Real Sociedad forgave Sevilla. It is the main reflection that left a very entertaining game, full of chances, especially for the Basque team, which enjoyed up to five very clear scoring opportunities in the second half, including a shot to the post by Portu and another by Silva to the crossbar. Without their striker Oyarzabal, who was seriously injured, La Real could not put a stop to a tired Sevilla, plagued by casualties, which, however, maintains second place although the sensations are not entirely good. Sevilla lack precision in the last pass and efficiency, qualities that shine when teams are fresh. The League is already a pipe dream for the Andalusians, who tie their third consecutive draw. With this loss of points, Sevilla will have a hard time finishing second. The most obvious fact of the impotence of the Sevillian team was reflected in the fact that they did not shoot between the three sticks of the goal defended by Remiro.
Dmitrovic, Augustinsson, Koundé, Jesús Navas, Gudelj, Óliver Torres (Rakitic, min. 66), Lucas Ocampos, Jesús Corona (Lamela, min. 66), Delaney (Montiel, min. 79), Munir (Joan Jordán, min. 45) and Anthony Martial (En-Nesyri, min. 58)
Remiro, Le Normand, Diego Rico, Elustondo, Zaldua (Gorosabel, min. 45), Januzaj (Ander Martín, min. 85), Merino (Guridi, min. 63), Martín Zubimendi, Portu (Isak, min. 74), Rafinha (David Silva, min. 63) and Sörloth
Referee Cesar Soto Grado
Yellow cards Zaldua (min. 31), Januzaj (min. 81) and Gorosabel (min. 88)
The Real, curiously, has mutated. They are a very safe team behind: in eight of their last 10 games they have not conceded. In Seville, however, he missed a great opportunity to get closer to the positions that give the right to play the next Champions League.
It was raining in Seville. Imanol Alguacil hallucinated in the band. Portu had become Sevilla’s best defender. It happened in the 39th minute. The rustic Sorloth found himself with a ball in the small area after a failed clearance by Gudelj. The Norwegian, with everything in his favor, shot low and the ball bounced off his teammate, who was lying on the grass, so that it went over Dmitrovic’s goal. It was the only move worthy of mention in the first half where Sevilla, who even had their starting goalkeeper Bono injured in the warm-up, showed that they are urgently asking for the break granted by the next international break. A Sevilla that the Real forgave because they did not dare to shamelessly go after him. Perhaps the absence of Oyarzabal marks the Basques. An Andalusian team that did not shoot between the three sticks of Remiro’s goal in a first act in which they simply tried to hold on.
Perhaps it is a lot considering the mental and physical fatigue accumulated after the European elimination against West Ham, but really little baggage to defend their position against pursuers who do not let up.
Sevilla came out better in the second half. A great cross from Navas was about to end in a goal, but David Silva’s entry changed everything. Dmitrovic saved two clear realistic options; Portu finished off the crossbar; Delaney saved under sticks; Silva sent a ball to the crossbar and Guridi still failed with everything in his favor on a volley in the small area. Sheriff still didn’t believe it. The zero to zero, although it was difficult to assimilate it, was immovable. A point that feels better to a Sevilla that gives everything, but cannot, and that rewards a good Real, which lacked a lot of aim.
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