STARTING XI !
Nice! Also got Munir back in the lineup! If ya’ll remember, De Jong, Nolito and Ocampos tore these guys up in the first match. Hopefully Munir can slot in for Nolito nicely.
Probably one of the strongest line ups we can have. A win tonight would be a massive boost. Go Sevilla!
Love Lopo’s reaction at the end of the first match. Hope we see the same today. Vamos!!!
Haha same. I was just watching 30 min recap on BeIN.
Hopefully another big goal from De Jong today.
Five subs from Nine. Guess we might see a few of the outsiders get a run out.
He made a statement about being cautious about making too many subs just because you have them. So maybe not. I bet we see En Nesyri, Banega and Gomez to lock it down.
I seen positive reports about Rony Lopes’ fitness, who does look slimmer in some photos. Wouldn’t mind his & En-Nesyri’s pace off the bench.
Be nice to see the lad do something rather than being a complete bust. Especially if the Ocampos rumours pick up a bit more traction.
A fair bit of loose play so far from both teams.
I can’t work out Borja Iglesias for Betis. At Zaragoza and Espanyol he was really impressive, but he has looked nothing short of a cart horse for most of this season.
Don’t know if it is just me, but on TV given the upper body is the main part you see of the players at times it is quite hard to tell which players are for which team due to the white on both shirts. Betis really should have worn their Black Away kit or the Green special shirts they wore against Barcelona earlier this year.
I feel left out now.
Haha not tonight mate but thank you.
Must be so weird celebrating when there are no supporters. Soft penalty for me although justifiable why the referee gave it.
Professional job done, the right team won really. Sevilla so dominating, could have been about 4 or 5 on another day.
Betis were extremely painful to watch though, that team needs ripping up and starting again.
Ocampos by about 700 miles the best player on the pitch, Munir looked decent, the back line solid. I liked what I saw briefly from Suso when he came on too, you can see he is quite direct and wants to get in on goal.
Struggled to find our footing in the 1st half, but we were still the superior team. Our defence looked like how we started the season. Fernando was immense once again.
Anybody notice Navas playing a bit more withdrawn? I’m sure he’s looking to play every game so he’s being more conservative.
3 points in the bag! Onto Levante.
Really enjoyed that tonight guys. Great to get to know everyone and it was a lot of fun Even better that we won convincingly too.
We dominated the match from start to finish. Like we discussed I can’t remember Betis having a clear chance. Ocampos was once again the star man. Thought everyone performed well though in difficult circumstances after a long break, worry of being rusty and of course no fans. I loved the passion shown by players when we scored. They celebrated like the fans were there and they did the fans and club proud tonight.
We have cemented our position in 3rd. Did the double over Betis which is sweet. We can relax now and see how our rivals get on. Great to have footy and la liga back! Vamos Sevilla!!
Ocampos man of the match for me closely followed by Munir and Kounde. The weak link was Jordan all he did was give the ball away. Betis were never in the game and looked very ring rusty, I expected much more of a threat from them.
Great to start to the mini season with a win especially against our neighbours, it means that we hold on to 3rd place no matter what happens in the other games this weekend.
A question for those of you outside Spain who watched the game on tv. Did you get the crowd noise and the stands full of fans special effects, or was it empty seats and no noise?
The reason I ask is that I had the choice of 2 channels to watch the game via my satellite system namely La liga tv who had the empty seats and no noise and La Liga tv Bar that I watched which is the subscription channel for bar owners who had the far better effects. Just wondering which version went out worldwide.
On another note I loved the sense of humour of the guy in charge of the pa system.
After the game when Barta was being interviewed by the tv presenter on the pitch, all you could hear was it’s a heartache by Bonnie Tyler blasting out of the stadium speakers as the Sevilla players celebrated in front of the empty nth goal as if all the Biris were there…
Crowd noise and superimposed supporters on La Liga TV in the UK. Occasionally due to angles the supporters would end up imposed the wrong way or over the top of things like banners.