Champions League, Seville-Borussia Dortmund | Borussia Dortmund deals a hard blow to a sentenced Lopetegui

The Borussia Dortmund It was this Wednesday another of the teams that brought the colors to the Sevilla this season at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium, where won 1-4 to take an important step in trying to overcome the Champions League group stagequite the opposite of Julen Lopetegui’s team, who after the game said goodbye to the fans from the pitch.

A game with many connotations was presented, in addition to the sports of two teams that want to be in the round of 16 of the ‘Champions’ and that see the objective in second place in the group as they consider Manchester City to be a clear favorite.

Dortmund arrived with irregular results at the start of the seasonespecially as a visitor, but Sevilla is mired in a serious crisis, with very poor results in LaLiga and in the European tournament, to the point that in the run-up to this clash there was more talk about the end of the cycle of Lopetegui that of the transcendence of the party.

Without the club announcing anything about it, and much less that his substitute could be the Argentine Jorge SampaoliLopetegui tried with his line-up for the team to be the protagonist against the formation of Edin Terzic and also against a crowd that wanted to start receiving joy.

But the start could not have been more bleak for the locals, who saw how their rivals became owners of the ball and after six minutes found the back of the goal defended by the Moroccan Yassine Bono with a left-footed shot by Portuguese Raphael Guerreiro.

A blow for an unstable Sevilla that, however, was able to equalize three minutes later in a double chance from Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri, who, after a good pass from Joan Jordan, was unable to define only against goalkeeper Alexander Meyer in a double auction.

Lopetegui’s men, with three central defenders, sought the ball and played closer to the rival area, but that also gave Dortmund the opportunity to arm themselves with a populated midfield to go against and, one of them, it could have cost Sevilla dearly because the referee gave En-Nesyri a direct red card after twenty minutes by cutting off a dangerous advance by the Germans, although the decision was corrected after consulting the VAR for a foul prior to Jesus Navas.

The set, however, scared the Sevillian team, who despite their desire did not know how to go deep enough to do damage and also kept the defense unguarded so that the opponent could take advantage of it again.

Already in the final stretch of the first part the game was open, from one area to another, in which Sevilla had two clear chances to draw, in the head of En-Nesyri and in the boots of José Ángel Carmona, but the one who did see the door was Dortmund, with a great play by the young Englishman Jude Bellingham and very shortly after Karim Adeyami to put a resounding 0-3 at break.

In the second half, En-Nesyri, six minutes after the restart, found a reward for his insistence and with a header coming out of a corner made it 1-3, so much so that it cut the bleeding of the Spanish formation, which had no choice but to maintain its offensive vocation and thus take risks in its fragile defensive system.

the brazilian winger Alex Telles was close to 2-3 very shortly after in a local effort for not giving up, although with the passing of the minutes it was again difficult for Sevilla to maintain its continuity against a rival who wanted to cool down the game and even finish off the result with another goal, which came with a quarter of an hour to go. that regulation time was reached, the work of Julian Brandt with a header very alone in the area.

That’s where the story of the game ended and it also seems that Julen Lopetegui’s as the team’s coach after just over three seasons at the helm of the bench, which was evidenced by his farewell to the fans from the pitch while they chanted his name.


1 – Sevilla: Bono; Jesus Navas (Montiel, m.46), Jose Angel Carmona, Kike Rooms, Telles; Gudelj, Jordan (Dolberg, m.77), ) Suso (Lamela, m.46), Rakitic (Delaney, m.62), Isco (‘Papu’ Gomez, m.62); and En-Nesyri.

4 – Borussia Dortmund: Meyer; Meunier, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro (Rothe, m.80); Özcan (Papadopoulos, m.85), Emre Can; Adeyemi (Malen, m.64), Brandt (Thorgan Hazard, m.85), Bellingham; y Moukoko (Modeste, m.80).

Goals: 0-1, M.06: Guerreiro. 0-2, M.41: Bellingham. 0-3, M.43: Adeyemi. 1-3, M.51: En-Nesyri. 1-4, M.75: Brandt.

Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy). He admonished the locals Gudelj (m.03), Lamela (m.68) and Kike Salas (m.91) and the visitor Ozcan (m.69),

incidents: Match of the third day of group G of the Champions League played at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium before 34,598 spectators, including nearly two thousand fans of the German team gathered in the area for the visiting fans. A minute’s silence was observed in memory of the victims of the tragic events at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia.



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