Sevilla adds their third consecutive draw in the Champions League against Lille
The Seville could not shed light on their future in the group stage of the Champions League 2021-2022 after not going beyond the goalless draw this Wednesday on his visit to Lille, the third that adds and that moves him away from the first place of Group G.
Three games in the Champions League and three draws, with only two goals scored, although also only two conceded. Three markers that do not jeopardize at the moment the pass to the round of 16, but the victory of Salzburg against Wolfsburg takes off the Austrian team in the first place with seven points.
It was not an overly brilliant encounter. Lille showed that it is far from the team that surprised with the title of the League 1 last season and Sevilla could not give continuity in the second half to a solid first where they enjoyed their best chances.
The Seville team took a dozen minutes to get away from the initial dominance of the premises, but from then on it was almost always the one who commanded in an even clash. Lopetegui could not finally count on Koundé and 'shielded' the midfield even more with Fernando and Delaney, accompanied by Oliver Torres, in an attempt to control the offensive power of the French champion that he had praised so much in the previous one.
The Andalusian team was better on the general balance of the first 45 minutes, where the two best chances of the first 45 minutes came from two individual errors. First, from the goalkeeper Grbic, who innocently handed the ball to Rafa Mir. The forward saved the goalkeeper, but his shot took him out under the sticks Djaló in a play that could have changed the game.
Shortly after, the one who was not fine in his delivery was Acuna. The Argentine did not find Delaney and the ball went to the powerful Renato sanches. The Portuguese midfielder stood before Bono, but the Moroccan beat him firmly in the hand and stopped the shot with his chest.
Lille could not do much more in attack, despite the veteran's efforts Burak yilmaz, while Sevilla was able to threaten much more, driven by a Suso who was his best man in the first act, threatening with shots or sharp shipments like the one that he could not connect with just a little. Diego Carlos at the beginning of the clash or the one who could not head correctly Ocampos a few meters from the goal in the final stretch. The Argentine also tried it with a cross shot that Grbic took.
Sevilla does not worry
After the break, the set of Julen lopetegui he continued to command, but he could not disarm the defensive order of the locals, who preferred to bet on the rapid transitions caused by a much more erratic rival in their game.
The Gipuzkoan coach tried to change the course of the game with changes, some forced as the entry of Joan Jordán by the injured Rekic, which caused Fernando to be placed as central, or of Augustinsson by an Acuña still 'touched'. The 'Papu' Gómez and Lamela They also entered to improve the offense and Rakitic to not lose packaging in the wide zone after Fernando's displacement.
However, the final stretch was leaving a game that was breaking up little by little and more spaces were being generated. His changes worked for Lille and he then wanted to push a little more to a Seville that did not risk excessively and that already seemed to take as good a point that he must now assert in the visit to the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán of the French team.
0- Lille: Grbic; Zeki Çelik, Tiago Djaló, Fonte, Reinildo; David (Weah, min.82), Onana (Xeka, min.71), André, Bamba; Renato Sanches (Xeka, min.71) and Burak Yilmaz.
0- Seville: Bond; Navas, Diego Carlos, Rekik (Joan Jordán, min.57), Acuña (Augustinsson, min.65); Óliver Torres ('Papu' Gómez, min.65), Fernando, Delaney; Suso (Rakitic, min.74), Rafa Mir and Ocampos (Lamela, min.74).
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG). He admonished Çelik (min.59), Ikoné (min.77), André (min.88) and Yilmaz (min.92), for Lille, and Lamela (min.87), for Sevilla.
Stadium: Pierre Mauroy.