Sevilla won a very important game in Valencia. After a big win, Lopetegui’s team is in a better situation than Barca. In the La Liga table, Sevilla has two more points than Barcelona.
Valencia could not impress fans
As you may know, Valencia played a perfect match in Barcelona. At the Nou Camp, Valencia scored two goals and could keep the draw by the end of the match. Valencia has shown true potential against Messi and his teammates. Fans of the team thought that old Valencia returned. Keep in mind that Valencia won 4-1 against Real Madrid at Mestalla. It was time for Valencia to get three points against Sevilla. Unfortunately to the local fans, Valencia could not impress the fans. During the match, Valencia created only three chances for scoring. Overall, Sevilla was way better than Valencia.
Only goal scored by Suso
Lopetegui started the match with an interesting squad. Lucas Ocampos was playing from the left wing while Suso was attacking from the right side. De Jong, as always, played the role of main striker. The attacking line of Sevilla was perfect as the midfield was trying to help them. Lopetegui decided to bench Rakitic and give a chance to Oscar. Spanish coach was right and his midfield rotation actually helped the team to control the ball. First half was boring for the fans of the both teams. In the second half, everything changed. Valencia started attacking more but they could not influence the result. Sevilla started pressing higher than expected. Valencia’s defenders could not get out of their zone, so it was easy for the guest team to create chances. In the end of the match, Suso scored a beautiful goal. Suso gave three important points to Sevilla. Now the team is in the fifth position, above Barcelona in the table.