What an important win tonight for Sevilla FC this Thursday night at the Ciutat de Valencia against Levante UD. It wasn't an easy one, with Levante fighting to stay up, but Julen Lopetegui's team managed to return to winning ways away from home and push towards the objective of qualifying for the Champions League next year. Sevilla should have seen the game off earlier, with the team going in front twice through Tecatito. Koundé scored the third ten minutes from time, but Soldado would make sure the end to the game would be exciting by cutting the gap. Morales also missed a penalty that would have seen the game go two-all.
Sevilla were the dominant team in the first half as we went in front through our Mexican winger, but we would have to put ourselves back in the lead after a controversial penalty levelled the game. Tecatito opened his account for the club in the 14th minute after a great assist from Ocampos after En-Nesyri had won the ball back. Ocampos had tried his own luck before that, but his shot was too close to Cárdenas in nets. The controversy would come in the 21st minute. A shot from Levante ricocheted onto Diego Carlos' arm, with two Levante players offside from the initial shot.
Tecatito and Ocampos would register two goals and two assists in the first half
The referee, at the prompting of VAR, went over to the screen and decided to award a penalty, completely disregarding the natural position the Brazilian found himself in. Morales would step up to bring the scoreline back level, despite the Moroccan guessing correctly and almost preventing the equaliser. However, Lopetegui's side recovered well and fast, as in the 26th, five minutes later, they were back in the lead. Tecatito again, after an Ocampos pass, was on hand to put the ball past Cárdenas after the Argentine's pass. From there on until the break, Sevilla barely allowed Lisci's side to trouble Bono, with Koundé even having a good chance to score the third from a corner.