Sevilla beat Villarreal 1-0 in hard-fought battle at the Sanchez-Pizjuan

Sevilla welcomed Villarreal to the Sanchez-Pizjuan today in what was an intriguing clash between two of La Liga‘s strongest sides. It’s safe to say, however, that Sevilla are delivering on their potential much more convincingly than Villarreal right now. Sevilla won the tie 1-0 to go second in the table – Villarreal are currently languishing down in 12th.

Sevilla lost 2-1 to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu last Sunday, while Villarreal conceded twice late on to lose 3-1 to Barcelona at La Ceramica the night before. Both sides went into the game keen to return to winning ways, although both did beat lower-league opposition in the Copa del Rey first round midweek.

The decisive goal came in the 15th minute. Marcos Acuna, quickly becoming one of the best left-backs in La Liga, delivered a delicious cross to find his fellow Argentine Lucas Ocampos at the back post. He scored from a smart header, although it did take a slight deflection off Pau Torres before beating Geronimo Rulli.

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