La Liga: Sevilla tops Espanyol 3-2

CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Sevilla beat Espanyol.

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CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT. Sevilla beat Espanyol. Espanyol lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

Sevilla remained in 9 people redcard E. Lamela (84′ for a double yellow card) and J. Lopetegui (84′ for a red card) were sent off.

The match was played at the RCDE Stadium stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on Saturday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was Guillermo Cuadra Fernández who was helped by Iker De Francisco Grijalba and José Antonio Garrido Romero. The 4th official was Francisco José Ortega Herrera. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 28.2 degrees Celsius or 82.69 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 70%.​

Match Statistics

Espanyol was in firm control of the ball 59% while Sevilla was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Espanyol was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 4 were on target. Still, Sevilla found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Espanyol shot 20 times, 4 on target, 16 off target. On the opposite side, Sevilla shot 10 times, 6 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

Espanyol received 4 yellow cards (O. Gil, Joselu, V. Costa and D. Gomez). On the other side, Sevilla received 4 yellow cards (E. Lamela, M. Acuna, J. Lopetegui and Fernando).

Also, Sevilla didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after E. Lamela (Sevilla) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (84′).

J. Lopetegui (Sevilla) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (84′).

After playing this match, Espanyol will stay with 4 points like Almería, Rayo Vallecano and Real Valladolid to stay in the 15th place. On the other side, Sevilla will have 1 points like Elche and Getafe to stay in the 17th place.

Match Events

  • 2'
    2'

    E. Lamela

  • 13'
    13'

    O. Gil

  • 27'
    27'

    J. A. Carmona

  • 30'
    30'

    E. Lamela

  • 42'
    42'

    Joselu

  • 45'
    45'

    J. A. Carmona

  • 45'
    45'

    M. Acuna

  • 45'
    45'

    Joselu (Penalty)

  • 46'
    46'

    A. Telles

    M. Acuna

  • 55'
    55'

    J. Lopetegui

  • 58'
    58'

    V. Costa

  • 59'
    59'

    D. Gomez

    Exposito

  • 62'
    62'

    M. Braithwaite

  • 67'
    67'

    T. Nianzou

    O. Torres

  • 67'
    67'

    K. Rekik

    K. Salas

  • 72'
    72'

    J. Navas

    J. A. Carmona

  • 72'
    72'

    I. Rakitic

    J. Jordan

  • 77'
    77'

    R. Sanchez

    O. Gil

  • 84'
    84'

    E. Lamela

  • 88'
    88'

    O. El Hilali

    R. Sanchez

  • 88'
    88'

    N. Melamed

    J. Puado

  • 90'
    90'

    Fernando

  • 90'
    90'

    Y. En Nesyri

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Gomez

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Espanyol will play away against Real Sociedad on the 18th of September with a 11-10 head to head stats in favor of Real Sociedad (6 draws).

Sevilla will play away with Villarreal on the 18th of September with a 16-9 head to head in favor of Sevilla (11 draws).

Espanyol: Formation and Lineups

Espanyol adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Diego Martínez Penas chose to play with the following team: Álvaro Fernández (6.7), Óscar Gil (7.0), Sergi Gómez (6.8), Leandro Cabrera (5.6), Brian Oliván (6.5), Edu Expósito (6.8), Vinícius Souza (6.9), Javi Puado (6.4), Sergi Darder (6.7), Martin Braithwaite (7.0) and Joselu (7.2).

Substitutes

Espanyol made 4 changes: Exposito for D. Gomez (59′), O. Gil for R. Sanchez (77′), R. Sanchez for O. El Hilali (90′) and J. Puado for N. Melamed (90′).

Top player: Joselu

The player who no doubt impressed Espanyol the most was Joselu.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 15 passes (53% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He hit the woodwork once times.

Sevilla: Formation and Lineups

Also Sevilla adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Julen Lopetegui Argote played with: Bono (6.1), José Ángel Carmona (9.0), Nemanja Gudelj (6.9), Kike Salas (6.3), Marcos Acuña (6.6), Joan Jordán (7.0), Fernando (6.6), Youssef En-Nesyri (6.8), Isco (6.2), Óliver Torres (6.2) and Erik Lamela (7.3).

Substitutes

Sevilla made 5 changes: M. Acuna for A. Telles (46′), O. Torres for T. Nianzou (67′), K. Salas for K. Rekik (67′), J. A. Carmona for J. Navas (72′) and J. Jordan for I. Rakitic (72′).

Top player: José Ángel Carmona

The player who no doubt impressed Sevilla the most was José Ángel Carmona.

His rating is (9.0) with 2 goals, 12 passes (66% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 10.

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