Sevilla fight out late draw, Villarreal held at home
Diego Mainz scored at both ends as Sevilla drew with Granada, while keeper Juan Carlos was the hero for Córdoba, stopping Villarreal.
Veteran defender Diego Mainz went from hero to villain for Granada. He gave his team the lead in the 16th minute by heading in a corner from Daniel Candeias, but then made it 1-1 20 minutes from time by clumsily turning a cross from Sevilla's Aleix Vidal into his own goal.
"A draw was the very least we deserved today, I think," Sevilla coach Unai Emery said. "We dominated from start to finish and should really have won ... We were let down by poor finishing, in the end."
The draw left Sevilla in fifth place, two points behind fourth-placed Valencia.
Granada, in contrast, are still second from the bottom, three points below Deportivo and Almeria.
Granada coach Abel Resino said: "This draw is not good for us at all. We need to [be] picking up three points a match, not just one ... Things will have to change for us very quickly indeed."
The same could be said by bottom team Cordoba. They battled out a defiant 0-0 draw at sixth-placed Villarreal, but are still five points adrift at the bottom.
Villarreal were in the driving seat throughout, but could not find a way to break down Cordoba's solid defence, with keeper Juan Carlos in particular making several vital saves to earn his side a point.