Sevilla finally end away-day hoodoo

Sarabia’s late winner in 3-2 stormer earns three points on their travels for Sampaoli’s side

Gulf News

Madrid: Sevilla won away from home in La Liga for the first time in 23 games 3-2 at Leganes to leapfrog Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid to go top of the table.

Pablo Sarabia’s stunning winner five minutes from time moved Sevilla two points clear at the top despite blowing a 2-0 lead early in the second-half.

Atletico and Real can move back to the top of the table when they face Granada and Real Betis respectively later on Saturday.

Meanwhile, fourth-placed Barcelona can close to within a point of Sevilla with victory at home to Deportivo La Coruna.

Despite continuing to shine in Europe by completing a hat-trick of Europa League titles last season, Sevilla hadn’t won away in the league since the final day of the 2014/15 season.

Franco Vazquez’s opener and a second from the impressive Samir Nasri just before the hour mark put Jorge Sampaoli’s men well on course to ending that barren run.

However, their defensive frailties looked set to cost them victory once more as Leganes struck back with two goals in three minutes through David Timor and Alexander Szymanowski.

Sarabia proved the match winner off the bench when he curled home from outside the area his third goal in just seven La Liga games since joining from Getafe.