La Liga: Sevilla seals a close victory over Leganés to go second

Sevilla beat Leganes basement club 1-0 at home in an exciting match on Sunday to climb to second in the league .

The victory raised them to 30 points after 15 games, one behind the leaders. Real Madrid , who have a game in hand, although Barcelona, ​​with 28 points, will rise above both sides if they win Atletico Madrid Later Sunday.

Sevilla defender Diego Carlos scored the only goal in the 63rd minute of a game from end to end, flying towards the roof of the net from very close inside a crowded penalty after Jules Kounde's kick was stopped.

Leganés produced a brave and bold display and created numerous opportunities to score throughout the game, with Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri almost giving them the advantage with a bike kick in the early second half.

They besieged the area of ​​Seville in additional time, but the side of Julen Lopetegui held on, surviving the last seconds of nerves when a VAR review was conducted to determine whether visitors should receive a penalty for pushing in the area.