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For the second time, after managing it with Sampaoli in 16/17, the team have got through the first two matches in the Champions League without conceding

While Sevilla FC are currently having difficulty in putting away the many chances they create, one thing that has not changed is the team's defensiveness robustness that brought Lopetegui and his players so much success last season. While the team have lost their last two league matches, something uncommon for Lopetegui's team, by looking at the statistics you can tell the team is continuing on the same line they established last season.

The two defeats were by one goal each, Yángel Herrera giving Granada the win at Nuevo Los Cármenes and Kike García scoring the winner for Eibar at the Sánchez-Pizjuán. Two crucial goals given Sevilla's inability to score themselves. You have to go back to Budapest, the first game of the season, to find a team that could score more than one against the Nervionenses. It was Bayern Munich and to do so they needed extra time.

The last team to score two goals against Sevilla FC in 90 minutes was Inter Milan in the UEL final

Looking at the five matches played in La Liga, in four the team conceded once and kept a clean sheet in the other match against Levante UD. That defensive solidity has been reflected in the Champions League, with the team registering two clean sheets after two games, repeating a feat they achieved in 16/17. Back then, the team kept a clean sheet in every game until the fifth, losing 3-1 against Juventus, before registering another clean sheet in the final match.

Sevilla have only conceded six shots in 180 minutes in the Champions League this season. Two against Rennes last night, with only one on target, and four at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea who put four past Krasnodar last night. The Premier League sides have had a terrific start to their Champions League campaigns. Between Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, they have picked up seven wins and one draw, that draw being Sevilla's against Chelsea.

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