Seville 2-1 Granada: Los Nervionenses avoid defeat and secure a 2-1 victory at home to Nasrids

Diego Martinez’s squad travelled to Seville on Sunday, but came away with nothing as Seville take the points
Seville vs. Granada
Jose Montes

Jose Montes

If you read Jose’s writing, you would never think that he is anything but professional. However, he is the joker of our team.

Seville defeat Granada 2-1 on Sunday at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Both Seville and Granada arrived on the back of wins. Seville were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Real Sociedad away (2-1), the other to Celta Vigo away (4-3). Granada were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Eibar and Real Valladolid. As it stands, Seville are in 4th place, with 70 points from 32 matches, while Granada sit in 8th, with 42 points from 32.

The first half of the game started favourably for Los Nervionenses, with a goal from Ivan Rakitic in the 16th minute, ending the first half 1-0.

Seville started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, thanks to Lucas Ocampos finding the net, on 53 minutes. Nasrids in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with an effort from Roberto Soldado, leaving the final score at 2-1.

For Seville, Youssef En-Nesyri, Joan Jordan, Oliver Torres, Nemanja Gudelj and Franco Vazquez, came on for Luuk De Jong, Suso, Papu Gomez, Lucas Ocampos and Ivan Rakitic. Granada brought on Quini, Darwin Machis, Angel Montoro, Roberto Soldado and Jorge Molina for Robert Kenedy, Nehuen Perez, Maxime Gonalons, Luis Suarez and Carlos Neva.

There were bookings for Marcos Acuna and Jules Kounde from Seville. For Granada, Robert Kenedy, Antonio Puertas and Angel Montoro saw yellow.

Seville will next play Athletic Bilbao at home, with Granada facing Barcelona away.

Technical card:
Seville: Rui Silva, Victor Diaz, Nehuen Perez, German Sanchez, Carlos Neva, Dimitri Foulquier, Yangel Herrera, Maxime Gonalons, Antonio Puertas, Robert Kenedy and Luis Suarez
Granada: Yassine Bounou, Jesus Navas, Diego Carlos, Jules Kounde, Marcos Acuna, Fernando, Ivan Rakitic, Papu Gomez, Suso, Lucas Ocampos and Luuk De Jong
Stadium: the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Goals: Ivan Rakitic (1-0, min. 16), Lucas Ocampos (2-0, min. 53) and Roberto Soldado (2-1, min. 90)


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