EFE – A goal in added time by the Argentine Erik lamela put the Seville at the top of the LaLiga standings, benefited by the goal difference compared to Atlético de Madrid, after beating hard and without brilliance to Getafe.
It was not the best version of Julen Lopetegui’s team, who found a great solution in Lamela. The former Tottenham player has accumulated three goals in two games. The South American relieved the Seville squad that, despite resorting to all their artillery, had barely disturbed an orderly and daring rival who won the draw.
The merits accumulated in recent times and the gradual strengthening of its squad have made Sevilla one of the contenders for anything. More now, when Barcelona and Real Madrid show signs of weakness and Atleti, the champion, seems to be the most reliable. The rojiblanco team is the example that the Julen Lopetegui team intends to follow, who recovered basic men for Getafe already in the previous year, such as the goal Yassine Bono, Ivan Rakitic or Suso Fernandez.
Only the Croatian was left on a bench brimming with resources like the Argentine Erik Lamela or Rafa Mir, the brand new acquisition of Sevilla.
A poster with an unbeatable pint on the day of the return of the public to the Coliseum, which was left with its empty seats on March 7 of last year because of the Covid. A year and a half later, about 6,000 fans returned to football in the south of Madrid.
Getafe responded to the game. A team still under construction that has turned its philosophy around, convinced by its new coach, Miguel González ‘Michel’, who prefers the ball and daring to the unconditional and unlimited energy of his previous stage.
The Madrid team, in fact, faced the game without any complex, despite the reputation of their rival. He questioned possession of Sevilla, which gave a feeling of discomfort in many moments and lacked chances before the break. If anything, a bad shot of Papu Gomez which turned into a poisoned pass that Jules Kounde was unable to take advantage of.
Little baggage in the middle of a flat match that both coaches wanted to shake off the bench. Michel trusted the Czech Jakub Jankto. The former Sampdoria player is one of the new faces of the azulón team, who replaced another of the reinforcements, Vitolo, disappeared in the first part.
Neither did Lopetegui wait. He entered Ivan Rakitic in place of Suso and turned to Erik Lamela. The Argentine offered a spectacular performance in his debut in which he signed a double and his presence relegated his compatriot Papu Gómez from which more contribution was expected.
Rafa Mir’s debut came in ’68 when Lopetegui gave another twist to the situation and raised his bet. The former Huesca striker jumped onto the pitch with Moroccan Oussama Idrissi. All the artillery on the table.
It was a symptomatic declaration of intent and on the basis of a push, he cornered Getafe. The best of the game came in a corner thrown by Marcos Acuña who headed Diego Carlos and that showed the best version of David soria That thwarted the occasion.
The visiting momentum was rewarded thanks to an inopportune local mismatch that En-Nesyri took advantage of to find Rafa Mir. The former Huesca player finished off the post and Erik Lamela, attentive, sent the ball into the net to put Sevilla as the leader in added time.