Apparently, just a point at Maribor sees Sevilla go through, regardless of the Liverpool Spartak result, and if Spartak don’t win, then Sevilla are through anyhowz.
As for the game, as soon as I saw Geis on the teamsheet the warning bells were ringing (well they were ringing before to tell the truth, is was a major blow to lose Kjaer) , how could that back 2 pairing work, with so little preparation, against Liverpool. But as the game went on Geis grew into that position, where he has only played twice. In the second half he was a giant in defence and got forward to support attack. Also, he’s got the nod as set piece specialist. Magic happens.
It would have been logical to play Corchia with Mercado inside and even Navas can play wingback position but we don’t know the condition of Corchia and in the end it worked out to some degree.
That second half performance will do wonders for the confidence.