10-man Sevilla draws with Malaga in Spanish league opener

Friday August 21st, 2015

MALAGA, Spain (AP) — Sevilla managed to draw at Malaga 0-0 Friday despite losing Steven N'Zonzi in a mistake-filled opening match of the Spanish league season.

Former Stoke City midfielder N'Zonzi had a forgettable Liga debut following his 7 million pound (9.7 million euro) move in the offseason.

He was needlessly booked early for impeding a throw-in before a second yellow card for a foul in the 69th.

Earlier, Kevin Gameiro wasted his opportunity to prove he could lead Sevilla's attack after Carlos Bacca's departure for AC Milan by squandering three great chances in the first 20 minutes.

That may motivate Sevilla to sign another striker before the summer transfer window closes at the end of the month. The club is reported to be interested in Juventus' Fernando Llorente.

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