Sevilla FC's win at the Anoeta on Sunday afternoon, as well as being the third in a row and against a direct rival in the fight for the Champions League spots, has set a new record for the Club. In a season which began with minimal rest following the UEFA Europa League win and has been filled with fixture congestion, Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla have recorded the best point tally at this stage of the competition with 64.
The team had equalled record point tallies after twenty-nine games and after the wins against Atlético Madrid and Real Sociedad, they have managed to break the records set back in 14/15 and 16/17. The team are three points above the tally of 61 points set back in 16/17 under Jorge Sampaoli, and two points ahead of the 62 achieved by Unai Emery back in 14/15.
Sevilla FC found themselves in fifth place in 14/15 after 31 matches, while they now sit in fourth spot fifteen points above fifth
Furthermore, the team's record-breaking performance at this stage of the season has been rewarded with the distance to and from their league rivals, both above and below them. Sevilla find themselves fifteen points above Villarreal CF in fifth place in their primary objective to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. But not only have they separated themselves from the chasing pack, they have also moved closer to the top: the team currently sit six points off La Liga leaders Atlético Madrid.
To continue with the comparison between this season and 14/15, the teams contrast in their scoring and conceding capabilities. Emery's team actually had scored more goals at this point of the season: 53 compared to this season's 46 in 31 games. But a larger distance comes in goals conceded where Lopetegui's Sevilla stand out: they have conceded 25 goals compared to Emery's 36, emphasising the incredible defensive foundations Lopetegui has built within the side since his arrival.