Sevilla held by Cadiz at home in the Spanish league
Sevilla risked losing ground in the fight for second place in the Spanish league after being held at home by relegation-threatened Cadiz at 1-1 on Friday.
The draw put Sevilla a point ahead of Barcelona, who can reclaim second place when they host Mallorca on Sunday. Sevilla are three points clear of Atlético Madrid, who hold the last place in the Champions League. Atlético travel to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Second place is important as it guarantees a place in the lucrative Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.
The Real Madrid leaders are 14 points clear at the top and need a draw in their last five games to clinch their second league title in three seasons. His first chance to lift the trophy is on Saturday against Espanyol at home.
Youssef En-Nesyri put Sevilla ahead with a seventh-minute header at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium, but the visitors equalized with a well-taken free kick from Lucas Pérez in the 66th minute.
Cadiz stayed two points clear of the relegation zone heading into the weekend fixtures. It can be overtaken by Granada, who host Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Cadiz have lost two of their last four league games, with a win at Barcelona two rounds ago.
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