|Published : 12 Mar 2017, 11:25:45|
Sevilla title hopes dented with Leganes draw
Sevilla's hopes of winning a first La Liga title since 1946 were dented for the second time in five days as they fought back for a 1-1 draw at home to struggling Leganes thanks to Stevan Jovetic's first-half equaliser on Saturday, reports Reuters.
Sevilla are third on 57 points, three behind leaders Barcelona, who visit Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, and two behind Real Madrid, who host Real Betis also on Sunday and have an extra game in hand on both their title rivals.
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann scored for the fourth time in three games to earn a hard-fought 1-0 win at Granada which leaves Diego Simeone's side fourth on 52 points, four ahead of Real Sociedad, who meet Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Gabriel Pires gave Leganes a shock third minute lead at Sevilla with a clever backheel from close range and the Madrid outfit, who are 16th, missed two chances to double the lead.
Jovetic pulled Jorge Sampaoli's side level two minutes before halftime after Fernando Vazquez had an effort narrowly ruled offside but Sevilla barely threatened to find a winner in a disappointing display after the break.
They were booed off by supporters after again failing to win following Monday's 1-1 draw at Alaves.
Sevilla visit Premier League champions Leicester City on Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with a slender 2-1 lead.