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Sevilla go top as Real suffer shock defeat


A 2-0 home win on Sunday over Osasuna put Sevilla on top of the Spanish Liga for the first time in almost 20 years.

After a goalless first half, Federic Kanoute gave Sevilla the lead from the penalty spot. Three minutes from time, with Osasuna pressing for an equalizer, Kanoute launched a quick break and set up Brazilian defender Adriano to make it 2-0.

Being on top "will not change us at all," he insisted.

The crucial win -- celebrated into the night in Seville -- leaves Ramos' team one point ahead of Barcelona, who were held to a 1-1 draw on Saturday by a dogged Deportivo Coruna.

In third place, one point behind Barca, are Zaragoza, 3-1 winners over Getafe.

Zaragoza's goals all had a South American flavor, being put away by Carlos Diogo, Diego Milito and Ewerthon. Milito remains joint top scorer, level on eight goals with Kanoute of Sevilla.

The shock of the day was Real Madrid's 2-1 defeat at home to midtable Celta Vigo.

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