Sevilla consolidates the fourth place and does not renounce LaLiga

The Seville, with so many of En-Nesyri Y Franco Vazquez, takes another step into the noble positions and showed that, without the Cup and the Champions and focused only on LaLiga, he can be a tough rival for Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Atlético in the fight for the title. Those of Lopetegui They took advantage of the opportunity that the calendar gave them when they played the postponed match against the Elche of the second day to put land in between with his pursuers in the fight for fourth place. Meanwhile, the team of Fran Scribe, after the good feelings offered to him Real Madrid, they missed the opportunity to score even one point and escape the hot zone to avoid the descent.

The Nervionenses confirm their recovery after the disappointments added to Barcelona Y Borussia Dortmund, something that he already pointed out in the derby against him Betis and that over against Elche it served to take revenge for the defeat at Martínez Valero in an appointment in which Lopetegui refreshed his eleven by being framed between the duels against Catalans and Germans.

Nevertheless, Seville had a hard time opening the can before a very orderly Elche who was looking for his opportunity to surprise. The team of Lopetegui, heavily loaded with matches as his coach recalls, he accused the lack of freshness and the absence of important players in his eleven, such as the sanctioned Diego Carlos and Joan Jordán or others who, due to discomfort and various overloads, were not at the appointment either. such as the Brazilian midfielder Fernando or the Argentine wingeror Lucas Ocampos.

And before that lack of spark of the locals, those of Fran Scribe they waited for their moment to surprise or an error by the Sevilla defender, who made a couple of mistakes in the exit of the ball that cost the odd scare with which Guido Carrillo put Bono to work.

But the quality appeared in the end. It was made to wait, but it was just before the break when a center from Suso from the band was headed by En-Nesyri out of reach of Edgar Badía. The technical gesture, foreshortened, served the Moroccan international to demonstrate his spectacular streak and score his fourteenth goal in LaLiga, the twentieth of the season.

The situation became very complicated for a team like the Elche, who, in need of the table, finds it difficult to transform their intentions into points. The Seville He also came out after the break more plugged in and was even able to do the second in a kind of vaseline by Óscar Rodríguez that did not take by surprise Edgar Badía. The attempt did not condition Elche, who tried to get into the game and came close. Raúl Guti tried it, who scored for Martínez Valero ten days ago, but this time he met Bono.

Then Escribá tried it with Pablo Piatti, who played his first minutes and left good feelings and even a arrival in the area. Not much for a Sevilla that was going to punish his rival in the final stretch. Munir He tried it with a spur shot, but it was the Mute Vazquez, a player with no prominence this season, the one who would put the final 2-0, after a play by Oliver Torres and with a delicatessen like a high heel with his back turned to goal.

(+) See the summary of Sevilla – Elche

13 Bond 13 Edgar Badía
16 J. Navas 18 H. Palacios
12 J. Koundé 5 Gonzalo verdu
3 Sergi Gomez 12 Dani Calvo
19 M. Acuña 88 ‘ 24 Josema 77 ‘
(24 Papu Gomez) (twenty P. Piatti)
6 N. Gudelj 17 Josan 69 ‘
twenty-one OR. towers (eleven Tete Morente)
10 I. Rakitić 4 I. Marcone
7 Suso 78 ‘ 14 R. Guti 84 ‘
(4 K. Rekik) (8 Victor Rodriguez)
fifteen En-Nesyri 87 ‘ 16 Fidel 77 ‘
(9 L. De Jong) (25 J. Mojica)
14 Oscar 61 ‘ twenty-one G. Carrillo 69 ‘
(eleven Munir) (10 Pere Milla)
9 L. Boyé

Goals:(1-0) En-Nesyri (43 ‘), (2-0) F. Vázquez (90’)

Cards:L Sergi Gómez (11 ‘), Óscar (39’), J. Mojica (78 ‘)L

Referee: Alberola Rojas (Castilian-La Mancha Committee)

Spectators: Behind closed doors at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

THE BEST The joy of Franco Vázquez. The Argentine, in a difficult year for him at the end of his contract, scored from the heel and was moved
WORST The wasteful efforts of Elche. The Escribá team had moments of good play, but again luck was elusive and it was empty