It’s unlikely, but Sevilla are still in the hunt for La Liga after Barcelona’s shock draw with Levante last night. They welcome Valencia to the Sanchez-Pizjuan this evening hungry for a win, if not to try and apply pressure to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid than to see if they could catch Barcelona and finish in the top three.
Sevilla were winning 2-1 at Madrid on Sunday evening only for a late equaliser to break their hearts and send them back to the Andalusian capital with one point instead of three. On 71 points, they’re four behind Madrid, five behind Barcelona and six behind Atletico. Valencia, reeling off the pitch after impressive fan-led mobilisations against the ownership on Saturday afternoon, are down in 14th between Levante and Alaves.
Sevilla took the lead in the 67th minute through Moroccan marksman Youssef En-Nesyri. The Andalusians built up play steadily before Brazilian anchor man Fernando drove forward, broke the lines and played in the striker, who took his goal with customary grace.