Sevilla rolls over Granada

Updated: January 28, 2013

Sevilla earned only its second win in nine
La Liga games on Monday as the club produced a 3-0 home win against Granada.

Ivan Rakitic played a big part in the victory as he assisted on the first two
goals, while Alvaro Negredo netted his team-leading ninth goal of the

Granada had earned seven points from its last four matches, but the loss
leaves the club only two points above the relegation places.

Rakitic set up the opening goal in the 32nd minute when his corner kick found
Geoffrey Kondogbia at the near post, allowing the defender to turn a header
past goalkeeper Roberto.

Jesus Navas nearly scored a spectacular goal for Sevilla three minutes later
when his acrobatic overhead kick was pushed past the post by the goalkeeper,
but the home side added to its lead after halftime.

Rakitic had a hand in the second goal 20 minutes from time when he got into
the penalty area on the left and floated a ball to the front of goal for
Negredo, who got up to head it beyond the reach of Roberto.

Gary Medel then capped the scoring five minutes later with a close-range
volley after he collected a deflected shot at the back post.