Eibar assaults Sevilla in the Pizjuán (0-1)

He Eibar starred in the surprise and stormed the Sánchez-Pizjuán taking all three points thanks to a goal from Kike Garcia, installing in the Seville a mini-crisis after linking two consecutive defeats, when the Andalusian team had managed to stay 8 months without losing. The Nervionenses fell a week ago in Granada and are now taking an important step back in their aspirations to be a real alternative to Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Julen Lopetegui made several changes to his starting eleven trying to refresh his team after the appointment in London last Tuesday against Chelsea in the Champions. The coach also warned of the need to change the chip and understand that Eibar was going to put their players in trouble, due to the way they play. He left Bono, Fernando, Ocampos, to De Jong, to Suso… apart from the forced casualties of Koundé by Covid-19 and Joan Jordán, sanctioned.

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Many headlines on the bench for, for example, Vaclik and Óscar Rodríguez to debut, but the Andalusians found Eibar very well planted and with very clear ideas at all times.

The ideas did not flow in the eleven sevillista, who tried to play back in search of some holes that did not appear. Thus, an Eibar with two players grown up in Nervión and given by himself Seville like Pozo and Bryan Gil, he was leaning into the rival area. Notice Arbilla At 20 minutes and before the break, a defensive lack of coordination created a gap between Diego Carlos and Sergi Gómez through which Diop put in a pass that Kike García materialized at 0-1 with a shot at the first strong and up that surprised the Czech goal. .

The team of Mendilibar he went to rest with an advantage and deservedly, because the locals had barely appeared in attack. Just a distant shot from Munir that was no problem for Dmitrovic.

Lopetegui wanted to shake the tree by putting Ocampos at halftime and gradually taking arsenal out of his closet with De Jong, Carlos Fernández, but the good defensive disposition of the gunsmiths, who gave a block display, meant that the locals barely had chances to draw while their coach despaired in the band.

An unfortunate En-Nesyri He had a free shot early in the first half that sent him wide and then a volley from Munir also found no door.

The minutes advanced and the Gipuzkoan team was getting closer and closer to taking their loot from one of the most difficult scenarios in the League, but in which, as they had warned Lopetegui, usually play good games.

He Eibar well covered the bands to avoid the centers of Jesús Navas from the right and the gallops of Ocampos on the left and Lopetegui ended up playing it with two forwards, De Jong and Carlos Fernández.

However in the final minutes he approached both the tie, but the figure of Dmitrovic it was enlarged for the benefit of his own. A header from the former forward of the Pomegranate He was stopped by the goal from Eibar in a great intervention, and already in the discount, Ocampos he did not manage to put a loose ball on the empty goal at the far post after a corner kick.

Important step back from Seville which calls into question a project in which there were many ambitions. Two consecutive defeats. The alarm goes on.

one T. Vaclík one M. Dmitrović
16 J. Navas 2. 3 A. Arbilla
twenty Diego Carlos 4 P. Oliveira
3 Sergi Gomez 46 ' two E. Burgos
(5 L. Ocampos) 24 K. Rodrigues for 61 '
19 M. Acuña (9 Sergi Enrich)
6 N. Gudelj 8 P. Diop
10 I. Rakitić 80 ' 6 Sergio Alvarez
(9 L. De Jong) s.c 22 Water well
twenty-one OR. towers 25 Bryan Gil for 85 '
14 Oscar 70 ' (twenty-one Pedro Leon) s.c
(7 Suso) 14 T. Inui
fifteen En-Nesyri 70 ' 17 Kike 73 '
(24 Charles) (10 Foundling)
eleven Munir 80 '
T.Julen lopetegui T.Jose Luis Mendilibar

Goals:(0-1) Kike (41 ')

Cards:L K. Rodrigues (44 '), Exposito (74'), Pedro León (88 ')L

Referee: Hernández Hernández A.

Spectators: 0 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

THE BEST Mauricio Pellegrino's success in the initial approach
WORST The lack of reaction of a Levante in the doldrums