Spanish football

Albiol and Ekambi punish Sevilla's lack of goal at Pizjuán – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith


Him Villarreal achieved his 300th victory in First and became after the Real Madrid, in the second team that wins this season at Sánchez Pizjuán. Sevilla did not know how to optimize their attacking game at all, and the best example of this is the ten corner kicks in which the rival counterattack has always been more likely than an effective auction of the premises.

Shield / Flag Seville

Villarreal started the game better and the result of this draw was 0-1 Albiol, in a corner combed by Mario Gaspar where Sevilla's defense failed in jail. I had previously notified Gerard Moreno and it was close Moi Gomez increase the lead on the scoreboard soon after. The villagers woke up increasing the pressure in the opposite camp and cornering a Villarreal which, however, did not suffer much because the constant lateral centers of the Reguilón and Navas they did not find any auctioneers due to the poor quality of the hanging balls or the poor movements of the attackers, especially From Jong

Villarreal Coat of Arms / Flag

He did not change the script in the second half, in which Sevilla continued singing after corner, without the slightest danger to the Asenjo area. Gerard could sentence on an accountant but the input of Chicharito he speeded up the attack and on a counter driven by Banega, Reguilón found Munir for the former Barça to receive the ball in the yellow squad. Calleja's reaction was to introduce Ekambi per Chukwueze and worked like a charm as the Cameroonians again won the visitors in a monumental Carriço delay after a great pass from Moi Gomez. When Seville was better and the blood smelled more on Nervión, a Villarreal blow left the ice in the stands. And those of Lopetegui, too, who saw how the points flew in a final game where there was no heart or head.

Lopetegui: "We were superior in everything but the areas"

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui praised his team's defeat against Villarreal: "We have been superior in many ways but less in the areas, neither in ourselves nor in the opposite. before the final attack. A rare goal came, so we were dashed at the end of the game.

Missing Folder: "The draw came, at that time no one would have signed the draw. This strange goal that they themselves do not believe has arrived. It made us cold, we had a lot at the end, but with less clarity."

Looking ahead after two trips: "You need to separate the Europa League today. It was a demanding game, you have to get up and win both games this week."

Calleja: "This win is great"

Villarreal coach, Javi Calleja, he was "happy" after winning 1-2 at the Sevilla field and said "after so long without winning – they haven't done since October 25 – this victory is great and has more humor." them "to run and compete against all teams".

"I wish you could win without suffering, but that is within the reach of very few. Today we did a serious job and hWe were able to suffer when you played to make a good date"said the yellow team coach in the press room of Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

He stated that "The best vitamin you can have is to win, and more in this field, against one of the best teams in the league, which dominates many records"so they knew that if they relaxed they could "have difficulty" but they appreciated that their team "maintained the tension and concentration to achieve a very important victory".

"What pleases me most is that everything we are working on is being reflected in the field. We are mindful of defending everything, keeping the lines together and not giving spaces, and which we need to support; and today the team showed it against one of the best rivals"said Calleja.

He also emphasized that they were "very attentive to defending well and covering the quality centers of football players like Navas and Reguilón", a facet of Seville who said they "prepared", "worked" and their players "performed very hard. well good. "

Villarreal coach considered that they deserved "a victory long ago", as they were "working well" and "competed well in almost every game, with enough quality and the game needed to reach some point."

He pointed out that they "did not fall" but "kept believing" and went "down and over in the last three games until the win, which is the reflection that this team can win. For anyone, but also knowing that when one hundred percent is not given ", no result is achieved.

"I don't focus on looking at the standings, but on looking at everyday clothes and knowing that the team is united and working like that, let's go up."he pointed out. -EFE


Chicharito (58,, Luuk de Jong), Karl Toko Ekambi (65 ’, Samuel Chukwueze), Rubén Peña (77 & # 39; Gerard Moreno), Dabbur (77 & # 39; Banega), Joan Jordan (77 & # 39 ;, Oliver Torres), Ramiro Funes Mori (88 & # 39 ;, Trigueros)


0-1, 12 & # 39: Albiol, 1-1, 60 & # 39 ;: Munir, 1-2, 73:: Karl Toko Ekambi


Referee: Adrián Cordero Vega
VAR Referee: José Luis González González
Óliver Torres (61 Amarelo, Yellow) Diego Carlos (92 amarelo, yellow