Sevilla slips (again) in the last corner


A goal at the last minute removes the Andalusians from their minimal chances for the title and even the championship podium

ANDl Seville, if you did not already know, it is totally out of the league title fight and with great difficulty to reach the podium of the championship, since it remains six behind Atlético and four of both pursuers. And all for that goal in the extension of Hazard, who deflected a shot from Kroos. A new long play in the area after a bad clearance in the final minutes, similar in pain to the goal conceded in the Camp Nou in that Cup semifinal that is still remembered by Nervión. In those minutes of truth, in the stadiums where stage fright takes hold of the protagonists, the Seville has missed a final and keep the illusion in the final stretch of the course to fight for the title.

All this despite the fact that the last defeat against the Athletic he had already made the company almost impossible for Andalusian interests, although while there was life … If mathematics still prevails, these options would support them, even more so to reach their own Real Madrid In the third square, the only thing that he had talked about Lopetegui during the week. A coach who watched the game from a private box and suffered like no one from afar.

“We have to be honest. By winning today we would have been there …”. Ivan Rakitic he lamented how two points had escaped him in the last moments against Real Madrid, since the LaLiga flame could have been lit for the Nervión team. “We should be proud of how we have done so far. We are going to fight to the end to be our best,” added the Croatian, who scored the second goal, from the penalty spot.

The last minutes

And is that Rakitic has found his best football moment in the final stretch, carrying the weight of the game in Sevilla. And scoring goals, like the one he did in Vigo on the move or against Granada, from a penalty. From eleven meters he is once again the team specialist after two errors by Ocampos from eleven meters. It so happens that Rakitic has scored 5 goals for Madrid and all of them at home. Three with Sevilla and two with Barça.

Julen lopetegui He was questioned about how Sevilla are missing points or important moments in other competitions in the final stretch of the matches. “In football, goals are worth until the referee whistles. We were 30 seconds away from a Cup final. What we have to be proud of is fighting for the possibility of beating the three ocean liners to this point “. Sevilla on the shore again.

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