Sevilla ease to win over Granada

Sevilla ease to win over Granada
By Reuters

29/01/2013 at 06:18Updated 29/01/2013 at 20:48

La Liga, Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan - Sevilla 3 (Kondogbia 32, Negredo 70, Medel 75) Granada 0.

Sevilla warmed up for their Copa del Rey semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid with a comprehensive 3-0 home victory over Granada in La Liga on Monday.

French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia headed them in front from a corner after 32 minutes and Spain striker Alvaro Negredo headed the second from an Ivan Rakitic cross in the 70th minute.

Granada conceded a third when Chile midfielder Gary Medel was left unmarked at the back post and volleyed in following a corner five minutes later.

Sevilla, who travel to Atletico in the Cup on Thursday, climbed to 11th in La Liga with 26 points from 21 games. Granada stayed 17th with 20 points.

Barcelona, who thrashed Osasuna 5-1 on Sunday, top La Liga with 58 points, 11 ahead of second-placed Atletico who lost 3-0 at Athletic Bilbao.

Barca are 15 points in front of third-placed Real Madrid who swept Getafe aside 4-0.

Holders Barca visit Real in the other Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday.


Sevilla controlled possession for 55.2% of the match.

Los Rojiblancos got off 16 shots, including nine on target.

Jesús Navas had five shots for Sevilla, more than any of his team-mates.

Granada had seven shots, including three on target.

The three attempts by Nyom were the most of any Granada player.