Yangel turns off Sevilla

A header from the Venezuelan ended Sevilla's 18-game unbeaten streak in the League in a game marked by the expulsion of Jordán, with two yellow cards in one minute.


Granada continues to show that their last season was not a lucky year. With a very solid team and clear ideas, the Nasrids took the three points from Los Cármenes against one of the roosters of the competition, a record-breaking Sevilla. The Hispanics arrived after 18 straight games without losing, but Yangel Herrera's header goal gave Granada three points in a game marked by the expulsion of Jordán, who in a minute saw two deserved but unnecessary yellows. Granada reaches its European duel against PSV full of confidence, Sevilla will visit London against Chelsea after a first defeat of the season ... 444 444

Granada and Seville came out with changes in their eleven and Europe on the horizon. Foulquier, Kenedy and Milla started in the Nasrid with the great novelty of Carlos Fernández, former Granada player, in the ranks of Sevilla, Escudero, Sergi Gómez and Munir in the Seville. And the game started with rhythm and chances. Suso had it in a great boarding session by Escudero that the man from Cádiz finished off badly, also the Nasrids in two set pieces, but neither Milla in the rebound nor the good drop from Gonalons ended in a goal. The best came before the quarter of an hour, a great cross from the fireproof Jesús Navas was finished off only by Jordán, but he sent the ball out. Both teams were looking for high pressure and not letting their rival arrive easily, but it was Sevilla who had the most possession. Before the quarter hour, Escudero, giving a pass, hurt his hip and Acuña had to enter. A change that did not change anything in Lopetegui's team. Rui Silva's first intervention was shot by an active and hard-working Munir from outside the area. The Moroccan was the one who was giving the Nasrid team the most problems, while Granada had his dagger in Kenedy. And, in the final stretch of the first half, the game changed. First with Duarte's injury, which in a fall lost his shoulder, and Vallejo had to leave. But there was more. In discount, Jordán saw the first yellow for a stomp on Soldado in a quick exit from Granada. A minute later, the Girona-born kicked Montoro against Sevilla and saw the second card leaving his team with one less. A foolishness of the midfielder that, in the end, was decisive.

The dominance of Granada

Lopetegui did not wrinkle. He took out De Jong and Ocampos for Suso and Carlos Fernández leaving two lines of the four and the Dutchman as a reference. But he gave the ball to a Granada who knew it was his chance to score three points against one of the roosters in the competition. Montoro tried it in a long shot that Bono took to a corner and, in the corner kick, Puertas finished off completely alone and Fernando took the ball under the sticks. A minute later, in one against Kenedy he avoided a clear pass with his hand (which was not sanctioned) and Munir, although offside, sent the ball to the post. The game was crazy and Ocampos played the yellow in an unnecessary entry to Milla. Diego Martínez took out the Venezuelans, Machís and Yangel Herrera, to shake up the game, Lopetegui put En Nesyri by a very tired Munir who had been the best of his team.

Granada was the one who had the chances, Sevilla kept looking for speed to win. Puertas had it, in a great center of Machís that the Almeria finished off, but he found a Bono who left very quickly to get his foot out and avoid the first Nasrid. Granada continued to insist and arriving, Diego changed the drawing to get Vico out of the hook and Luis Suárez as a reference. Sevilla did not give up on winning, but they could only defend themselves with one less man and with accumulated fatigue. And, on 81 ', Foulquier put up a great cross and Yangel appeared on the second row to open the scoring with a great header. There was little left, and Sevilla was not considered dead. He went for the goal, although he did not find how to harm an orderly Granada with a lot of work that, on the contrary, he could sentence. Three gold points for Granada that adds ten of the fifteen possible, Sevilla loses its undefeated vitola ... 444 444Diego Martínez: "Being at the top of the table is anecdotal"

The Granada coach, Diego Martínez, highlighted "the conviction and patience" that his team had to beat Sevilla 1-0 this Saturday at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium in a "difficult and competitive" match .

"We played a very complete game against an excellent rival, against whom there were few options against eleven or against ten because it is an organized and physical team," Diego said at a press conference.

The Granada coach praised "the conviction and patience" of his team to take the victory by making "a titanic effort" and also focused on the fact that they defended "very well" throughout the game.

"With the exception of an error in the brand in the first half, we have bothered them a lot despite their verticality since they have many resources. We had organization, order and attention in defense, giving the game what it was playing at all times," he added .

"Feeling competitive against a great team is the most important thing, against rivals like this, conviction and the belief that you can beat them is key," Diego made clear.

The Granada coach described as "anecdotal" that they are at the top of the table, although he did give importance to the ten points that they already add in a season "with a lot of wear and tear and in which there will be setbacks" .

Diego highlighted the figure of Jesús Vallejo, who entered before the break to replace the injured Domingos Duarte, because "in normal conditions he was not even able to play five minutes" and put it as an example of the "commitment" that his players have. -EFE

Lopetegui: "The expulsion conditioned the game"

The Sevilla coach, Julen Lopetegui, believes that the expulsion before the break of Joan Jordán conditioned a "complex" game in which his team lost this Saturday 1-0 against Granada in the New Stadium Los Cármenes

"It has been a rough game, with Escudero's injury, many interruptions and at the end of the first half the expulsion of Jordán that has conditioned the game," Lopetegui said at a press conference.

The coach stressed that "the expulsion is important because playing 50 minutes with ten players conditions" although he believes that in the second half they knew how to "interpret the inferiority very well" and they hurt Granada "in some outings" despite the fact that they left falling "little by little" .

"It was an even and long game, we wanted to compete until the end and impose our team feeling. We conceded the goal in one of their few arrivals and from then on we have not been able to rebuild", he added.

Lopetegui asserted that the state of the Nuevo Los Cármenes grass "has not helped" in a "complex" encounter in which they were not able to overcome "the many difficulties" that were posed to them.

After the defeat, the first one suffered by Sevilla after eighteen league games without losing, the people of Seville have to "look forward, learn from mistakes and recover well" .

"There has never been anything positive in a defeat, defeats always hurt. It was not our best game," declared the Sevilla coach. -EFE

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