The Seville won by 4-2 to the Celtic after a highly contested match, which came 2-2 at halftime and in which the Hispanics, thanks to their ambition and the lack of punch of the Vigo, came back with two goals in just three minutes in the final stretch and embittered the debut of the Argentine coach Eduardo Coudet.
After an even first half, marked by the failures in defense of both teams that allowed Koundé to overtake the Andalusians in minute 5 and for ex-Sevilla fans Iago Aspas and Manuel Agudo ‘Nolito’ to turn the scoreboard on 10 and 36, in the second, Sevilla found the fruit of their greatest dominance and push with the goals of Escudero in 85 and Munir in 87.
With the challenge of the Sevilla players to chain their second win after the break to go up and that of the Galicians to add the second in the League to come out from below in the debut of Chacho Coudet on his bench, the local coach, Julen Lopetegui, It featured Jesús Navas, recovered from his injury and that was a nightmare on the right for the Celts.
The Sevilla came out very strong and generated up to three clear goal options of the Argentine Lucas Ocampos, the Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri and Óliver Torres before the French Jules Koundé clinched a clearance by Rubén Blanco in the small area, after a header from the Brazilian Diego Carlos, to make it 1-0.
It seemed that everything was going to be easy for the Hispanics, but he did not take advantage of that barrage of occasions at the beginning and gave wings to Celta, which grew based on goals, scored by former Sevilla fans Iago Aspas and Manuel Agudo ‘Nolito’, in minutes 10 and 36.
The many Celts arrived in two local failures when Czech goal Vaclík deflected a Hugo Mallo cross, hit the crossbar and crushed Aspas, and in a race won by the ex-Sevilla player to the Brazilian Fernando Reges so that Nolito, another former Sevilla player , clinched a goal after clearing the goalkeeper.
Still, Sevilla, ambitious and incisive, pushed to the end and won his award with the 2-2 of Moroccan En-Nesyri in the added time to the center of the omnipresent Jesús Navas, a physical marvel who this year celebrated his 35th birthday in top form, despite being fresh from an injury.
In the resumption, the sevillistas turned to unbalance the balance and, although Celta gave him some scares to the counter, he dominated the game and this allowed him to straighten out a game that had become complicated.
The people from Vigo were able to make it 2-3, but they lacked effectiveness in their respective actions by Aspas, whose low shot was cleared well by Vaclík in 65, and by Santi Mina two minutes later, when the Czech goalkeeper intercepted his shot after a cross from the Hugo Mallo incisor.
However, these options gave rise to the reaction of Sevilla, in which Lopetegui risked by putting Munir and the Dutch De Jong on the field first, by Óliver Torres and En-Nesyri, and then Óscar Rodríguez and the Moroccan Idrissi, that debuted, by Jordán and Ocampos.
Thus, after a warning from Jordan at 80 minutes, Sevilla never lost faith and found the prize for their dominance by scoring Escudero, before Celta’s weak defense, five from the end with a left-footed shot from outside the area after a lost ball by the Peruvian Renato Tapia and rounding the score Munir two minutes later lifting the ball to goal Rubén Blanco.
4 – Seville: Vaclík; Jesús Navas, Koundé, Diego Carlos, Acuña (Escudero, m.33); Jordán (Óscar Rodríguez, m.81), Fernando, Rakitic; Ocampos (Idrissi, m.81), En-Nesyri (De Jong, m.68), Óliver Torres (Munir, m.68).
2 – Celtic: Rubén Blanco; Hugo Mallo, Aidoo, Murillo, Olaza; Tapia (Miguel Rodríguez, m.88); Brais Méndez, Denis Suárez, Nolito (Okay Yokuslu, m.72); Santi Mina, Aspas.
Goals: 1-0, M.5: Koundé. 1-1, M.10: Blades. 1-2, M.36: Nolito. 2-2, M.47 +: En-Nesyri. 3-2, M.85: Squire. 4-2, M.87: Munir.
Referee: César Soto Grado (Riojano Committee). Admonition to the locals Jesús Navas (m.2) and Escudero (m.73), and to the visitors Denis Suárez (m.54) and Hugo Mallo (m.72).
Incidents: Match of the tenth day of The league Santander, played at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lawn in perfect condition.