Sevilla FC vs.  Villarreal - Game Report - December 4, 2021

(EFE) – A goal by Argentine Lucas Ocampos at sixteen minutes was perfectly made profitable by Sevilla to regain victory (1-0) and stay in the UEFA Champions League positions in the table, while Villarreal, who harassed the locals in the second half in search of something positive, still without winning as a visitor and in the lower-middle zone of the table.

Julen Lopetegui’s men did not play a great game and relied too much on the luck of their strong defense against the formation of Unai Emery, who had a very clear chance of scoring by Robert Moreno to equalize but missed it in an incomprehensible way.

Two teams came together at the Sánchez-Pizjuán that came from defeats in LaLiga, the Seville team in the Real Madrid field (2-1) and the Castellón team at home against Barcelona (1-3), but they had soon turned the page by overcoming the first obstacle of the Copa del Rey this week.

Two formations also coincided on this day that next Wednesday will be played in the last day of the group stage of the Champions League for the pass to the round of 16, Sevilla in Austria against Salzburg and Villarreal in Italy against Atalanta Although the need to focus on the domestic tournament left the European event on hold for the time being and both teams did not reserve anything in their line-ups.

Unai Emery’s team, which was returning to the Nervión stadium in a match with an audience after its successful stage with the Sevilla players, in which it won three Europa League titles, settled in the Andalusian capital with the mission of achieving the first victory of the course as a visitor in LaLiga.

After two early attempts for Julen Lopetegui’s team in actions by Rafa Mir and Argentine Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gómez, the visiting team began to control the game and bounced up to four corners in the first quarter of an hour.

It was Sevilla, on the other hand, who hit the sixteenth minute with a great center from the left side of Argentine Marcos Acuña and a definition with the head of his compatriot Lucas Ocampos, a goal that earned the Sevillian team to rest their game and come out with quick cons that could do damage again, as in a goal disallowed by Rafa Mir for offside.

The locals tried until the break to control the situation without going through great difficulties before their goal, in which the Moroccan Yassine Bono had to work little, but they did not enjoy good opportunities to open a gap in the scoreboard, so the game went to the second part opened by the adjusted result.

Emery made Gerard Moreno enter the field from the beginning of the second half at the site of Moi Gómez and Villarreal was more willing to approach the local area against an opponent who lost the center of the field at times and also due to injury to Acuña, one of its most prominent players.

Sevilla delayed the lines a lot and almost gave up the attack in defense of the 1-0, an attitude that gave Villarreal absolute dominance, so much so that Gerard Moreno, already in the final stretch, was very close to the draw, although, when he was alone to push the ball into the net, he inexplicably sent it over the goal and the Castellón team went empty.