EI Sevilla does not lower the piston. Those of Lopetegui won again. And they did it before a Lift much more recognizable, something more vertical and much more compact than against Villarreal. So, the victory in the Ciutat has even more merit. A goal from En Nesyri, brand of the house, was worth the Seville team to overcome the killer, add their third consecutive victory away from home and get very close to those who rule right now in LaLiga. Specifically Sevilla slept three points behind the leaderr, yes with one more game. It will be there until the end.
The uprising, for its part, at least the image changed. Numerically he added the same as against Villarreal and accumulates three defeats in a row at home. But at least I knowhe concealed his pride and he showed himself something more compact. Of course, En Nesyri's goal came from a rude mistake after a horizontal pass from Son That left Suso free.
The seven changes that Paco López arranged gave him a verve new to the Levante. He started bossy and signed two dangerous approaches with Melero and Bardhi. Before, Cárdenas had already sent a Jordan missile to the crossbar with his fingertips that sneaked into the goal.
The Seville, slowly, he was taking control of the party, with his trivote agglutinating the ball and a Papu Gómez who moved through all the positions of the forward. It was precisely the Argentine who tried twice from the front. But in one he ran into his teammate En Nesyri and in another with the Granota rear, this time much stronger than last Sunday, against Villarreal.
After the break, Sevilla went up a march. Navas was trying to reach the bottom line and the Levante defense began to overwhelm. In one of those, Son missed a pass, Suso controlled in the middle and put a pass to the back of the rear… In Nesyri he ran, dribbled Cárdenas and deposited it in the network. The difficult thing was done and it was about keeping the ball. Ocampos, fortunately, was planted for the 0-2 but Cárdenas narrowed. Levante barely disturbed Bono.
Paco: “You can't ask for much more from the team”
“I have seen a brave, daring team that has competed face to face against a rival that is fighting to win the League. We would like in differentiation zones to have a good shot, a good pass, shoot inside …, but not I think the team is conformist, “he highlighted at a press conference. “You have to take into account the rival in front. Few teams in our league play Sevilla from behind or trying to combine. Braver than that, it is difficult, we value it but then the success, quality and many other things come in.” , He said.
Lopetegui: “LaLiga? We still haven't got the Champions League”
“We try to win every game, we face it with determination and enthusiasm, I don't talk about other issues. It doesn't help me to talk about it as a coach. We have not yet achieved the goal, to enter the Champions League twice in a row as quarterfinals.” If you want to read the entire Lopetegui press conference, click here.
Rochina (58 ', Gonzalo Melero), Morales (59 ', Enis Bardhi), Cheick doukoure (72 ', Jorge De Frutos), Sergio Leon (72 ', Róber), Rakitic (74 ', Suso), Roger (84 ', Dani Gómez), Gudelj (85 ', Jules Koundé), Oscar Rodriguez (85 ', Alejandro Gómez), Luuk de Jong (85 ', Youssef En-Nesyri), Munir (88 ', Lucas Ocampos)
0-1, 52 ': Youssef En-Nesyri
Referee: Valentín Pizarro Gómez
VAR Referee: José Luis González González
Enis Bardhi (30 ', Yellow) Gonzalo melero (32 ', Yellow) Marcos Acuña (44 ', Yellow) Cheick doukoure (75 ', Yellow) Rochina (87 ', Yellow