A goal from Ben Yedder in the discount allowed Sevilla to rescue a point, with ten players, against Leganés (1-1) in a stadium, Butarque, which has become a place of penance for the teams from the top the classification.
The Andalusians faced the appointment with the damaged pillars due to the losses by sanctions of Éver Banega and Pablo Sarabia as well as the absence due to injury of the Danish Simon Kjaer. To occupy their posts, the elected ones were Ibrahim Amadou, Franco Vázquez and Gabriel Mercado. In the Leganés, Allan Nyom and Rubén Pérez returned in order to complete an alignment that begins to take on a fixed look. Only the presence in the bench of Rodrigo Tarín, supplied with Unai Bustinza, altered an eleven where they repeated together up Guido Carrillo and Youssef En-Nesyri.
That continuity, based on a defense with five men, had allowed the Blue and Whites to grow with the passage of the days until they chained eight official matches without losing. It also helped the confidence at home to see that teams from the noble zone like Barcelona, Atlético, Alavés or Getafe had gone without the three points. Sevilla was also a passenger of the first league class and therefore a stimulating opponent, more so if after serving as Madrid's executioner in the historic semifinals last year. For all this, the latter came out showing muscle from the initial whistle.
The audacity was rewarded after four minutes when Rubén Pérez stole a ball in midfield and handed it to Nyom. The Cameroonian looked up and put it at the heart of the area, the usual residence of auctioneers like En-Nesyri or Carrillo. They had all the ballots to connect the center but the prize was taken Vesga, who appeared by surprise nodding imperial over Mercado. The goal knew little to the locals, aware that their impetus could give them a greater return. And the point was to mark the Argentine Carrillo to send out at the first post an excellent assistance from his compatriot Jonathan Silva.
However, that offensive will had its back and the Sevilla players could tie the match by converting a corner against a vertiginous attack that ended Franco Vázquez and blocked the omnipresent Omeruo. It was not the only one of the visitors in the first half as Sergi Gomez caressed the both in a shot at point-blank range after a corner that Cuellar brought out in the right way. They said goodbye to the first forty-five minutes with the sun falling and a header by Carrillo who came out on the end line near the goal.
The teams returned to the turf after going through the locker room and the spectators did not see the results when they saw twenty-one men on the field. The explanation was that Franco Vazquez had been expelled in the interim. More problems for a Sevilla forced to take ahead a confrontation that painted complicated, for which Machín introduced to Quincy Promes by Jesus Navas. Nor did Leganés take long to make a substitution, giving entrance to Rodrigo Tarín by an Allan Nyom who had flirted with the second yellow. The host minimized risks in this way, knowing that he could not leave anything to chance.
Meanwhile, the fog fell on the field like a curtain without changing the plot on the stage. More intoned the leganenses, Rubén Pérez proved to Vaclik with a shot from the front and En-Nesyri nodded off.
With a few more shocks, the denouement made an appearance and with it the tension. Amidst the fog, one and the other struggled to win each ball without shrinking the leg. This way the faults and the interruptions to the detriment of the opportunities appeared.
Nothing of it predicted a trepidante end that had as appetizer two shots to the sticks. The first was in charge of Amadou, whose testarazo Roque Mesa center from the right side crashed into the wood. The second took the signature of En-Nesyri, who hit the crossbar a good pass from the line from where the triumph of Leganés was celebrated in the stands but the chants were off in the discount. Roque Mesa, despite the difficulties, managed to get a center that Ben Yedder headed only after beating his back to Siovas taking the madness to the visiting fans.