Sevilla and Real Madrid are measured without excessive ‘motivation’
The Seville team receives a white team without Vinícius at the Sánchez-Pizjuán three days after their seventh Europa League final
MADRID, 26 May. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Real Madrid will visit Sevilla this Saturday on the penultimate matchday of LaLiga Santander in a duel in which the whites, who defend second place without an injured Vinícius, will want to end their away season on the right foot after their recent poor balance away from Santiago Bernabéu, while the people from Seville, with hardly any options to play in the Conference League, only have in mind to take advantage of the match to reach their seventh Europa League final in the best conditions.
Sánchez-Pizjuán (7:00 p.m.) will be the setting for one of the Sevilla-Real Madrid games with less interest in recent seasons, since each team has their minds set on issues that have little to do with the domestic duel this weekend. of week. In the case of the madridistas, their week has been marked by what has surrounded the racist insults that the Brazilian received in the defeat (1-0) at Mestalla.
The ’20’ from Rio de Janeiro has been the center of all the debates, after the Competition Committee withdrew the red card he received against Valencia for hitting Hugo Duro in the face. However, Vinícius was absent in the match against Rayo Vallecano this Wednesday due to knee discomfort. The same ones that will make him not travel to Seville, absent in a reception for Carlo Ancelotti’s that is expected to be hot.
With more noise off the pitch and in the stands than what surrounds football itself, the whites, without any great motivation in this final stretch, intend to maintain second place in these two remaining days. The victory (2-1), somewhat suffered, over the Vallecanos and the tie (3-3) of the rojiblancos in Cornellà allowed the ‘sorpasso’ of the Madrid team, now with 74 points, 1 above Atlético.
Ancelotti remarked in the preview that they want to “end the season well”, in a difficult duel due to the level of the rival. The Italian made it clear that the line-up is going to be “very competitive” to “try to win”, again without Vinícius, whose loss has nothing to do with the problems with racist insults that he has received lately. “He doesn’t travel because he can’t play, his knee keeps bothering him. If he had the chance he would travel and hopefully he could play,” he explained.
In addition to the ’20’, Real Madrid will visit Sevilla with the loss of Carvajal, Benzema -with a cut foot- and Asensio, so they will only have three strikers, including youth squad player Álvaro Rodríguez. Lucas Vázquez, Militao, Mendy, Tchouameni and Ceballos, after resting against Rayo, point to headlines. Alaba or Rüdiger will be the partner of the Brazilian center-back, while Camavinga and Valverde would complete the line of four in the midfield. Hazard will enjoy the opportunity of him accompanying a Rodrygo toned up.
WITH CONFERENCE OPTIONS, SEVILLA ONLY THINKS ABOUT THEIR EUROPEAN FINAL
Although José Luis Mendilibar’s men took a step back in the fight for the Conference League place by drawing (1-1) against Elche on the last day, Nervión’s men keep their chances of qualifying for Europe alive. However, Mendilibar’s men, ‘giant killers’ in the Europa League, will keep in mind their seventh final of the continental competition next Wednesday, without taking excessive risks.
The red-and-whites, tenth with 49 points, only think about being the fifth Spanish team to qualify for the Champions League via the Europa League, a competition of which they are the ‘Kings’ and in which they have never lost a final. A title at stake that they will play just four days after hosting Real Madrid, which is why rotations in Mendilibar’s eleven are presumed.
Thus, Sevilla, which has shown another face since Mendilibar took the reins -21 points out of 33 possible, would be third in the League-, will receive Real Madrid with the absence of Jesús Navas and Pape Gueye, due to suspension, and Fernando, due to injury, with the doubts of Jordán, Nianzou and Marcao. Gudelj, Montiel, Óliver, and Rafa Mir should be starters following that rotation policy.
Based on the results of LaLiga Santander, Sevilla have won 7 of the last 11 home games, making Sánchez-Pizjuán an ally. To which must be added his streak of 6 unbeaten games in all competitions (3V and 3E). “The rival helps people to be motivated. We’re playing against Real Madrid and we don’t want to play dumb. They don’t play anything and want to beat us, we’ll have to run and suffer. If not, you’ll surely lose,” Mendilibar analyzed in the previous one
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SEVILLE: Dmitrovic; Montiel, Gudelj, Rekik, Acuña; Oliver Torres, ‘Papu’ Gómez, Manu Bueno, Lamela; Tecatico and Rafa Mir.
REAL MADRID: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Tchouameni, Camavinga, Ceballos; Valverde, Rodrygo and Hazard.
–REFEREE: Soto Grado (C. Riojano).
–STADIUM: Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.