to fall for the home side as Negredo thumps a header towards goal, but Aouate palms it to safety. It is simply all one-way traffic at the moment.

23 minAnother sighter for the home side as Campana strikes an effort from outside the box, but it just moves wide of the post. They are getting closer. That's 5-0 in terms of shots.

21 minThe match has just settled into a pattern of Sevilla enjoying possession, but Mallorca are looking to counter when given the opportunity. 21 minutes gone at the Estadio Ramon.

19 minFirst yellow card of the match is handed to Pina as he fells Campana in midfield. Meanwhile, Navas remains a threat with his running ability down the right.

17 minThe home side have had 63% of the ball thus far which is not surprising. Mallorca just need to start finding their men in the attacking third. High tempo match at the moment.

15 minChance! Best chance of the match for Sevilla as Negredo pounces on a loose ball inside the box, but Aouate makes a fine save to deny the forward.

13 minChance! Another opportunity for Sevilla as Navas whips a dangerous cross towards Negredo, but Fontas is there to clear the danger. Sevilla have raised the tempo once more.

11 minThe away side are just struggling to find gaps at the moment. They are enjoying more of the possession in midfield, but Sevilla are crowding them in the final third.

9 minMallorca have just started to enjoy a period of possession in the Sevilla half. However, we are yet to see anything from Hemed or Dos Santos.

7 minChance! First real opportunity of the match for the home side as Navarro finds Navas, but the winger fires just wide of the target. One-way traffic at the moment.

7 minThis time it's Navarro that whips a dangerous cross into the Mallorca box, but it just evades Negredo. Meanwhile, Fazio heads over from the resulting corner.

5 minDecent football from Sevilla as Rakitic finds Navas on the edge of the box, but the Spaniard fires it over the crossbar. Nothing from Mallorca thus far.

5 minIt's the home side that are having most of the ball thus far. Maduro and Rakitic have a big role to play for Sevilla. Navas attacks once more down the right, but the danger is cleared.

3 minDecent possession from the home side in the early stages. Navas drives into the penalty area, but Ximo is on hand to clear the danger. High tempo start here.

2 minTottenham Hotspur supporters will have a keen eye on Mallorca's Giovani Dos Santos this evening. The Mexican never quite mad it in England, but he is a wonderful talent.

1 minHere we go then. Mallorca get us underway. Both of these teams have almost identical records in La Liga this season. Who will move into the upper regions of the table this evening?

8.29pmHandshakes? Check. Flags exchanged? Check. Let's get the action underway on this mild evening in Sevilla. We have had some fantastic matches in La Liga this weekend, let's hope that this match follows suit.

8.27pmHere we go then. Both sets of players join us on the pitch ahead of kickoff. You just get the feeling that it is going to be one of those matches where the opening goal is all-important.

8.24pmJust a reminder that victory for either side tonight would move them into fifth and onto the same points as fourth-placed Real Madrid. My pre-match prediction is 2-1 to Sevilla. I have done alright with my predictions lately!

8.21pmIn terms of the head-to-head record between the two sides. Sevilla have won two, drawn two and lost just one of the last five encounters. However, Mallorca's singular win came at the home of Sevilla in November 2010.

8.18pmHowever, they have lost their last two league matches against Getafe and Granada and will be keen to return to winning ways this evening.

8.15pmMallorca, meanwhile, opened their season with a 2-1 win over Espanyol before drawing with Malaga. Victory followed in their next game against Real Sociedad and they remained unbeaten with a draw against Osasuna and victory over Valencia.

8.12pmA 1-0 win over Real Madrid was then followed by a 2-0 away win over Deportivo La Coruna, but they have lost their last two league matches against Barcelona and Celta Vigo.

8.09pmLet's take a look at how both sides have fared this season, starting with Sevilla. They started their league season with a home win over Getafe, before securing back-to-back draws against Granada and Rayo Vallecano.


Sevilla: Palop; Fazio, Navarro, Spahic, Maduro, Cicinho; Campana, Rakitic, Navas; Negredo, Del Moral

Mallorca: Aouate; Conceicao, Geromel, Kevin, Xumo; Pina, Pereira, Marti; Hemed, Victor, Arizmendi

8.03pmTeam News: Negredo and Jesus Navas are both passed fit for the home side. Meanwhile, Tomer Hemed, Victor and Arizmendi start in attack for Mallorca. Full teams to follow.

8pmHello all! Week eight of the La Liga fixtures are concluded as Mallorca travel to Sevilla this evening. We have had an incredible weekend of action thus far. Let's hope that the best has been left until last.

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