A goal from Ocampos in the 87th minute definitively removes Atlético from the fight for the title and leaves Sevilla as a more reliable alternative to Real Madrid.
The Sevilla ruled out the Athletic champion of the defense of his crown. A champion reinforced with De Paul and Griezmann who after this defeat in Nervión remains at eight points for Sevilla and 13 for Real Madrid. In fact, what portrays this Atlético is that it is only two points above the Barcelona. From this transitional Barcelona. Simeone dropped the project without having completed the first round.
They were measured Seville and Athletic in a game that looked askance at Real Madrid , since they are their pursuers in the standings together with Betis. In the Pizjuán there was much more at stake than Champions points at stake. Lopetegui and Simeone were playing a game of chess that turned out to be as tactical as expected, with movements on the board that were automatically answered by the opposing coach.
The game started with news fast. A tremendous shoe from Rakitic entered like a howitzer by the squad of Oblak unleashing the euphoria of the stands of Nervión. Barely six minutes had passed and the board was jumping through the air. But Simeone had patience to equalize the game through the ball and looking to get on the outside with that 5-3-2, but this time with Trippier on the right and Llorente in front. Correa seconded Luis Suárez in a pair that once again showed no danger. There was too much in two teams that until long ago were characterized by their cannibal hunger to devour the rivals.
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The rojiblancos equalized in a set piece. Significant move that portrays how the consistency of the Sevilla defense has been diluted, in which Koundé has ceased to be the player for whom several teams of the Premier . Head of Felipe that equaled the score, the result that he would have signed from the start of Real Madrid.
After the break Cholo , who had lost Llorente touched muscularly, moved a chip and took out Joao Félix, which energized the game and commented to warm up the match and atmosphere on the lawn. Suárez was replaced by Cunha with a monumental anger from the Uruguayan, tired of always being changed. However, the Uruguayan scoring records do not support him in the forward's angry complaint.
The clash was already back and forth, but the draw, in reality, was not in danger. There was more tension than play and more hard leg than chances. Thus the meeting was languishing, with a Athletic that threatened but did not strike. Joao Félix improved his teammates, but this year those of Simeone continue to have problems at time to specify his dominance in the games. And in those an isolated play in the 87th minute ends with a shot to the wood by Rakitic and Ocampos ends up clinching the winning goal to the net. Atlético was able to tie with a shot from Joao Félix to the post, but finally the rojiblancos finally dropped from the fight for the League and Sevilla was placed five behind Real Madrid, in the absence of the whites taking on Cádiz this Sunday.
CARD: SEVILLA 2-ATLÉTICO 1
SEVILLA: Bonus (6); Montiel (5), Koundé (6), Diego Carlos (6), Rekik (5); Delaney (6), Rakitic (7), Jordan (5); Ocampos (7), Papu (4), Iván Romero (5). Technician: Lopetegui (4). Changes: Gudelj (5) for Montiel (m.28), Rafa Mir (4) for Iván Romero (m.52), Acuña (4) for Jordán (m.52), Agustinsson (sc) for Acuña (m.80 ), Munir (sc) by Papu (m.80)
ATHLETIC: Oblak (5); Trippier (5), Felipe (6), Kondogbia (5), Hermoso (4), Carrasco (5); Llorente (5), Koke (5), Lemar (5); Correa (4), Luis Suárez (4). Technician: Simeone (5). Changes: De Paul (5) for Llorente (min.40), Joao Félix (7) for Correa (min.46), Cunha (6) for Luis Suárez (min.57)
GOALS : 1- 0 (m.6), Rakitic; 1-1 Felipe, (m.34); 2-1, Ocampos (m.87)
REFEREE: From Burgos Bengoechea, Basque.
CARDS: Rekik, Papu Gómez,
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