Sevilla have plenty of problems to be keeping across, but have been hit with three more following the sending offs of Jesus Navas and Sergio Ramos against Real Sociedad last weekend.
As they prepare to take on PSV Eindhoven, Sevilla are reportedly looking at potential replacements for manager Diego Alonso after just eight games, with their clash against the Dutch side and Villarreal this weekend decisive. The Uruguayan has denied these reports, claiming he has the confidence of the board and the sporting department.
Sevilla know they must beat PSV in order to stand a chance of qualification from their group. When they take on Villarreal, they will be missing both Ramos, whose 29th red card has brought him a one-game ban, and Jesus Navas, who was sent off for dissent as he protested the decision to get rid of Ramos. He has a two-game ban, and will also miss their clash against Real Mallorca on the island.
As per Marca, President Jose Castro has earned the club a fined from the Competition Committee too, to the tune of €350 for pursuing the referees after the match, while Ramos has received a €600 fine.
“Then they ask for respect. That you’ve gone to see it and everything. That’s not red, man. All of us have a lot on the line, not just them,” Castro said in the aftermath.
It will likely see Tanguy Nianzou or Nemanja Gudelj come into the central defence alongside Loic Bade against Villarreal, while youngster Juanlu has impressed whenever he has been given a chance ahead of Navas this season.