Gudelj in action for Sevilla FC
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Gudelj and En-Nesyri equalised on two occasions, but Abde's strike secured all three points for CA Osasuna
Cuerpo Superior

Sevilla FC lose at home after a five-game streak, in a match in which they trailed CA Osasuna throughout the game. Despite equalising twice they were once again outplayed by the side from Pamplona, who struck on practically every chance they had. David García, an own goal from Fernando and Abde countered the goals from Gudelj and En-Nesyri, which brought a bit of joy when they were scored. It was a difficult day for Sevilla, who failed to add to their points tally and saw the bottom half of the table tighten up with the wins from other teams in the dangerous part of the table.

Sevilla FC had a poor first half at the Sánchez-Pizjuán against CA Osasuna, the worst of all those played at Nervión after the restart of the competition. The visitors, who went in at the break with the score at 0-1, could even have increased their lead on a couple of occasions, chances that Bono was on hand to deny and keep his side alive for the remainder of the half. David García, off a corner after a magnificent intervention by Bono, beat Gudelj and Gueye to score the Osasuna goal. A few minutes later, there was silence in the stands until Kike Barja's goal, which appeared to make it 2-0, was disallowed for offside. Sampaoli's side hardly troubled Aitor Fernández's goal, out of position on the pitch and out of position throughout the entire half, Jagoba Arrasate's men had the upper hand.

Aitor made a great save from En-Nesyri just after the restart of the second half.

The second period began with changes for Sevilla's side, with Acuña and Suso coming on, and it wasn't long before they began to get involved in the match. Ó. Torres, with a measured cross, put it on the head of En-Nesyri in the six-yard box, but the Moroccan's powerful header went just wide, with Aitor beaten. Sampaoli's men continued to press forward and, although with a little more chaos than composure and ease, they began to corner Osasuna in their own half, something that didn't bother the visitors too much either. Suso tried from his usual right flank with his left foot, and Ocampos was the third change in the Sevilla ranks.

And within just five minutes the game had turned on its head, not to the advantage of Sevilla FC. Firstly, a thunderbolt of Gudelj from outside the box hit the back of Aitor's net, who hardly had time to see where the ball was going. The home fans were on their feet after the Serbian's goal, which was exactly what the home side deserved. Despite this, ​​​​​​​an unfortunate clearance from Bono hit Fernando and rolled over the line, leading Osasuna to regain the lead and cancel out Gudelj's equaliser. Sampaoli's men did not give up, with over half an hour to play, if you were to include extra time. ​​​​​​​Suso, having another great game, forced Aitor into action again.  

The goals scored by Gudelj and En-Nesyri ultimately meant nothing, as Osasuna regained the lead quickly after both strikes.

Like a bad dream, the same thing would happen again. En-Nesyri, on a good solo run, turned the Osasuna defence on its heels and with the outside of his foot, fired past Aitor. This meant that the scoreline was once again level. Three points once again became a real possibility for our side, but another defensive error left Abde through on goal, who sent it past Bono to put his side in front for the third time. This goal would be the one which counted, as it made sure they claimed all three points. A shot from Telles was dealt with by Aitor, but the referee did not award a corner. This led to Fernando, who was on the bench, being shown a red card as he demonstrated his frustration with this decision. 

Cuerpo Inferior


2. SEVILLA FC: Bono, Jesús Navas (Montiel, min. 83), Nianzou, Fernando (Telles, min. 83), Gudelj, Bryan Gil (Ocampos, min. 56), Pape Gueye, Rakitic (Suso, min. 46), Ó. Torres, Lamela (Acuña, min. 46) and En-Nesyri.

3. CA OSASUNA: Aitor, Moreno, Aridane, David García, Juan Cruz, Brasanac, Ibáñez (Torró, min. 87), Moncayola (Manu Sánchez, min. 70), Oroz (Moi Gómez, min. 70), Kike Barja (Abde, min. 80) and Kike García (Chimy Ávila, min. 80).

GOALS: 0-1 David García, minute 18. 1-1 Gudelj, minute 63. 1-2 Fernando own goal, minute 68. 2-2 En-Nesyri, minute 78. 2-3 Abde, minute 84.

REFEREE: Pulido Santana. Yellows shown to Oroz, Pape Gueye, Kike Barja, Acuña, Ocampos and En-Nesyri. A straight red shown to Fernando.