Playing every three days means forgetting about the past very quickly. After the joy of last Thursday's derby win, it was a bittersweet feeling for Sevilla FC in La Nucía after conceding a late equaliser against Levante, a feeling of two points dropped. After the best possible start to the second half with a goal De Jong, a Diego Carlos own goal late on took the win away from the Nervionenses. Koundé had somehow made a crucial block just a minute before and Mayoral went close to scoring a stoppage-time winner for Levante.
Just like Thursday, Sevilla made it clear early one they wanted to take charge and dominate the ball. The quick pace of Lopetegui's football did not take long to appear, but Levante had the first shot on target of the match. Coke was played in, but Vaclík got a foot to his low effort to deny the ex-Sevillista. The visitors dominated and prowled Aitor's area, but their best chance also came from a set piece. Munir's free kick from out wide crashed off the crossbar as Aitor could only look on.
A goalless first half despite Sevilla's dominance
De Jong also had a chance from outside the area, but a slight deflection from the Levante defender diverted the ball straight into the arms of Aitor. Sevilla continued to dominated but Paco López's men were strong in their own half and did not allow the Nervionenses to break at speed. Navas and Ocampos continually tried to create chances down the right hand side, but their crosses well were defended by the side in claret and blue. Koundé went close from Banega's set piece, but he was unable to direct his header on target.