The Brazilian striker scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 draw between Arteta and Lopetegui in the Emirates Cup and Joao Félix gave Atlético victory against Manchester United
Gabriel Jesus, one of the big transfers on the market, for whom Arsenal has paid 52.5 million euros to City, was in charge this Saturday of destroying Sevilla with a hat-trick in the 6-0 that the English team endorsed Seville in the Emirates Cup. In Sevilla’s first game without their solid pair of central defenders from past seasons (Koundé and Diego Carlos), Mikel Arteta’s team humiliated Julen Lopetegui’s team, who floundered defensively in London.
Arsenal’s Brazilian striker feasted on his new shirt in a match in which tribute was paid to the late José Antonio Reyes, a former player for Sevilla and the English team, and in which it was shown that the Andalusian club urgently needs to sign to a center-back -Kehrer, from PSG, is preferred- and to a left-back, with Reguilón as the main target.
Against Arsenal, Lopetegui opted for Carmona and Rekik as a pair of central defenders and Acuña on the left side and after 20 minutes Sevilla were already losing 4-0, with two braces from Gabriel Jesus and Saka, who opened the humiliating rout in the 10th ‘, penalty. Gabriel Jesus would achieve his hat-trick in the 79th minute, to increase his account to seven goals in five games during this preseason. Nketiah closed the set to love in the 89th minute.
In Oslo it was Joao Félix, with a goal in the 89th minute, who gave Atlético victory against Manchester United (1-0) in a friendly without Cristiano Ronaldo, although the Portuguese crack announced this Saturday that he will reappear this Sunday, in Old Trafford, against Rayo Vallecano. Who returned successfully was Joao Félix, who had not played since he was injured in April and, after coming off the bench at game time, decided the match. The Argentine winger Nahuel Molina made his debut at Atlético.