Lopetegui’s last challenge
To the only team of The league who has not defeated the coach on the Sevilla bench is his ex, the Real Madrid
TOl Seville nothing else is worth to him than to win in Valdebebas to rush his last options – as long as the math supports them – of doing something important and historic in League. They have to bend a Real Madrid who will arrive wounded by his elimination in Champions and that Andalusians almost always choke when they play at home. In the Sánchez-Pizjuán is usually another story, although with Julen lopetegui joys have not existed on the bench. Three losses out of three attempts. Full.
The Basque coach, counting the matches of the Copa del Rey, where he defeated in the first leg of the semifinals Barcelona, has beaten all teams in The league at least once. All but one. His recent victory over the Athletic it meant reaching the penultimate goal. The final challenge remains: beat Real Madrid. And precisely in Valdebebas, land that Julen knows perfectly, both in his time with the Selection as with him Castile or the first white team. A past that does not weigh on him and that he wants to defeat at all costs on Sunday.
A seville surpassed
Every time at Seville It is his turn to visit one of the greats of national football, counting on these rivals taking it as one of the challenges of the course, his level is not as expected. Or at least the results are not achieved. It has happened to him with other coaches and even now with Lopetegui, where the data on victories are historical. Even so, it costs him a world to win the Wanda, Camp Nou or Bernabéu -Valdebebas-. It is another of the challenges that the coach has ahead of him, who will have to watch this match from the stands, after seeing the fifth yellow in the last duel against him. Athletic.
The other goals
Because the staff of the Seville, who does not renounce anything, has four games ahead of him to try to win certain prizes. Some of consolation, like the Record Points (76) or triumphs in the same league course (2. 3), and the main one: enter the LaLiga podium. Beating Madrid would mean that Sevilla would really enter the fight for third place and even second, depending on what they do Barça and Atlético in your party.
Lopetegui is making history with Sevilla and has already signed up 2024. He has beaten all the rivals in the championship except that Real Madrid that left him a scar that he still bears. He has a unique opportunity to clench his fists in a unique setting for him.