Sevilla is close to Glory

Lopetegui's team triumph after a quick start with a goal from En Nesyri. Frantic end with both canceled by the Moroccan striker and Koundé penalty, missed by Joselu.


Deportivo Alavés faced the game with the rejonazo that meant the elimination of the Cup against Almería, with a 5-0 included. Abelardo started off on the wrong foot in the KO tournament but now he can focus exclusively on the league and his goal of signing the permanence as soon as possible. Sevilla, meanwhile, traveled during the day to combat COVID-19. And, more specifically, the positive case of Diego Carlos. The team had to change the last training session and vary the travel plan to Vitoria.

Abelardo was able to summon Tomás Pina at the last minute because Competition sanctioned him with two games but he will have to fulfill them in the Cup. Lucas, however, limping with his ankle problems, did not even enter the call. Lopetegui lined up the foreseeable eleven but Abelardo surprised with an eleven that invited us to think about a bet of three centrals. At the moment of truth, it was a 4-4-1-1 with Martín as a midfielder and Edgar almost as a second striker.

En Nesyri began threatening a shot in minute 2. Alavés made a high pressure but quite disorderly. By the 3rd, Sevilla was already winning 1-0 thanks to the Moroccan forward's goal. It was number 13 of this season, ninth in the league. Those of Abelardo woke up and began to match the commitment. An error in the chain of Seville caused the tie to 1 with a combed header from Edgar that neither the rear or the goalkeeper knew how to defend, who was caught off-foot. The people of Seville did not show security behind and missed Diego Carlos.

When things were going better for the local team, Suso's blow came and ended up in Pacheco's squad. An anthological goal from outside the area that stretched Lopetegui's men. From there, the two teams tried but the game went to rest with 1-2. Luis Rioja was injured in a throw-in and, when it seemed that he would go to the stands, he tried at half-time and decided to continue playing. Pain in the back of the thigh.

The referee forgave Edgar the red in the second half when he made a tackle with the plate ahead of Ocampos. In fact, he had to leave injured giving De Jong input. That sent En Nesyri to the band so he lost offensive danger. In the 60th minute, Sevilla took their first corner and in the 64th minute the first offside of the match was whistled. Alavés had to take the initiative and it is something with which he is not comfortable. Pina warned with a header at the exit of a corner kick in 75 and also Joselu four later. The referee disallowed a goal to En Nesyri for a previous hand and, two minutes later, Joselu missed a penalty for a hand from Kounde. Abelardo's team is not there to give anything away and to miss a clear occasion ends up condemning you. The two protagonists were Bono for stopping the maximum penalty and Suso for scoring an anthology.

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