Sevilla completed this saturday a bitter week after two defeats against Barcelona, one of which cost him not to be in the final of the Copa del Rey, with another surprising bad performance against Elche, who took advantage of the bad mood of those of Lopetegui and his many changes in the eleven to add up the three points and take a breath in the face of their salvation aspirations.
The Andalusian team, still with a margin in fourth place and thinking about the feat this Tuesday in Germany, where he must overcome a 2-3 against Borussia Dortmund if they want to be in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, presented up to nine changes in the starting eleven with respect to those who played on Wednesday at the Camp Nou. Single Vaclik and De Jong repeated in a game in which the casualties of Bono, Koundé and Aleix Vidal, Lopetegui joined the break that gave headlines like Diego Carlos and Fernando.
And all of it the Elche of Fran Escribá was taken advantage of, a well-ordered team that had no problems containing its rival in the first half with little rhythm. In fact, the only approach worthy of review was of the locals in an action by Guido Carrillo at 24 minutes. The Nervionenses never found depth, letting the minutes go by without anything happening.
After passing through the changing rooms, Sevilla did not seem to change in his attitude or when he wanted to do it, he was already surprised by Elche, which Already at 4 minutes he warned with a heads-up from Lucas Boyé with Vaclik who saved the Czech goal by saving furniture from a lethal loss like Gudelj’s last man.
But the goal would not be long in coming. In a throw-in, the local team surprised the Andalusian rear and after a pass from Boyé to Guti he advanced to Escribá’s, who would hit the second hit on a free-kick in which Vaclik was not very luckybecause he made the statue after a header from Guido Carrillo that slipped after hitting the post.
To Sevilla, already with important people in the field like Jordán, Acuña or En-Nesyri were in a hurry, but the damage was done. A great goal from De Jong It does not end with the bad feelings of a team that seems blocked with three consecutive defeats and that has another decisive appointment in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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|13 Edgar Badía||1 T. Vaclík|
|19 A. Barragan||16 J. Navas 68 ‘|
|5 Gonzalo verdu||(7 Suso)|
|12 Dani Calvo||3 Sergi Gomez|
|24 Jose Ma||4 K. Rekik|
|eleven Tete Morente 76 ‘||18 S. Escudero 57 ‘|
|(17 Josan)||(twenty-one OR. towers)|
|14 R. Guti 91 ‘||6 N. Gudelj|
|(two D. González)||24 Papu Gomez 76 ‘|
|4 I. Marcone 62 ‘||(fifteen En-Nesyri)|
|(6 Nuke Mfulu)||10 I. Rakitić 57 ‘|
|16 Fidel||(8 Joan Jordan)|
|9 L. Boyé 91 ‘||5 L. Ocampos|
|(fifteen Luismi)||9 L. De Jong|
|twenty-one G. Carrillo||eleven Munir 57 ‘|
|(19 M. Acuña)|
Goals:(1-0) R. Guti (70 ‘), (2-0) G. Carrillo (77’), (2-1) L. De Jong (90 ‘)
Cards:L I. Marcone (2 ‘), L. Boyé (47’), A. Barragán (64 ‘), Fidel (92’)L
Referee: Pizarro Gómez V.
Spectators: Behind closed doors at the Martínez Valero
|THE BEST The success of an Elche that deserved the victory thanks to its effectiveness and faith, 3 gold points to get out of relegation|
|WORST Sevilla, touched after the KO cupbearer, did not react until it was 2-0 against. Lopetegui’s changes did not work|