Emery: Madrid more clinical

Unai Emery worked his way through explaining Sevilla’s 7-3 defeat at Real Madrid, remarking that the Andalucians had their chances throughout.

Los Nervionenses managed to pull Week 11’s midweek fixture back from 3-0 to 3-2 by the half-time break, before also seeing chances from Jairo Samperio and Kevin Gameiro spurned, as well as two-goal Ivan Rakitic miss a late second penalty.

“The important thing now is to focus on Saturday’s game and to continue on our way,” Emery considered post-match.

“It is a given how great their players are, whilst the main toothache is those seven goals. Breaking up the game, in the first half they went to 3-0 early and too easy.

“Our response to take it to 3-2 has been good, but in the second half we had the chance to go to 3-3 and then saw it fall 4-2.

“Then, with the 5-3 the heads dropped for the miss from Kevin Gameiro. There have been key moments in which we could have come back, but always at the expense of the counter-attacks from a very effective Madrid.

“The [second] penalty [missed by Rakitic] could have made it 6-4 towards the end, but after that and the red card, the game was over.

“Not to blame it on us completely, their success has been total whilst ours has been only at specific moments.”

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