Leganés vs. Sevilla FC – Match Report – January 16, 2021


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Leganés vs.  Sevilla FC - Match Report - January 16, 2021

(EFE) – A solitary goal by Lucas Ocampos in the first part of extra time helped Sevilla to stay alive in the Copa del Rey at the expense of an orderly Leganés that did not make it easy.

The Andalusians found themselves a sticky rival, who supplied with will and good positioning the problems to prepare for the clash they had had during the week as a result of the heavy snowfall that fell on the Community of Madrid.

In fact theirs were the first approaches, taking advantage of the fact that Julen Lopetegui’s were slow to get involved. When they did, almost half of the first half had elapsed and it was not until after the 35th minute that Oliver threatened for the first time with some intention. His long shot, however, went high.

Thus, there was little noticeable until the break although the feeling was that a Sevilla with a little more rhythm would be in a position to assert its favoritism. The visitors understood it, who returned from the dressing room more in tune.

It was enough for him to bottle up the Blue and Whites and begin to generate real concern. A wall of Idrissi with Munir culminated the first with a blow down that the goalkeeper deflected well. Immediately afterwards Jordan sent the rejection out.

They also had Aleix Vidal, who with everything in his favor headed into the hands of the goalkeeper, and Óscar Rodríguez in a free-kick. But when both failed in their attempts, Leganés was emboldened to believe that a surprise was possible.

Pardo tried his luck with an impact deflected from behind and then Bustinza tested Bono at the end of a corner. That generated alarm in the Andalusians, who turned to Suso and Ocampos from the bench. But it was not enough to avoid the extension.

Now, the Argentine would end up becoming decisive by capturing a long pass from Oliver, who failed to deflect Omeruo, and define calmly down before the goalkeeper’s departure. In the 115th minute, Leganés claimed a hand within the area of ​​Diego Carlos as a penalty, which seemed clear, but the referee did not grant the maximum penalty.


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