The Sevilla does not give up the fight for the title and added a vital victory in the Ciutat de Valéncia by winning 0-1 at Levante, in a very complete meeting of the Andalusian team, who knew how to counteract the counter-attack attempts of the locals and showed sufficient ambition to take the three points.
Julen Lopetegui presented the same eleven that defeated Real Sociedad last day and his players did not disappoint him in a match in which they knew how to beat a tough Levante who sold the three points at stake dearly.
Sevilla tried to give a lot of dynamism to the game from the start and after eight minutes Joan Jordan was able to open the scoring with a shoe from the edge of the area that Cárdenas touched just enough with one hand to clear the ball off the crossbar.
Levante was very firm in defense with an excellent Malsa in the recovery, although he could not connect any counterattack that put the goalkeeper Bono in trouble, who barely intervened in the first half.
Sevilla dominated and searched harder than their rival for the goal, but could not find a way to surprise the Levantine team, which was very firm in the vicinity of their area.
In the second half, Sevilla put one more gear into the game and very soon took the lead after a ball recovered in the spinal cord by Suso, who put a ball into space to En Nasyri and he first got rid of goalkeeper Cárdenas on his way out and then a defender to score the first goal of the match.
Paco López reacted immediately by giving entry to the field of José Luis Morales and Rochina looking for a greater offensive role. However, Sevilla well countered the departures of the local team without giving up the attack in search of a second goal that would sentence the clash.
Levante could not sign a shot between the three sticks against a very solid Sevilla that does not give up in the fight for the title in this final stretch of the championship after adding his fourth consecutive victory.
0. Levante: Cardenas, Son, Vezo, Rober Pier (Sergio León, m.73), Duarte, Toño, De Frutos (Doukoure, m.73), Malsa, Bardhi (Rochina, m.59), Melero (Morales, m.59) and Dani Gómez (Roger, m.85).
1. Sevilla: Bond; Jesús Navas, Koundé (Gudelj, m.86), Diego Carlos, Acuña; Fernando, Jordan; Suso (Rakitic, m.75), Ocampos (Munir, m.89); In Nesyri (De Jong, m.86) and Papu Gómez (Óscar, m.86).
Goal: 0-1, m.53: In Nesyri.
Referee: Pizarro Gómez (C. Madrileño). He admonished Bardhi, Melero, Rochina and Doukoure for Levante, and Acuna for Sevilla.
Incidents: Match corresponding to matchday 31 of LaLiga played at the Ciutat de València stadium without spectators.
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