Jesús Navas against PSG
First team

2-2: THE FIRST DRAW OF THE PRESEASON AGAINST PSG AT THE ESTADIO ALGARVE

Despite Iván Rakitic and Óscar Rodríguez putting Sevilla ahead twice, goals from Icardi and Naguera meant that it was all even in Lagos in the friendly against PSG.

Sevilla FC played their third friendly of the preseason in a highly-awaited match against last season's Champions League semi-finalists and Ligue 1 runners-up, Paris Saint-Germain, in a game that ended in a 2-2 draw at the Estadio Algarve. Sevilla opened the scoring thanks to Iván Rakitic's penalty, but PSG made it even early on in the second half through Icardi. Óscar Rodríguez scored to put Sevilla in front again before Naguera equalized to draw the match. 

Despite the Parisian side starting the game well, the Sevilla players kept their cool against a side that was constantly threatening from the wing. Hakimi had the first chance against Bono, but the Sevilla FC goalkeeper remained cool and saved the attempt on goal from his compatriot. Hakimi came close for PSG again but the game remained goalless. 

As the game went on, Julen Lopetegui's men settled in to the match and grew in confidence. Rakitic came close to scoring the first goal of the match with an individual attempt on goal, but did not find the end of the net. Pedro Ortíz came on for Jordán, and the Academy player was attacking from the offset with a slick pass to En-Nesyri, who was brought down in the box by Keylor Navas. Iván Rakitic put the ball past Navas and scored the penalty to put Sevilla in front.

Mauricio Pochetino's men equalized early on in the second half with a goal from Icardi after a good passage of play from PSG, which left Sevilla hungry for another goal. Navas was strong against Suso's attempt on goal, but a superb strike from Óscar Rodríguez was finally enough to put Sevilla in front again. Bono's save against Draxler led to a counter-attack from Sevilla, which led to Rodríguez's rocket from outside the box. 

The Sevilla players sought to put an end to the game, but PSG continued to attack on goal with attempts from Juanlu and Idrissi. Naguera caught Sevilla sleeping and capitalized on confusion at the back between Bono and his defenders to equalize and draw the game. A thrilling four-goal game ended as a draw, and the first preseason draw for Sevilla FC. 

GAME SUMMARY

SEVILLA FC: Bono, José Ángel, Gudelj (Pablo Pérez, 46'), Rekik (Juanmi, 75'), Jesús Navas (Pozo, 75'), Ocampos (Juanlu, 64'), Rakitic (Johansson, 63'), Joan Jordán (Pedro Ortiz, 35'), Óscar Rodríguez (Idrissi, 75'), Suso (Iván Romero, 64'), En-Nesyri (Munir, 46').

GOALS: 0-1: Rakitic pen., min. 40; 1-1, Icardi, min. 48; 1-2: Óscar Rodríguez, min. 62; 2-2: Nagera, min. 88.

REFEREE: João Malheiro

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