Sevilla 3 - 0 Elche - Bacca stars for Sevilla

Posted Monday, March 16, 2015 by PA

Carlos Bacca scored twice as Sevilla turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the race for Champions League qualification with a 3-0 win at home to Elche.

The Colombian opened the scoring with an 18th-minute penalty and added a second in the 31st minute by heading home from almost on the goal line.

His replacement Kevin Gameiro wrapped up the points late on as the hosts closed the gap on Atletico to four points.

Third-placed Valencia are just a point further ahead, but it is Atletico's stuttering form which would appear to offer Sevilla the greatest hope of making the top four.

Sevilla were gifted the chance to go in front when Coro was penalised for a foul and Bacca stepped up to place the resulting penalty low into the left corner of the net.

He had an even easier finish for his second.

A diagonal pass from deep sent Coke racing into the right of the area and, as goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton came out to close him down, the Sevilla man clipped the ball across goal for Bacca to head home from point-black range.

Bacca was replaced by Gameiro in the 73rd minute and the new man rounded off the win nine minutes from time.

The impressive Ever Banega's measured through-ball sent the French striker clear on goal and he finished the chance first time, slotting the ball into the net before Tyton was able to set himself.

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