Sevilla get closer to Real Madrid and Villarreal extend their streak

Sevilla did not waste Real Madrid’s stumble in Getafe and was placed five points behind the leadership and with a pending match after winning by a hard work 0-1 in their visit to Cádiz, while Villarreal prolonged before a downcast Levante (5- 0) his good run to peek into a European area that Athletic Club also glimpses thanks to the inspiration of Oihan Sancet in El Sadar (1-3), in the games that closed the nineteenth day of LaLiga Santander 2021-2022 this Monday .

In the Nuevo Mirandilla, Sevilla did not fail despite his numerous casualties that made him play with an unusual defense and with the young Iván Romero as ‘9’, but his greatest ambition was enough against a Cádiz that only squeezed in the quarter of an hour final, insufficient to add the points he needed to get out of the descent.

The Seville team dominated until their energies failed them in the final stretch of the match, but it was difficult for them to find their way to Ledesma’s goal in front of the Cadista defensive network, ready to neutralize their attack as they did with Real Madrid in their previous match. .

Despite practically always having the ball, Julen Lopetegui’s men only registered a shot that went close to Joan Jordán’s post as an occasion, although the locals were not a threat to Bono either, only scared with a shot almost from Álvaro Negredo’s midfield .

In the second half, the scenario did not change because Sevilla continued to be the only team looking at the rival goal. Not even the departure due to Fernando’s annoyances disturbed him and he finally found his prize with both Lucas Ocampos. Rakitic found the Argentine free and his powerful shot from the short stick could not be stopped by Ledesma.

The Sevilla team did not take a step back with the advantage, but it did not enjoy too many chances to sentence and that gave some life to a Cádiz that finally stretched out in the final quarter hour. The ‘Pacha’ Espino tested Bono from afar and Andono headed too crossed in the best notices to some visitors who did not take advantage of their spaces to live a less suffered end, but who close the first round as candidates for the title and well established in the ‘ Champions’ area.


For its part, Villarreal continues its climb to the European positions after confirming its good form by beating bottom Levante 5-0 at the Estadio de La Cerámica, which left a bad image and whose salvation is beginning to complicate .

Unai Emery’s team is already eighth, two points behind Rayo Vallecano, sixth, after chaining their fourth consecutive league victory and the sixth among all competitions. The ‘Yellow Submarine’ is in tune at an offensive level and in his domestic streak he has added 15 goals in favor.

This time he took advantage of a weak Levante, who could not put up much resistance. Boulaye Dia opened the scoring in the 8th minute with a header from Chukwueze’s center and shortly after, Pau Torres pushed an Iborra extension into the net. Before the break, Gerard Moreno almost closed the match with 3-0 against a bottom player who only scared off a shot from Jorge Frutos, well deflected by Rulli.

After the break, the script did not change and the ‘granotas’ were not able to get into the match, while Villarreal did not slacken. Aitor Fernández, who was returning to the goal, crossed twice against Trigueros, but on the third occasion the manchego made it 4-0. A good play by Yéremi Pino was completed by Gerard Moreno for his third double in a row and close the win.


Finally, at El Sadar, Athletic Club put an end to its losing streak as a visitor by beating Osasuna 1-3, who could not stop its bad dynamics and which is beginning to approach dangerously to the relegation zone.

The game had a protagonist above all in the figure of Oihan Sancet, author of the three goals of the Biscayan team, and who formed a lethal duo with Berenguer, who also signed a great match against a ‘red’ team that extended to ten the days without winning and that he is already six points from danger.

In a duel also marked by the absence due to the coronavirus on the benches of Jagoba Arrasate and Marcelino, replaced by Bittor Alkiza and Rubén Uría, it was Osasuna who struck first through Kike García, just shortly after Sancet did not hit his mark. hand in hand with Sergio Herrera.

But Athletic recovered to that goal and managed to quickly turn the scoreboard in two quick transitions that Sancet culminated with his first two goals and that gave the ‘Leones’ an advantage at halftime. After this, the locals could not react and Berenguer found the visiting scorer for him to sign his triplet.

‘Chimy’ Ávila, before being sent off with two yellow cards in a couple of minutes, was close to putting suspense with a powerful shot to the crossbar, but the Basque team held on and secured their first away win since August 28 in Balaídos and not disengaging from the ‘European train’.

By Editor

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