“It has been a very suffered victory. I wish my partner Bono a speedy recovery and I hope he is well. We have achieved three very important points,” said Dmitrovic, Sevilla’s Serbian goalkeeper, who came on in the 37th minute and saved the team from him while Bono was recovering in hospital from a blow to the head. The evolution of the Moroccan goalkeeper is good, as good, almost vital, it was the victory of a Sevilla that does not know very well how they obtained those three points against an Almería that was much better, especially in the second half, and that they deserved, as minimum, the tie. Dmitrovic’s two stops against Luis Suárez were decisive in Sevilla’s victory in the regional derby.
Bono (Dmitrovic, min. 37), Nianzou Tanguy Kouassi (Bryan Gil Salvatierra, min. 52), Loic Bade, Gudelj, Jesús Navas, Rakitic, Alex Telles (Marcos Acuña, min. 62), Joan Jordán, Suso (Óliver Torres , min. 63), Lucas Ocampos (Lamela, min. 62) and En-Nesyri
Fernando Martínez, Akieme (Álex Centelles, min. 12), Rodrigo Ely, Chumi (Leo Baptistao, min. 77), Srdan Babic, Luis Suárez, Arnau Martínez (Portillo, min. 60), Pozo, Lucas Robertone, Eguaras and El Bilal Toure (Ramazani, min. 11)
goals 0-1 min. 2: Akime. 1-1 min. 47: Lucas Ocampos. 2-1 min. 73: Lick it.
Referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
yellow cards Akieme (min. 12), Loic Bade (min. 31), Lucas Ocampos (min. 48), Gudelj (min. 70), Chumi (min. 72), Lamela (min. 73), Rodrigo Ely (min. 83 ) ), Leo Baptistao (min. 86) and Dmitrovic (min. 97)
Three golden points that take Jorge Sampaoli’s team out of relegation, but that do not dispel the doubts about a team that plays football in a hasty manner and that presents great deficiencies in defense. Between Dmitrovic and Badé, the center back who was returning after an injury, Sevilla breathed to the grief of an Almería who remained at the bottom of the table. Everything took place in an atmosphere of enormous drama, with Sevilla in the dust and there was an outrage before the final arreón of Almería. Physically destroyed players, without air, at the mercy of an opponent who still wonders how it is possible not to have scored at least one point.
And that was ahead on the scoreboard after two minutes of play in a good shot from Akieme. Almería backed down, perhaps too much, and defended their advantage against the useless dominance of Sevilla, who only saw the door after an ingenious penalty from Pozo to Telles. Ocampos scored and Almería passed over Sevilla in the second half. But the one who scored was Lamela while Dmitrovic stopped one after another. Almería cried while tickets with the face of Enríquez Negreira flew over the stands of Nervión.
And there is no viable formula for a team in the relegation zone to play a game calmly. When there are two who collide in that delicate position and with the added nuance of playing a regional derby, everything is more complicated. Sevilla and Almería played football with too much tension, with the terrible feeling that life was failing them with each play and, thus, the games are dramatic. Unsuspected things happen. Almería, the worst visitor in the First Division, scored two minutes into the game with their first shot at Bono’s goal. As a consequence of the play, however, he lost two players to injury. The scorer Akieme himself and the striker El Bilal. By the way, Bono came out on a stretcher (he’s progressing well), Nianzou was also injured and nervousness was the prevailing note in a clash impregnated with too much derangement. In that situation, he had to smile at Sevilla. The 28 points allow him to breathe and face the visit to Istanbul with certain guarantees, where he will defend a 2-0 defeat against Fenerbahçe to be in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
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