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Wednesday October 18 2017
Berizzo: ‘Blame me for Sevilla loss’

Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo said he took full responsibility for his team’s 5-1 Champions League thrashing by Spartak Moscow.

At the same time, the Argentine qualified the result as ‘incredible’ after claiming his players controlled the game until the last half-hour.

“It was incredible as they scored five goals from six chances and the mistakes we made gave them those goals,” Berizzo told reporters post-match.

“When Wissam Ben Yedder missed a great opportunity 15 minutes into the second half the game got out of hand and my players failed to have the capacity to react.

“It’s a tough defeat that we must face with character and there has to be a reaction against this opponent in Sevilla.

“It was hard to take and we played very well until their second goal when we became fragile defensively.

“We didn’t have to defend for most of the game. It was more counter-attacks and they did not dominate us, but it was one blow after another.

“But I assume full responsibility for the defeat and we will get the chance of revenge at the Sanchez Pizjuan within the next two weeks.”

The defeat means Sevilla are now fourth in the group with four points, while Liverpool and Spartak Moscow share first place with five points each.

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