Andalusian duel in Nervión with pending dreams

Seville and Granada they live an attractive Andalusian duel with the Nervionenses thinking big, without ruling out as much as possible in The league, and the Nasrid with options to repeat European qualification in a special match for their coach, Diego Martinez, with a past in the Seville club.

Those of Julen lopetegui they do not detach themselves from their philosophy of continuing to add without looking beyond the next game and thus has managed to get to where they are, when they can leave behind the goal of qualifying mathematically for the Champions, for which a draw would suffice. But this group of footballers wants more. On the way to breaking the scoring record in a season (held by Sevilla de Emery in the 14-15 season with 76 points), with Lopetegui the Nervionenses are going like a rocket. They have added 19 of the last 21 possible points, have won four games in a row and return to the Sánchez Pizjuán after beating Celta, Real Sociedad and Levante in their last three outings.

The coach runs away from talking about options to fight for the greats for the league title, but that dream is present in the dressing room. Youssef En-Nesyri, For example, the team’s top scorer with 17 goals in the League (23 in total), said after Wednesday’s game against Levante that his intention is “to win the remaining games and fight for the League.” The whites wait for some stumbling block from the greats and count the days until their appointment before the Real Madrid in Valdebebas, you can mark your final options.

The great doubt in the premises is the French Jules Koundé, who withdrew with problems in the final stretch of the match against Levante and has taken care of himself ever since. He participated in the last training session, but did not finish it, as did two or three other players, according to Lopetegui, who will wait until the last hours to decide the call. Who has it difficult is the goal Vaclik, now substitute for Bono, since he has a finger injury.




For his part, grenade, with the permanence and almost assured, he visits Sánchez Pizjuán with the purpose of stopping the extraordinary trajectory of Sevilla, in order to set his sights on seeking qualification for European competition. Reaching seventh would entitle him, just like last season.

It has already surpassed the set of Julen lopetegui in the first round and will try to do it again to increase his chances of finishing as high as possible, as he only has to focus on the league competition.

For this game they will continue to leave Domingos Duarte, Luis Milla and Neyder Lozano due to injury, while the Colombian forward returns Luis Suarez after serving sanction. In doubt there will be the participation of Alberto Soro due to a knee problem. Diego Martínez will make some changes with respect to the match played with Eibar last Thursday.