Lucas Ocampos scored the only goal of the game to ensure Sevilla kept the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga following a 1-0 win at Cadiz.
Ocampos struck in the 58th minute to break the deadlock, leaving Sevilla five points behind Los Blancos.
Villarreal maintained their push for the European places with a 5-0 thrashing over rock bottom Levante.
Boulaye Dia opened the scoring after eight minutes, with Pau Torres adding a second just five minutes later.
Gerard Moreno then struck either side of half-time, with Manu Trigueros adding his name to the scoresheet in between Moreno's brace.
Oihan Sancet scored a hat-trick as Athletic Bilbao came from behind to win 3-1 at 10-man Osasuna.
Kike Garcia had scored first for the home side in the 10th minute, before Oihan struck twice in quick succession before capping off his hat-trick in the 68th minute.
Ezequiel Avila was sent off in added time to make matters worse for Osasuna.