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La Liga: Sevilla 3 Mallorca 2

Created on 23 Oct., 2012 12:51 AM GMT

Sevilla overcame a half-time deficit to record a 3-2 La Liga win over Mallorca and climb to fifth place in the standings.

Following a pair of defeats the Andalusian hosts seemed destined for more misery on Monday when Pedro Bigas put Mallorca ahead on 26 minutes.

Alvaro Negredo returned fire just three minutes later, the Spain striker slamming a shot into the roof of the net to draw the sides level.

But Mallorca reclaimed the lead with their next thrust forward as Tomer Hemed slotted home Giovani dos Santos' assist to leave the visitors 2-1 up at the interval.

Negredo completed his brace early in the second half with a close-range header as Sevilla began to assert their dominance over the visitors.

Michel's side eventually went ahead through Cicinho in the 74th minute, the Brazilian's deflected volley proving to be the winner.

The result ended a run of two consecutive defeats for Sevilla and moved them to 14 points from eight games, equal with champions Real Madrid in fourth.

Mallorca slide to eighth on the back of a third consecutive loss. 

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