Sevilla is a worthy candidate

Sevilla is a candidate for this League on its own merits. Those from Lopetegui defeated a Cádiz (0-1) that still does not win at the Nuevo Mirandilla (and there are already ten games), with a sufficiency that scares. It does not matter if they had casualties, it does not matter if he played with players in positions that were not theirs. They are infallible even when they are most against it. And they are already five points behind Real Madrid, with one game less. As we say, Both teams started with eleven circumstances due to COVID-19. Worse stopped the visitors, who had to place players out of position like the case of Acuña or Gudelj, as central or Ocampos, as a lane. Everything was left on paper as soon as the match began for two teams that played a lot in their respective battles: League and stay in play at the Nuevo Mirandilla.

Sevilla are not affected by casualties or at least that’s what they taught from the beginning. Those of Lopetegui are a perfect machine who have amply demonstrated that they are Real Madrid’s rival to fight for the League. The backbone of Sevilla (Rakitic-Fernando-Jordán) plays by heart and in three touches they planted themselves in the danger zone. Cádiz retaliated with a fighting Negredo on the right wing. The new demarcation of the Madrilenian made him come into play more, both in the creation and in the attack. It was precisely the striker who had the first chances for the yellows. He just lacked aim. The Cádiz disease throughout the course.

After a moved start by a brave Cádiz, those from Lopetegui understood that this was not the way to get something positive del Mirandilla and paused with long possessions, testing their options in the front of the area. Cervera’s men did not have any difficulties during the entire first half, well organized in defense and limiting errors with Chust and Haroyan always attentive. No matter how hard the sevillistas tried, they could not find a way to penetrate the strong Cadista defense. Chances were counted few in the first 45 minutes. Jordán, Ocampos, Negredo and Chapela were the most incisive in this regard, but without much confidence in their shots. Sevilla squeezed in the minutes before the break. No prize.

As if anticipating what was to come, Sevilla changed their face completely in the second half. Not in game form and yes being incisive where it hurts. Within minutes of the restart Ocampos found oil in the first shot on goal. Special mention to the youth squad player Iván Romero, who with a quick movement in the area served a ball to Rakitic on a tray so that he could assist the Argentine. Although the shot was powerful, it entered the post from a Ledesma who could have done more. The goal anesthetized Cádiz, who for a while now does not know how to react when he concedes a goal. In the following minutes, those of Lopetegui grew, seeking to increase the income with another opportunity for the Argentine and a center from the Acuña gang that was poisoned to make Ledesma intervene.

If Cádiz had any opportunity to get into the game, it was because of the slump that the Sevilla fans hit in the final minutes. Espino and Andone put the uys in the stands with individual actions, but the sevillistas responded with others from Munir and Óscar. Although the sign of the game may have changed in the final stretch, the locals do not get anything. Ocampos was able to round out his night in the last minute with a new goal, but it was annulled for offside. The final whistle ended up demonstrating two very different realities. While one dreams (with motives) with the title; the other will have to fight more and better not to go to Second.


Florin Andone (54 ‘, Milutin Osmajic), Rekik (54 ‘, Fernando), Alex Fernandez (54 ‘, Martín Calderón), Isaac (61 ‘, Victor Chust), Ivan Alejo (61 ‘, Jens Jonsson), Munir (70 ‘, Iván Romero), Ruben Nephew (77 ‘, Iván Chapela), Oscar Rodriguez (85 ‘, Augustinsson), Oliver Torres (85 ‘, Papu Gómez)


0-1.57 ‘: Lucas Ocampos


Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas
VAR Referee: José Luis González González
Augustinsson (78 ‘, Yellow

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