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Sevilla stun Real Madrid
Renato's late winner gives Sevilla dramatic 4-3 victory in our wrap-up of La Liga action.
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2008 05:16 GMT

Freddie Kanoute goes up for the ball with Sergio Ramos [EPA]
Renato scored a late winner for Sevilla at the Bernabeu as they survived a spirited fightback from champions Real Madrid to win 4-3 in Spain’s Primera Liga.

Adriano Correia gave Sevilla a third-minute lead and although Raul pulled one back in the 19th minute, Ndri Romaric and Frederic Kanoute had the visitors 3-1 up at halftime.

Gonzalo Higuain and Fernando Gago levelled for Real midway through the second half, but a red card for Arjen Robben took the wind out of their sails, and Renato headed the winner six minutes from time.

Real's third defeat in four league matches left them fifth in the standings with 26 points from 14 matches, nine behind leaders Barcelona who they play at the Nou Camp next weekend.

Elsewhere Deportivo La Coruna beat Malaga 2-0, Recreativo Huelva edged victory over Mallorca 3-2, Numancia beat Almeria 2-1, and Osasuna, Racing Santander and Real Betis all recorded draws.

Deportivo win

Angel Lafita and Omar Bravo scored second-half goals as Deportivo La Coruna beat Malaga 2-0 for their sixth win from seven games to stay in the hunt for a Champions League place.

Lafita blasted a low shot through the crowded area and under goalkeeper Inaki Goitia in the 66th minute.

Three minutes later, Bravo was fouled inside the area, and the Mexico striker stepped up to score the following penalty.

The only club playing better than Deportivo are Spanish leaders Barcelona, who stayed unbeaten in 20 in all competitions on Saturday after a 4-0 win over third-ranked Valencia, who have 27 points.

Recreativo Huelva's players celebrate after scoring their first goal [EPA]
Huelva confident

Recreativo Huelva twice rallied before Javi Fuego's 54th-minute free kick secured a 3-2 win against Mallorca.

Mallorca, who are winless in six games, went ahead twice through David Navarro and Jose Jurado, but Ruben Marco and Adrian Colunga replied for Recreativo, who picked up their first victory since the season's opening day in August to climb off the bottom.

Osasuna dropped back into last place after blowing a three-goal advantage in a 3-3 draw with Valladolid.

Eduardo "Dady'' Fernandes scored twice and Javad Nekounam the other for Osasuna inside 57 minutes, before Henok Goitom started the Valladolid rally three minutes later.

Osasuna's Miguel Flano headed an own-goal and Bartholemew Ogbebeche headed
the equaliser in the 85th as Valladolid improved to 20 points.

Osasuna have nine points.

Draws

Also on Sunday, Gonzalo Colsa's 83rd-minute curled shot beat Athletic Bilbao
goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz as Racing Santander drew 1-1 with 10-man Athletic, who had gone ahead in the 49th through Fran Yeste but then had Pablo Orbaiz sent off.

Asier Goiria poked through goalkeeper Diego Alves from an apparent offside position for Numancia to beat Almeria 2-1.

Numancia had gone ahead at Los Pajaritos stadium in the 12th through Esteban Solari, before Javier del Pino equalised eight minutes later.

Goiria scored the winner in the 53rd.

Also, Mane Esnal watched his Espanyol team draw 1-1 with Real Betis in his first game in charge.

Achille Emana put Betis ahead in the 56th with his sixth league goal before Ferran Corominas' goal in the 71st snapped Espanyol's three-game losing run.

On Saturday, Villarreal rallied from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Getafe and Atletico Madrid routed Sporting Gijon 5-2.

Villarreal are second with 29 points.

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