Sevilla beat Deportiva 3-1 in lone La Liga tie on Friday

Deportivo, which spent last season in the second division, remained winless on the road this season and six points from safety after recording its fifth consecutive loss.

updated: February 16, 2013 12:28 IST
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Seville, Spain: Chile midfielder Gary Medel scored twice to lead Sevilla to a 3-1 home win over Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league on Friday, spoiling coach Fernando Vazquez's debut with the last-place side.

After Ivan Rakitic headed Sevilla in front five minutes in, Medel doubled the hosts' advantage by side-footing home Jesus Navas's pass in the 27th.

Deportivo pulled one back in the 32nd when Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia scored an own goal while trying to intercept a pass for Ivan "Riki" Sanchez in front of the goalmouth.

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