Sevilla held by Cadiz in Spanish league

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Sevilla are in danger of losing ground in the fight for second place in the Spanish league after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by relegation-threatened Cadiz.

Friday's draw moved Sevilla a point ahead of Barcelona, who can reclaim second place when they host Mallorca on Sunday.

Sevilla are three points ahead of Atletico Madrid, who hold the final Champions League place. Atletico visit Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Second place is crucial because it guarantees a spot in the lucrative Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Leaders Real Madrid are 14 points clear at the top and need a draw from their last five matches to clinch their second league title in three seasons.

Their first chance to lift the trophy arrives on Saturday against Espanyol at home.

Youssef En-Nesyri put Sevilla ahead with a header in the seventh minute at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, but the visitors equalised with a well-struck free kick taken by Lucas Perez in the 66th.

Cadiz stayed two points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the weekend matches.

But they can be overtaken by Granada, who hosts Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Cadiz have lost two of their last four league matches, with a win at Barcelona two rounds ago.

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