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Soccer-Sevilla frustrated again after being held at home by Celta

(Reuters) – Second-placed Sevilla fought back from two goals down but failed to close the gap on LaLiga leaders Real Madrid as they were held 2-2 at home by Celta Vigo on Saturday, their second consecutive draw.

Sevilla moved on to 46 points from 22 games, three points behind Real Madrid and six ahead of Real Betis in third. The leaders have a game in hand and will host Elche on Sunday.

Celta burst into the lead shortly before halftime, scoring twice after two defensive mistakes in the space of three minutes, first through Franco Cervi and then Iago Aspas.

Sevilla fought back after the break and drew level midway into the second half, also with two goals in three minutes, with strikes from Papu Gomez and Oliver Torres.

(Reporting by Fernando Kallas; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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