He Sevilla He took all three points in his game against Stade Rennes (1-0) thanks to a goal by Luke de Jong in the second half of the second day of the Champions League, a goal that ended the Andalusian team’s drought, what He had not seen the goal for 270 minutes.
Julen Lopetegui’s team achieved a very important victory to clarify its future in the top European competition. The Nervionenses did not fail against Rennes, French runner-up last year, although they had to wait almost until game time to get the only goal of the encounter in De Jong’s boots.
Sevilla enjoyed 22 arrivals, 16 clear chances and dominated possession Against an opponent who missed Camavinga, his best player in the center of the field, and who ended up paying dearly for his conservatism in most of the phases of the match. Rennes’ first chance came in the 70th minute with a Grenier foul.
Until then, the six-time Europa League champion he completely dominated all facets of the game. Ocampos, who had a great first half, was the first to try with a shot from the front and Munir continued the danger generated with a volley that hit the crossbar. The goal seemed like it was going to be a matter of time.
Diego Carlos joined the carousel of opportunities with a magnificent header that Gomis stopped and Koundé -who was returning to the starting position- also tried his luck with a long shot that went wide. The Sevilla central defender tried again with a header that Bourigeaud took a few inches from the goal line.
Those of Lopetegui did not change the script in the second half and continued looking for the goal at full speed. Perhaps the precipitation of the last pass was the only duty for a Seville that ended up finding the nets five minutes from 60. A great center of Acuña from the left side He was impaled by De Jong in the penalty area. The goal was final.
Sevilla looked for the second and did not stop creating chances, proof of this was Joan Jordán’s long shot with ten minutes to go. The scoreboard did not change and the Andalusians add four points out of six possible to remain in second position tied with Chelsea. The triumph of this Wednesday is a tremendous oxygen ball for the current champion of the Europa League.