Failure was not an option today. Sevilla did not let their fans down as they won again on Sunday night, their first weekend fixture since competitive action resumed, and those three points now mean they are on the brink of Champions League qualification. Ocampos opened the scoring from the penalty spot before En-Nesyri's glorious lob late on means Sevilla are now nine points clear of Villarreal, who have just three games remaining. The Yellow Submarine will have to win all their matches and hope Sevilla lose both of theirs to stop the Nervionenses qualifying for Europe's elite competition. Tomorrow, at La Cerámica, is the first opportunity to clinch qualification.
This was another hugely important game. At home, Sevilla's opening minutes have varied, and on this occasion they dominated straight from the off. The Nervionenses went straight into Mallorca, who barely had any opportunities to break on the counter and did not cause any problems. They defended well and in numbers too, making it difficult for Sevilla to trouble Reina despite their best efforts.
It was tough to create chances in the first half, but Ocampos broke the deadlock with a penalty
There were more incomplete moves than shots on goal for Sevilla. Fernando had the first real chance on the half-hour mark, as he saw two near-post efforts denied by Reina. However, the opening goal came a few minutes later. Reguilón's header in the area was blocked by the arm of Pozo, and VAR awarded the penalty, despite the lack of intention from the loanee. Ocampos stepped up and slotted home from the spot, sending the keeper the wrong way in the process.