Espanyol took advantage of a VAR call and equalised, before taking the lead in the second half
There were no real chances until the 35th minute, when chaos broke out. The referee went to the VAR monitor and blew for a free kick and yellow card for Sergi Gómez, causing real confusion. It would get worse for the Nervionenses as the resulting free kick was then converted by Embarba. Tension and nerves then began to set in for Sevilla, who were unable to take the lead before the half-time whistle.
The start of the second half also went badly for Sevilla, who started nerviously, and Espanyol took full advantage of this. Wu Lei was sent clean through on goal by a hopeful ball from Calleri, and he was able to beat Vaclík from close range and send the Catalan side in front. The goal triggered a reaction from Julen Lopetegui, who made three attacking substitutions as Sevilla went out in search of turning the game around to pick up points.
Suso's goal ten minutes before half time offered Sevilla a chance to win, but they were unable to beat Diego López
Sevilla threw everything at Espanyol, and in the end it paid off. After Víctor Sánchez was dismissed for Espanyol with twenty minutes to go, Suso cut in from the right hand side and fired low into the López's bottom left-hand corner from distance. The push for a victory was now on, and the Nervionenses camped in Espanyol's half. Both Jesús Navas and En-Nesyri had good chances to score a winner, particularly Navas, whose effort was just tipped over the bar, but the goal was not forthcoming, and the points were shared.
2. SEVILLA FC: Vaclík, Jesús Navas, Diego Carlos, Sergi Gómez, Reguilón (Gudelj, 52'), Fernando, Banega (De Jong, 62'), Vázquez (Nolito, 46'), Suso, Ocampos and En-Nesyri.
2. RCD ESPANYOL: Diego López, Javi López, Bernardo, Cabrera, Pedrosa, Marc Roca, Víctor Sánchez, Embarba (Calero, 74'), Darder, Wu Lei (Víctor Gómez, 71') and Calleri (Ferreyra, 80').
GOALSS: 1-0 Ocampos, 15'. 1-1 Embarba, 35'. 1-2 Wu Lei, 50'. 2-2 Suso, 79'.
REFEREE: Cordero Vega, from Cantabria. Yellow cards for Sergi Gómez, Wu Lei, Víctor Sánchez (sent off for two bookable offences), Gudelj and Marc Roca.