The Seville saw his distance with the fifth place increase to 12 points with the draw of Real Sociedad in the Basque derby and it seems complicated that, with 9 days ahead, fourth place is going to escape him and, therefore, the right to be next season in the Champions League. But Julen Lopetegui's team has shown after their triumph against the leader last Sunday that, without distractions in other competitions, they can fight for anyone.
Thus, the Andalusians are already at work and have decided to finish third in order to be eligible to be in the next Spanish Super Cup. And it is that if Barcelona won the League or were second, the whites could have this possibility, since the Catalans will play it for sure as they are already in the final of the Copa del Rey. Koeman's men are also one point behind Atlético and depend on themselves to win the League, since there is a confrontation between the two, apart from the classic at the Santiago Bernabéu this weekend, which will tighten the head of the team more. table and will give Lopetegui's men the option of getting closer to third place.
Desire to remove the thorn
Sevilla have never played the Super Cup in its current format with four teams, the champions and runners-up in the League and the Cup, and the club wants to get rid of the thorn with a tournament in which it has crashed too many times precisely with Barcelona. The Nervionenses have played six finals and have only won one, that of 2007 against Real Madrid with a 1-0 at Nervión and a resounding 3-5 at the Bernabéu. However, he has lost the remaining five he has played, the last one in 2018 in Tangier by 1-2 with Pablo Machín and Ernesto Valverde on the benches.
The team that Julen Lopetegui now coaches caressed his presence in the next meeting by losing the Cup final in the 93rd minute of his semi-final second leg against Barcelona, who now could give him the opportunity to remove that thorn if he won the League or stay second and the Andalusians will overtake Real Madrid in third place.