Struggling Espanyol have held on for a vital point in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Sevilla in Spain's La Liga, frustrating their hosts who are without a win in four games.
Lucas Ocampos headed Sevilla in front after 15 minutes, but Adri Embarba levelled for the visitors after 35 minutes with a low free-kick at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan on Sunday.
Wu Lei fired Espanyol ahead five minutes into the second half but they could not hold on to their lead and Suso drilled home neatly from the edge of the box with 10 minutes remaining.
Julen Lopetegui's side had an advantage in the final 20 minutes after Espanyol's Victor Sanchez was dismissed for his second yellow card when he tripped Youssef En-Nesyri but could not find a winner despite heavy pressure.
"It wasn't easy to come to the Sanchez Pizjuan against a wounded side and more so after Ocampo's goal after 15 minutes," Espanyol coach Abelardo Fernandez said.
"We were comfortable playing 11 against 11."
The draw leaves Sevilla fifth, on 40 points from 24 games, while Espanyol remain bottom on 19 points, joint with Leganes who drew 0-0 with Real Betis.
Osasuna eked out a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao in a Basque Country derby, thanks to Oier Sanjurjo's 29th minute strike.
The midfielder slotted home from close range after Athletic goalkeeper Unai Simon parried an effort into his path. Osasuna's win takes them 11th, level on 31 points with Athletic, 10th.
Gaizka Garitano's Athletic, who have one foot in the Copa del Rey final, have now not won in nine league games.
In Sunday's late match leaders Real Madrid host Celta Vigo, looking to restore their three-point advantage on Barcelona who beat Getafe on Saturday.
Eibar were due to host Real Sociedad but the match was postponed on Saturday because of poor air quality in the region after fires at a landfill site.
Australian Associated Press