Jordán's sending off just before half time changed the face of the game
Germán had the best chance for Granada following a corner. The ball ricocheted about in the box, following to the Granada player just in front of goal, however a heroic Sergi Gómez block on the line denied a certain goal. The Nervionenses could have also opened the scoring before half time, with Jordán not managing to connect well with a Jesús Navas cross from the right wing. Munir, playing on the left wing, was the best player for Lopetegui's team, bringing speed and skill to Sevilla's attacking play.
Sevilla started the second half with a double change, Ocampos and De Jong coming on for Suso and Fernández. Granada sought to make the most of their numerical superiority, pushing towards Sevilla's box, however they didn't create too much danger on Bono's goal. The best chance actually come for Lopetegui's side, with an excellent counterattack leading to Munir striking the post of Rui Silva's goal. Granada would then go on to have an excellent chance, with Bono making a magnificent save to deny Antonio Puertas at close range following a cross from Machís.
Munir hit the post and Herrera connected well with a cross to head beyond Bono and give the home team the win
With the game heading into the last quarter, the hammer blow would come for Sevilla FC, who had become pushed back by Granada. Herrera got ahead of Gómez and Diego Carlos to head in a cross from the right wing, sending the ball beyond a helpless Bono. Sevilla's race had been run, with the team exhausted after playing 45 minutes a man down against a tireless Granada.
Sevilla will welcome SD Eibar to the Sánchez-Pizjuán next Saturday in La Liga, an encounter which comes after the team begin their Champions League campaign this Tuesday in London against Chelsea.
1. GRANADA CF: Rui Silva, Foulquier, Germán, Duarte (Vallejo, 43'), Neva, Montoro (Fede Vico, 73'), Milla, Puertas, Kenedy (Machís, 59'), Gonalons (Herrera, 59') y Soldado (Luis Suárez, 73')
0. SEVILLA FC: Bono, Jesús Navas, Diego Carlos, Sergi Gómez (Franco Vázquez), Escudero (Acuña, 17'), Fernando, Jordán, Rakitic, Suso (Ocampos, 46'), Munir (En-Nesyri, 69') y Carlos Fernández (De Jong, 46').
GOALS: 1-0 Herrera, 81'.
REFEREE: González Fuertes. Yellows Fernando, Gonalons, Foulquier, Jordán (sent off for a double booking), Puertas, Fede Vico and Franco Vázquez.