BEN YEDDER SALVAGES WIN FOR INJURY-RAVAGED SEVILLA
WISSAM BEN YEDDER backheeled home an injury time winner as Sevilla moved joint top of La Liga in a chaotic 2-1 win over Alaves that saw four players and the referee go off injured. Alaves’ defensive gameplan looked to have been undone when one of Sevilla’s enforced substitutes Ganso’s sensational backheel teed up Ben Yedder for the opener 17 minutes from time. However, after referee Mateu Lahoz joined the casualty list with a calf injury, Victor Languardia bundled home a corner at the back post to level. Ben Yedder had the final say, though, after also netting the winner against Lyon in the Champions League in midweek as he flicked home Vitolo’s low cross. Sevilla leapfrog Atletico Madrid and Barcelona into second behind Real Madrid on goal difference. Earlier, Granada’s winless start to the campaign continued as Alexander Szymanowski pounced on Mexican international goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa’s error to give Leganes a 1-0 win at Nuevo los Carmenes. Granada sacked coach Paco Jemez on Wednesday and defeat takes the Andalusians to the bottom of the table on goal difference with just two points from their opening seven games.