Sevilla 0-4 Manchester City
Goal: Haaland (20And and 67And), Foden (58And) and slides (90And+2) for Citizens
New hangover for Sevilla as they continue their losing streak and take four this Tuesday night against Manchester City for their first Champions League night at Sánchez Pizjuán.
The pace of the meeting was marked very quickly by the men of Pep Guardiola, who arrived in the Andalusian lands with their conquering flag. Forcing the Sevillians to crowd in front of Bono’s door, the Citizens launches some early warnings, like this shot by Jack Grealish that finds the side net (12And). For Erling Haaland, however, only one opportunity will suffice. The Norwegian arrives to conclude a good action led by Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne rushing to the far post (0-1, 20And). Marcos Acuña tries to answer him, but his control-strike sequence in the box misses the target (31And). The Grealish-Haaland duo continue with a new brace, but the number 9 is immediately locked up alone in the area (36And). The first real Sevillian chance will wait for the 40sAnd minute, when Thomas Delaney puts Papu Gómez into orbit, but his shot definitely goes over the top.
Back from the locker room, Julen Lopetegui made several changes, without much success. Only Bono really holds his rank in Andalusia and arrives, among other things, to slightly deflect a counterattack orchestrated by Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne (48And). Also the Norwegian tries a crazy gesture in stride and misses the target a little on a pigeon wing (49And). Ten minutes later, the break is finally achieved, thanks to a class action by Phil Foden who combines the feints before delivering a very deep cross to the far post. (0-2, 58And). City continues and Haaland confirms. the “Cyborg” comes to register his 25And goal in 20 Champions League matches perfectly after a shot by Foden saved by Bono (0-3, 67And). Last player to add his name to the scorer list: Rúben Dias. The Portuguese cuts a tense cross from his compatriot João Cancelo, which certainly comes to plunge Sevilla into crisis (0-4, 90And+2).
Sevilla are at their worst start to the season in 23 years.
Sevilla FC (4-2-3-1): Bono – Navas, Carmona, Nianzou, Acuña – Gudelj, Delaney (Jordan, 46And) – Gomez (Suso, 73And), Rakitić (Mir, 46And), Tale (Dolberg, 57And) – Isco (Januzaj, 78And). Trainer : Julen Lopetegui.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson – Cancelo, Akanji, Dias, Gómez – De Bruyne (Mahrez, 78And), Rodri (Filippe, 78And), Silva-Foden (Palmer, 70And), Haaland (Álvarez, 70And), Grealish (Gündoğan, 58And). Trainer : Pep Guardiola.