Valladolid moved to within a point of the European places with a 2-1 win away to Sevilla in La Liga action on Monday.
The visitors got off to fine start at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and found themselves two goals to the good after only 12 minutes.
Valladolid winger Patrick Ebert got his name on the scoresheet in just the second minute when he met an Oscar assist with a left-footed strike from the centre of the penalty box that ended up in the bottom left corner of the net.
Ten minutes later, the pair switched roles as Ebert turned provider for Oscar whose right-footed shot proved too good for Sevilla custodian Diego Lopez as Valladolid headed into the half-time break up 2-0.
The hosts pegged one back in the 50th minute when they were the beneficiary of a Manucho own goal but that’s as close as they would get as Valladolid held on for the win.
The result saw Valladolid (21 points) climb to seventh on the table to be just a point behind Malaga (22) and Getafe (22).
Sevilla (18), meanwhile, stay 11th and will travel to Espanyol on Friday in their next league fixture.
Valladolid will be aiming to make it three La Liga wins in a row when they host heavyweights Real Madrid on Saturday.
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