Sevilla lose ground in La Liga title race
Sevilla 1 - 1 Leganes.

Sevilla lose ground in La Liga title race

Sevilla lost ground on Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to relegation-threatened Leganes.

Gabriel Pires struck a back-heel flick in the first three minutes to put the visitors ahead, and Nabil El Zhar fluffed a great chance to double the lead when he was through on goal but chipped over the bar.

But just before half-time Stevan Jovetic did well to lift the ball over the Leganes keeper and keep his balance to head it into an empty net.

However, the hosts were unable to create many more significant chances at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan and ended up with a second straight draw that hurts their chances of claiming a first league title since the 1945-46 season.

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