Sevilla stay in La Liga title race with big 2-1 win at Real Sociedad

Sevilla maintained their place in La Liga’s title race on Sunday afternoon with a superb 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad at Anoeta. Carlos Fernandez, formerly of Sevilla, gave the hosts a lead inside five minutes only for Fernando and Youssef En-Nesyri to strike back in the 22nd and 24th minute respectively to seal the win.

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The result means that La Real continue their poor run of La Liga form, notwithstanding their triumph in the Copa del Rey over Athletic Bilbao two weeks ago. Fifth, they’re 17 points behind Sevilla in fourth, who in turn are a point behind Barcelona, two behind Real Madrid and just three behind Atletico Madrid. Remarkably, they’re in the title race with seven games left.

Joan Jordan

Each of those seven games have now taken on titanic importance for Julen Lopetegui, Monchi and everyone involved at Sevilla. They travel to Levante this coming Wednesday evening, before hosting Granada on Sunday and then Athletic the next Monday.

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