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Former Arsenal Invincible Reyes helps Sevilla towards Champions League

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Jose Antonio Reyes scored his first goal of the season as Sevilla fight with Valencia for fourth place in Spain.

On Wednesday night, former member of Arsenal’s Invincibles Jose Antonio Reyes scored his first goal of the season as Spanish side Sevilla beat Levante 2-1 at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia to keep them in contention for a place in next season’s Champions League.

Unfortunately for the away side, rivals Valencia also picked up three points against Athletic Bilbao so the race is set to go all the way to the end of the campaign.

The 31-year-old midfielder helped open the scoring for Sevilla when he picked out former Paris Saint-Germain striker Kevin Gameiro and the Frenchman notched his sixth goal of the season after just 10 minutes.

Then it was Gameiro who returned the favour for the Spaniard, setting up the former Spanish international for his strike. Reyes had previously scored in the Copa del Rey and the Europa League, but in his ninth start of the season, that was his first goal.

Sevilla are the club that Reyes left to join Arsenal in 2004 and he would go on to score eight times during Arsenal's unbeaten league run.

After 110 appearances and 23 goals, the player was struggling to adapt to life in England and he made his return to Spain.

Sevilla have played one more game than Valencia, but will still be hoping they can finish in the top four this season. After failing to score a single league goal last campaign, Reyes and Unai Emery will hope the little Spaniard can inspire Sevilla towards the Champions League in the final few weeks.

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