There is something more in Sevilla when they play their favorite competition, the Europa League. In the tournament that they have won six times, the Andalusian team overcame a very discreet first half to achieve a very good booty against Fenerbahçe. Two goals from Jordán and Lamela give Sevilla a good advantage to access the quarterfinals of a Europa League where his personality flows beyond the moments of form, the crisis he is suffering in the League or the incapacity he has suffered. has this group to compete. A victory based on the enormous performance of their goalkeeper Dmitrovic and an obvious rectification by Jorge Sampaoli at halftime. Sevilla was a very messy group in the first half and Jordan’s entry gave them much more order and packaging to face the duel on equal terms. A more logical Sevilla who took the lead with some fortune from a shot by Jordán and who later knew how to defend well to catch the Turkish team on the counterattack. Lamela scored the second and Sevilla smiled. Like his people, who enjoy Europe and suffer much more in domestic competition.
Dmitrovic, Nianzou Tanguy Kouassi, Gudelj, Alex Telles (Joan Jordán, min. 45), Jesús Navas, Rakitic, Fernando, Marcos Acuña (Suso, min. 86), En-Nesyri (Rafa Mir, min. 87), Bryan Gil Salvatierra (Lamela, min. 69) and Óliver Torres (Lucas Ocampos, min. 69)
Altay Bayindir, Samet Akaydin, Serdar Aziz, Lincoln (Bright Samuel, min. 81), Attila Szalai, Ferdi Kadioglu, Miguel Silva (Diego Rossi, min. 67), Willian Arao, Kahveci (Arda Guler, min. 87), King (Batshuayi, min. 67) and Enner Valencia (João Pedro, min. 81)
goals 1-0 min. 55: Joan Jordan. 2-0 min. 85: Lick it.
Referee Francois Letexier
Yellow cards Alex Telles (min. 3) and Ferdi Kadioglu (min. 48)
Fenerbahçe made a huge mistake. He forgave and left alive a team that is transforming into Europe despite its hardships in the League, where he plays a very important game against Almería next Sunday. But that will be another story. In the Europa League, their fetish competition, Sevilla lives a special mystique and always recomposes itself. Of the Spanish teams, it is the one that has it best to move on to the next phase.
Sevilla was a pure mess. A team without centrals or defense, where Sampaoli invents solutions in each game. Against Fenerbahçe, a team from the European middle class, the Argentine had the idea of placing Acuña as a pivot alongside Fernando. A very risky decision that changed after 23 minutes, when he placed Telles in the center of the field and the world champion in the center. With the Sevilla players talking on the field to find out how to function on it, the Turkish team, very well led by that good footballer that is Enner Valencia, had plenty of chances to leave with an advantage on the scoreboard. Between Dmitrovic and King’s lack of aim, the Andalusian team was saved, a real strainer. Fenerbahçe had studied the game perfectly and Valencia destroyed Sevilla coming to receive to look for passes into the gap. Fenerbahçe had five clear chances, which lacked efficiency against a rival that barely reached the rival goal.
Everything changed in the second half. A more logical Sevilla with the entry of Jordán ended with a Fenerbahçe that did not believe what happened. Little by little, the Andalusians were imposing and the changes ordered by Sampaoli gave depth and arrival. This is how a party was written that changed overnight. For a bit of mystique and also because in football, when you act logically, good results end up coming.
“It was difficult to open the can because they know what they are playing, with a very high rhythm. In the second half they left us a little more space. She had a hard time getting in. They are very physical and aggressive. We improved a lot and the result is very good for us”, indicated Lamela, the scorer of Sevilla’s second goal. “We’ve had a bad season and this victory will come in handy for the very important game we have against Almería. I had a hard time this week and the goal is for my family, especially my wife, ”he said, on his part, Jordán, who scored the first goal for Sevilla. “The tie is open and this victory is very good for our self-esteem,” said Jorge Sampaoli.
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