Tuesday, May 18

Sevilla beat Real Sociedad and joins the fight for the title

Sevilla players celebrate against Real Sociedad.

Sevilla players celebrate against Real Sociedad.

The Sevilla confirmed his candidacy to fight for the League this season, continues his firm course of the last days and added a new triumph, before a Real society that begins to show signs of weakness (1-2), with goals from Fernando and Youssef En-Nesyri.

The local team started very strong and went ahead at 5 minutes with the first goal in Carlos Fernández’s blue and white shirt, precisely in front of his former team, with a great shot that brushed against a squad making Bono’s stretch useless.

Sevilla woke up quickly and began to close the goal of Remiro, who already saw the goal next in other Seville approaches moments before it arrived Fernando’s goal after a great service from Navas (m.22).

The Real broke down and was at the mercy of an Andalusian team that embroidered football until the break and that he took advantage with some fortune two minutes after the tie by means of En-Nesyri, favored by the deflection of a local defender from Ocampos’ previous shot that went to a post and the Moroccan, well placed, pushed the ball into the net.

Imanol Alguacil adjusted his defense after the break because Sevilla constantly arrived in danger and the 1-3 had been too close, but everything was about to blow up for the Basque team at the start of the second half.

En-Nesyri intelligently escaped from his pair in a counter and stood alone before Remiro, he had time to prepare the ball and accommodate it to his left foot, although, with everything in favor, he sent it out to Lopetegui’s despair.

The It was time to suffer when the people of San Sebastian gave entrance to Januzaj, a different footballer who brought nervousness to the ranks of a Sevilla that moved quickly with each decision of the Sheriff in his quest to balance the game.

In the end the Andalusian team held up well because this Real lacks a point and notes the important absences of Mikel Merino and David Silva to generate football, and took the victory without excessive suffering.


1.- Real Sociedad: Remiro; Aritz (Gorosabel, min. 74), Zubeldia, Le Normand, Monreal; Guevara, Zubimendi, Barrenetxea (Portu, min. 82), Oyarzabal (Guridi, min. 74); Isak and Carlos Fernández (Januzaj, min. 74).

2.- Sevilla: Bond; Acuña, Diego Carlos, Koundé, Navas; Papu Gómez (Gudelj, min. 77), Fernando, Jordán; (Oliver Torres, min. 77), Suso (Rakitic, min. 24), Ocampos (Vázquez, min. 88) and En-Nesyri (De Jong, min. 88)

Goals: 1-0, min 5: Carlos Fernández. 1-1, min. 22: Fernando. 1-2, min. 24: En- Nesyri.

Referee: Jaime Latre (Aragon). He admonished Carlos Fernández, Isak, Barrenetxea, Diego Carlos and Jordán.

Incidents: Match of the thirty-third day played at the Reale Arena behind closed doors.


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