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Madrid – Samir Nasri missed a second-half penalty as Sevilla squandered the chance to close to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 0-0 draw home to Villarreal on Sunday.

The Frenchman’s low spot-kick was well saved by Sergio Asenjo, who then made a spectacular stop from Vicente Iborra’s late header as La Liga’s best defence held out for a point at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Sevilla trails Madrid by three points, but the European champions have two games in hand.

Real were due to be in action later on Sunday, but its clash at Celta Vigo was postponed after bad weather damaged Celta’s Balaidos stadium.

Sevilla dominated throughout, but had to wait until the second half to enjoy its best openings as the club was generously awarded a penalty just three minutes after the break when Vitolo went down in the area under pressure from Mario Gaspar.

Nasri confidently stepped up, but the on-loan Manchester City midfielder’s strike lacked the power or accuracy to beat Asenjo, who saved low to his left.

Villarreal then had a huge chance of its own to go …read more

Source:: the score la liga