Nolito's shot is saved by David Soria
Match reports


Sevilla came unstuck in a game that Getafe executed their game plan and took advantage of Sevilla's mistakes in the first half. Another match in which VAR was heavily involved, Sevilla were unable to find the back of the net, as Getafe took all three points away from the Sánchez-Pizjuán

Not even nine minutes of stoppage time was enough for Sevilla to get the ball past David Soria in the Getafe net. Getafe managed to take the lead early due to some carelessness from Machín's side. Jorge Molina's good through ball and a defensive error allowed Ángel to put Getafe in front in a match that the away side knew how to play from the beginning. They prevented Sevilla from playing the way they wanted by suffocating them, taking advantage of the fact that VAR seemed to always be on their side, the side from Madrid knew how to go about taking the points home from Seville and further highlighted Sevilla's problems, who are without a goal in La Liga since the first fixture of the season in Vallecas.

A bad beginning makes a bad ending. This often repeated axiom does not always come true, but this Sunday at the Sánchez-Pizjuán it was exactly what happened to an out-of-sorts Sevilla side. Getafe were in front within three minutes, as Ángel took advantage of a through ball by Jorge Molina which the Sevilla centre-backs were unable to cut out. one on one with Vaclík the forward kept his cool to slot home the first goal that Sevilla have conceded at home this season. Having recovered from the early nerves that seemed to have caused this unsteady start, Sevilla tested David Soria in the Getafe goal although without having any clear-cut chances.

Getafe were infront after 3 minutes, with Ángel calmly slotting home a one on one opportunity past Vaclík

Getafe had a clear gameplan and looked to prevent a reaction from the Sevillistas. This lead to an intense passage of play in which five players were booked halfway through the first half. Amongst this, Jorge Molina missed the chance to get Getafe's second, with his chipped effort over Vaclík also clearing the bar and Sarabia also fired wide after expertly bringing down a long ball. To make matters worse for Sevilla, a VAR review that lasted over two minutes broke up the rhythm and brought about the second blow of the night for Sevilla. After another defensive error, the ball fell to Ángel in the six-yard box, who once again took advantage with minimum fuss. Almost immediately after, Nolito had a great chance to reduce the deficit but he was unable to take it and half-time arrived with many of the fans disgruntled. 

The second half brought more chances for Sevilla. Machín introduced two changes at the break and changed the system, allowing Silva to partner Ben Yedder up front with Franco Vázquez behind them. Nolito and Roque Mesa were the ones subbed off. And the Frenchman didn't take long to make himself noticed, putting the ball into the back of the net after a galloping run. Unfortunately, VAR returned again to rule out the goal. Just after, a possible penalty for Ben Yedder was also ruled out as a result of offside. The game was back and forth, but the two-goal deficit and Sevilla's wasted chances in front of goal prevented the comeback.

Ben Yedder's introduction improved things offensively, but the necessary goal to cut the deficit never came

The minutes passed and Getafe continued to read the game well, without risking too much and leaving Sevilla to try and break down their impenetrable wall. For his last change, Machín brought on Quincy Promes at left wing-back but, just like the rest of the team, nothing came off for him. The team now find themselves in a bad run in La Liga with 3 games without a goal, something that hasn't happened since 2006. Fortunately, we have a chance to return to form on Thursday at 18:55 CEST in the Europa League against Standard Liege.


0 - SEVILLA FC: Vaclík; Gnagnon, Kjaer, Sergi Gómez; Jesús Navas, Aleix Vidal (Quincy Promes, 69'); Banega, Roque Mesa (Franco Vázquez, 46'); Sarabia, Nolito (Ben Yedder, 46') and André Silva.

2. GETAFE CF: David Soria; Damián Suárez, Bruno, Cabrera, Antunes; Maksimovik, Djené (Cristóforo, 78'); Portillo, Amath (Foulquier, 69'); Jorge Molina and Ángel (Gaku, 62').

GOALS: 0-1, 3': Ángel; 0-2, 38': Ángel.

OFFICIAL: De Burgos Bengoetxea. Bookings for Roque Mesa, Jesús Navas, Cabrera, Banega, Djené, Antunes, Amath, Bruno and Foulquier.

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