Eibar puts Lopetegui's Sevilla to the test

Seville Y Eibar settle this Saturday in the Sánchez-Pizjuán a duel of contrasts, with the obligation of the sevillistas to endorse their good results in The league and transfer to the competition of regularity the power that it exhibits in Europe in the face of the illusion of the people of Eibar to start taking off.

Julen's team Lopetegui, tenth with 7 points and two games to play, he returns to the league tournament and to his stadium with the spirit reinforced after the valuable draw and the great image he offered last Tuesday with the 0-0 achieved against a giant like Chelsea in Stamford Bridge, at the start of the Champions League.

Before the visit of Eibar, a rival hurried by its erratic start and that is in the lower zone with a single victory in six games played, the team from the neighborhood of Nerve wants to turn the page after his solvent start in the 'Champions' and make up for his last defeat in Pomegranate (1-0), where a streak of 18 league games was broken without losing.

That punctual disappointment came more than eight months after the last game he lost, in February at Celta, and since then he only lost in the European Super Cup (2-1) after taking a whole team to the limit and extra time. Bayern Munich.

Even so, LopeteguiRealistic and prudent as always, he has warned of the difficulty of Eibar, recalling the problems that last season caused them. It still does not count for the third game in a row with a bastion in the rear like the Frenchman Jules Kooundé, confined after his positive for coronavirus, who is joined by another fixed, the medium Joan Jordán, expelled in Granada.

In addition, after the physical waste made against Chelsea, the side was touched Jesus Navas and the central Sergi Gomez, who had to be replaced, although it seems that both will continue in the eleven, as well as one of their most incisive extremes, the Argentine Lucas Ocampos, who did not train this Friday and is doubtful, so Munir could enter the left and stay Suso on the right, with De Jong or En-Nesyri pointed.

Eibar attends the Sanchez Pizjuan with the intention of surprising Julen's team Lopetegui with the help of two loaned Sevillistas, Alejandro Pozo and Bryan Gil, who will have the opportunity to claim their rights to the club that has their rights.

Jose Luis Mendilibar, who does not believe that Sevilla will accuse London's effort, trusts that Pozo and Bryan Gil will contribute their qualities of speed and overflow, which will give them more options in order to get some point from the capital of Seville.

The technician is going to recover Pape Diop, who completed his penalty match against Osasuna, the second in just six weeks that they have been disputed, as well as Edu Expósito, author of the penalty goal that opened the scoring in Valladolid, in which it has been the only victory to date from Eibar.

However, José Recio, who was injured in the match played in Ipurua against Elche in the dorsolumbar area and has not yet recovered from his discomfort, nor Pedro Bigas, who after being announced last week as a starter against Osasuna, fell off the list a few minutes before the game started and this week he has some discomfort in the right quadriceps. The two thus join the well-known long-term loss of José Ángel “Cote” Valdés.