It was in the 1-0 of Lopetegui’s team against Osasuna for the League. It is still unknown if the Egg will be able to play the double knockout date with the National Team.
The last date of the Spanish League before the stop for the FIFA date gave Lionel Scaloni good and bad news. In Barcelona, Lionel Messi played just 45 minutes, scored two goals and was the star of Ronald Koeman’s team. In the south of the Iberian country, Lucas Ocampos also converted – from a penalty – in the 1-0 against Osasuna on the Sevilla court, where Marcos Acuña was no longer: the Egg was injured and it is a doubt for the double date of the South American Qualifiers .
In a goalless first half at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, what stood out was the injury to Marcos Acuña, who retired after 42 minutes, replaced by Sergio Escudero. The club did not give more details about what happened with the former Racing, but indicated that “its evolution in these hours will depend on its competition or not with its selection.
In an ugly and gray game, the result changed because 10 minutes into the second half Ocampos dominated the ball inside the area and suffered a blow from Moncayola that the referee sanctioned with the maximum penalty. However, the goal came in suspense, because on his first attempt Sergio Herrera saved the Argentine penalty. By means of VAR, which confirmed the goalkeeper’s overtaking, the former River had a new opportunity that he did not miss.
Rakitic was not far from the second with 15 minutes to go, which was when all the offensive production of the locals ended. Those of Jagoba Arrasate took a step forward and approached with the ball stopped, but nothing changed the score.
The triumph allowed Julen Lopetegui’s team to return to the path of victory in the domestic championship, since it had not won since October 1 and this Saturday was able to retaliate, continuing the good performance it is offering in the Champions League, where it is undefeated, with a draw (0-0 with Chelsea in London) and two wins.
With two games less, Sevilla wanders in the middle of the table, while Osasuna, twelfth, is with the same points as his executioner this Saturday.