A goal from Ocampos in the 87th minute definitively removes Atlético from the fight for the title and leaves Sevilla as a more reliable alternative to Real Madrid.
The Seville ruled out Athletic champion defending his crown. A champion reinforced with From paul Y Griezmann that after this defeat in Nervión is eight points behind Sevilla and 13 behind Real Madrid. In fact, what portrays this Atlético is that it is only two points above the Barcelona. From this transitional Barcelona. Simeone dropped the project without having completed the first round.
They were measured Seville Y Athletic in a game that looked askance at the Real Madrid, since they are next to Betis their pursuers in the classification. At Pizjuán there was much more at stake than points of Champions in Game. Lopetegui Y Simeone they were playing a game of chess that turned out to be as tactical as expected, with moves on the board that were automatically answered by the opposing coach.
The game started with news fast. A tremendous shoe from Rakitic it came like a howitzer through the squad of cloud unleashing the euphoria of the stands of Nervión. Barely six minutes had passed and the board was jumping through the air. But Simeone had patience to equalize the game through the ball and looking to reach the outside with that 5-3-2, but this time with Trippier on the right and Llorente in front. strap seconded Luis Suarez in a pair that returned to show no danger. There was too much in two teams that until long ago were characterized by their cannibal hunger to devour the rivals.
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💥 The euphoria of Nervión
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The rojiblancos equalized in a set piece. Significant play that portrays how the consistency of the Sevilla defense has been diluted, in which Kooundé has stopped being the player for whom several teams of the Prime Minister. Head of Philip that equaled the score, the result that would have signed from the start of Real Madrid.
After the break Cholo, who had lost Llorente Muscularly touched, he moved token and took out Joao Felix, which energized the game and commented to warm up the game and the atmosphere on the grass. Suarez was replaced by Cunha with a monumental anger of the Uruguayan, tired of always being changed. However, the Uruguayan scoring records do not support him in the forward’s angry complaint.
The clash was already back and forth, but the draw, in reality, was not in danger. There was more tension than play and more hard leg than chances. Thus the meeting languished, with a Athletic that threatened but did not strike. Joao Felix improved his teammates, but this year those of Simeone they continue to have problems when it comes to specifying their dominance in matches. And in those an isolated play in the 87th minute ends with a shot to the wood of Rakitic Y Ocampos he ends up clinching the winning goal to the net. Atlético was able to tie with a shot from Joao Félix to the post, but finally the rojiblancos finally dropped from the fight for the League and Sevilla was placed five behind Real Madrid, in the absence of the whites taking on Cádiz this Sunday.
CARD: SEVILLA 2-ATLÉTICO 1
SEVILLE: Bonus (6); Montiel (5), Koundé (6), Diego Carlos (6), Rekik (5); Delaney (6), Rakitic (7), Jordan (5); Ocampos (7), Papu (4), Iván Romero (5). Technician: Lopetegui (4). Changes: Gudelj (5) for Montiel (m.28), Rafa Mir (4) for Iván Romero (m.52), Acuña (4) for Jordán (m.52), Agustinsson (sc) for Acuña (m.80 ), Munir (sc) by Papu (m.80)
ATHLETIC: Oblak (5); Trippier (5), Felipe (6), Kondogbia (5), Hermoso (4), Carrasco (5); Llorente (5), Koke (5), Lemar (5); Correa (4), Luis Suárez (4). Technician: Simeone (5). Changes: De Paul (5) for Llorente (m.40), Joao Félix (7) for Correa (m.46), Cunha (6) for Luis Suárez (m.57)
GOALS: 1-0 (m. 6), Rakitic; 1-1 Felipe, (d. 34); 2-1, Ocampos (m.87)
REFEREE: From Burgos Bengoechea, Basque.
CARDS: Rekik, Papu Gómez,
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.