Sevilla beat Cádiz 1-3 in a fast-paced final, with two goals from Munir El Haddadi and the Croatian Ivan Rakitic in the last minutes that unbalanced the tie that had dominated the scoreboard until the epilogue approached.
Cádiz went ahead 3 minutes into the second half through Salvi Sánchez, although the Sevilla players, despite their physical exhaustion last Thursday in the Super Cup lost to Bayern Munich, reacted and came back with goals from the Dutchman Luuk de Jong, in 65, and the Spanish-Moroccan Munir and the Croatian Rakitic in minutes 90 and 94.
The cadistas tried in the first minute with an outside shot from José Mari that Bono sent for a corner in a great save. Sevilla scored through Lucas Ocampos (m.10) in a play that was reviewed in the VAR and in which it was ruled offside by the Cadiz Suso, upon receiving a 40-meter pass from Rakitic before sending the Argentine, who hit the net first .
Cádiz had a few minutes in which they locked Sevilla in their field, giving speed and danger to his game, and thus at 13 minutes a play by Jorge Pombo could not be finished by Salvi, on his arrival at the first post, or by Álvaro Negredo, who appeared in the second.
Another great intervention by Bono prevented Cádiz from opening the scoring at 16 minutes, in a shot with power from Pombo. Sevilla regained control of the ball, circulating the ball fluently and bringing anguish to the Cadiz area, as in the 28th minute, when a ball from Ocampos into the Cádiz area sent it to the post Óliver Torres in a good individual action.
The moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri He did not define well in a heads-up against goalkeeper Alberto Cifuentes, sending the ball out (m33), and also shortly after in a penetration on the left that Cifuentes sent for a corner.
In the resumption, Cádiz scored in their first attack action, in a Pombo center that Negredo headed to the penalty spot, where Salvi finished off a goal (m.48). Sevilla responded later, with an outside shot from Ocampos that Cifuentes deflected in an excellent intervention.
In a goalkeeper duel, Bono cleared a shot to ‘lo Rivaldo’ from Negredo in a diaphanous goal action for Cádiz (m.51).
Julen Lopetegui made three changes trying to vary the sign of the game, refreshing the attack with the entry of Munir and De Jong, plus the presence of Joan Jordán in the midfield. Not even five minutes had passed since the changes when a good move by Jesús Navas on the right with a center to the far post was headed by De Jong at the back of the net (m.65).
After the draw, Álvaro Cervera also moved his bench betting on the victory, with the entry of the forwards ‘Choco’ Lozano and Filip Malbasic, having two points together for the first time in the match with a quarter of an hour left. In the last minutes, Sevilla intensified its dominance against a Cádiz that exhausted its changes with the entry of defensive players to try to cover the ways of creation in Seville.
Rakitic shot lazily after a balloon from Jordan into the area that left only the Croatian (m.88) as a preamble to the second visitor, who arrived in a deep pass from Jordan to Munir and he, in front of Cifuentes, defined low and scored 1-2 at minute 90.
There was time for one more road goal in another sprint action in which Munir sent to the far post for Rakitic to score at pleasure.
one – Cadiz: Cifuentes; Carcelén, Cala, Marcos Mauro, Espino; José Mari (Malbasic, m.76), Jonsson (Augusto, m.70), Álex Fernández, Salvi (Fali, m.83), Pombo (Bodiger, m.83); Negredo (Lozano, m.76).
3 – Seville: Bonus; Jesús Navas, Diego Carlos, Sergi Gómez (Jordán, m.60), Acuña; Gudelj, Rakitic, Óliver (Munir, m.60), Suso (Óscar, m.68); Ocampos (Bryan, m.77), En-Nesyri (De Jong, m.60).
Goals: 1-0, M.48: Salvi. 1-1, M.65: De Jong. 1-2, M.90: Munir. 1-3, M.94: Rakitic.
Referee: Medié Jiménez (Catalan school). He admonished the locals Fali and Marcos Mauro, and the visitors Gudelj and Suso. He expelled one of Cervera’s assistants when he was on the local bench (m.94).
Incidents: Match of the third day of The league Santander played behind closed doors at the Ramón de Carranza stadium. Cádiz made the hallway to Sevilla as champion of the last edition of the Europa League.