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Graziano Pelle scored twice to
lead Feyenoord past PSV Eind-
hoven 3-1 in the Dutch league
PSV midfielder Adam Maher
opened the scoring in the 21st
minute, but Feyenoord s 19-year-
old winger Jan-Paul Boetius
equalised shortly before halftime.
Pelle put Feyenoord ahead from
the penalty spot in the 54th then
missed a second penalty four min-
utes later when he struck the post
after PSV s Jeffrey Bruma was sent
off. Pelle made up for the miss in
the 65th when he took a pass from
Boetius, evaded a defender, and
scored his second.
Feyenoord moved up to fifth
place in the league with the win.
In other games Sunday, league
leader Vitesse and second-placed
Ajax both won easily, Vitesse beat-
ing SC Cambuur 3-0 and Ajax win-
ning in The Hague against ADO
Ajax, Vitesse, Feyenoord win in Dutch league
LISBON---FC Porto s run of 53 Por-
tuguese league games without a loss
came to an end on Saturday when it
fell 1-0 at Academica from Fernando
Alexandre s goal on the brink of half-
Porto, the league s three-time
defending champion, hadn t lost since
it fell 3-1 to Gil Vicente in January
Alexandre netted the winner from
a sequence started by Ivanildo Soares s
corner kick in the 44th minute.
Porto had a great chance to snatch
the draw in the 87th, but Academica
goalkeeper Ricardo Novo saved Danilo s
"The victory is important for the
three points, nothing more," Alexandre
said. "We wanted the three points, it
didn t matter who they came against."
The upset left Porto at the top of
the league standings, but only one
point ahead of Sporting Lisbon and
Benfica. Sporting hosts Pacos Ferreira
on Sunday while Benfica visits Rio Ave.
Pressure will only increase on Porto s
first-year coach, Paulo Fonesca, as his
side has managed one win from its
last six matches in all competitions.
"We didn t play better than Acad-
emica," Fonesca said. "They were more
aggressive. We were incapable of break-
ing through their defense. That s why
"Clearly, FC Porto is used to winning
and we can t be satisfied with the result
or our performance."
Academica moved into eighth place
with the win. (AP)
Porto's unbeaten run ends
BARCELONA---Sevilla striker Carlos
Bacca scored one goal and set up
Kevin Gameiro s late winner to help
his side to a 2-1 win at Granada in
the Spanish league yesterday.
Also, Rayo Vallecano forward Alberto
Bueno scored his second goal in injury
time to secure a 2-2 draw at last-place
Bacca put Sevilla in front at Los
Carmenes Stadium in the 23rd when
he took a ball lost by Granada s Jeison
Murillo and used the outside edge of
his right boot to curl an exquisite strike
around goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez.
Granada surged forward and Antonio
Beto was called into action several
times before Granada s Yacine Brahimi
finally beat the Sevilla goalkeeper from
the penalty spot in the 61st after Daniel
Carrico had handled in the area.
With the action flowing up and
down the pitch, Gameiro went on in
the 81st and Bacca headed on Beto s
goalkick for the French forward to drive
past Fernandez three minutes from
In his first season with Sevilla Bacca
has scored seven goals in league play,
including three in the team s current
run of three straight wins to remain
in eighth place.
Betis s draw left it struggling in last
place and winless in the last eight
rounds while Rayo moved out of the
relegation zone and into 17th.
Defender Antonio Amaya headed
Betis ahead in the 27th and Ruben
Castro thumped the ball off the cross-
bar in the 51st as Betis dominated early
on in Seville.
Bueno went on in the 23rd and lev-
eled in the 52nd by poking in a rebound
which Betis goalkeeper Guillermo Sara
let fall in the six-yard box.
Joan Verdu appeared to have restored
Betis lead for good in the 82nd. But
Bueno controlled Jonathan Viera s lob
with his right foot before firing home
with his left one minute into stoppage
"I m just happy we could get the
point," Bueno said. "It s normal that
both sides showed some nerves being
at the bottom. But I think both teams
have what it takes to turn this around."
Sevilla's Kevin Gameiro celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first
goal during a Group H Europa League soccer match between Sevilla and Estoril
at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla, Spain, Thursday. AP PHOTO
Sevilla to 2-1
win at Granada
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