Sevilla scored four goals in the space of 11 minutes as they beat Malaga and moved up to second in La Liga.

Luciano Vietto opened the scoring for the hosts in the 25th minute with a low finish and the Argentine striker tapped in a second three minutes later.

Wissam Ben Yedder fired home in the 34th minute and, two minutes later, Vitolo’s close-range goal made it 4-0.

Sevilla defender Adil Rami was sent off just after the hour mark before Sandro Ramirez netted Malaga’s consolation.

The victory helped Sevilla to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid, who are away at the Club World Cup in Japan, to four points.

Barcelona will overtake Sevilla with victory over city rivals Espanyol in their clash at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Saul Niguez scored the only goal of the game as Atletico Madrid clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win over Las Palmas.

Villarreal remain in fourth spot after their 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon. They are ahead of Real Sociedad, who beat Granada 2-0 away from home, on goal difference.