Jesus Navas scored the winner as Sevilla beat Las Palmas 1-0 on Wednesday evening.
The former Manchester City winger was quite fortunate with the winning goal as his cross-come shot caught Leandro Chichizola out and gave the hosts all three points.
Navas, who returned to the club this summer after a spell in England – was making his 400th appearance in a game that filtered around the return of Vitolo, who left the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan under a cloud in July.
Large areas of the crowd booed and jeered the Spanish midfielder when he touched the ball, whilst the Las Palmas coach was vandalised with grafiti outing Vitolo for his decision to leave the club.
The result moves Sevilla into second place, sandwiched in between league leaders Barcelona and third placed Atletico Madrid.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid were beaten 1-0 at home by Real Betis thanks to a late goal by Antonio Sanabria and Sevilla managed to beat Las Palmas with Jesus Navas scoring the only game of the game in what was his 400th appearance for the club.
Atleti also won, beating Athletic Bilbao 2-1 away from home to maintain their 15-game unbeaten away record.
In Wednesday’s other La Liga game, Leganes and Girona played a 0-0 draw.