The hosts looked to click into gear right from the off in this one, as Rafa Mir bounced back from seeing an early goal ruled out by VAR, to fire them in front before the break.
That is very cheeky from Rafa Mir! 😱
An audacious near post flick catches the keeper out for the Sevilla opener ⚪🔴 pic.twitter.com/b85O2G1RgC
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However, despite Mir again falling foul of VAR after the restart, Sevilla had enough in the tank to manage the tie in the second 45.
Three crucial points had the home fans singing in full voice at full time with the Andalucians dreaming of a first top flight league title since 1946.
The entire Sánchez-Pizjuán chanting “La Liga” in unison as the Sevilla players applaud the supporters after the final whistle. What had been an unspoken wish has now become a very clear objective – let’s see how high Julen Lopetegui’s team is going to fly.
— Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) January 9, 2022
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