Sevilla @ Girona: Preview and Discussion


How did Pons miss that???


Lenglet got a touch


Mercado on for Montoya. We’re riding our luck here


C’mon Sevilla! Let’s see it out! !


Mercado is just out there trucking guys for fun


Oh fuck off that’s not a penalty


Ball don’t lie


And Muriel blows another 1v1




Haha that emmy worthy acting didn’t work out in the end.


Lol Mercado stop doing that shit


Yessss!!! So happy with that! Massive win for the team, as we were without key players!

Thank god, the penalty was not converted! Awful decision from the ref!


Cheating cunts… tried to sneak out a draw in a dishonest way, the Gods of football wanted us to win today and that’s all!

However, not very good that we’re heavily relying on luck lately. We need to finish business sooner, especially when the opponent is not much of a threat.

Golden 3 points today. Montoya should definitely not start again and as jolazo said, only a late sub at best. We almost conceded twice (free kick and that Lenglet deflection) due to a poor communication-connectivity of Montoya with Corchia. Also Martin was out of fuel since the 60th minute or so, yet still made it to the 75th minute surprisingly. Berizzo sniffed that irregularity and with Mercado on things were calmer. It could’ve been too late though, so hopefully Berizzo is taking good notes on this.

Christmas Carole was good, although needs more time to adapt as he had some communication issues at the end, but still looked quite solid both going forward and defending. He is agile, fast and positions well, while also fights for the ball. Could be an improved version of Mercado with more adaptability. Needs to work on the crosses though… a lot.

Muriel finally got his well deserved goal… great pass by Mudo who made an impact immediately, missed those through passes from him, what a joy. Muriel was also making a gesture while celebrating, something like removing the ‘bad luck’ out of him, and now that he broke the ice, expecting way more goals from the Colombian. Both of the free kicks that he took were also quite nice.

As for the penalty… not in a million years, an indirect free-kick in the box at best, never a penalty.

The referee was not bad in overall bar that mistake that almost cost us 2 points.

Now on to beat the hell out of Vitolo’s squad. Bring it on Las Palmas!



Montoya was dead by the 60 minute… late sub I’d say, but Mercado provided more stability in the RB, allowing Corchia to attack more, but very late nonetheless. The most headaches were caused in our RB position… Montoya helped in the first half a bit by tracking well, but then lost focus and ran out of fuel.


Yep, just like this one


I think Monchi’s Men should send the goal post a thank you letter or this week could’ve seen us lose to Liverpool and tie against Gerona (though in reality we could easily have lost today without them needing a terrible PK call).

Very happy with 10 out of 12 points in Liga having a slow Ganso, overwhelmed Borja Lasso and poor touch Montoya seeing action as starters and Muriel taking time to score. Though it’s early, Christmas Carole looks like a solid addition to the squad and Mudo showing his class with that through ball to Muriel. Hopefully he can become a regular part of the squad again and gain more consistency than last year when he started strong and then faded. Expecting a win on Wednesday in a boiling Pizjuan before our trip to Atleti where a draw would suffice (based on how we played today).


We dominated the stats. We had 13 shots with 8 on target. They had 13 shots and 0 on target!

Therefore, we were more clinical but they did miss a few great chances. We deserved to win and with all the changes, it’s a great result.

Was impressed with how our new look back line did today. Never played together before but did well.

Lots hope we get the rest of the squad back now! Big chance to remain at the top with a winnable home game against las palmas!

Plus first time we took 10 points out of 12 for ages. Berizzo has made a great start. We carried some luck, but we have advanced in champions league qualifier, drew at Liverpool and won 3 and drew 1 in league. Plus we only conceded 1 goal in the league! Long may it continue!



#Sevilla are unbeaten for their first seven matches in a season since 2008/09.

— Fútbol de Andalucía (@FutbolAlAndalus) September 17, 2017


I was at the coast but managed to see the game, and now the recording.

We were a bit poor in some areas, Carole looks tremendous going forward, but didn’t function well defensively, well it was his first game so he can only improve.

We failed to control the midfield or boss it in any way, so that limited what we produced in attack. But even with a good midfield, both wings were like sieves for Girona to progress along.

Banega had some great touches but they didn’t lead to anything, while Ganso was disappointing but at the same time one of his great passes could have made the difference. This time nothing.

But Mudo did the job just a few minutes after coming on. That will give Muriel more confidence. Corchia, surprisingly like a fish out of water. We need to find the right position of Sarabia and stop experimenting with him.

Above all, the 8 changes to starting 11 were the problem, it’s too many. I’m also worried that this will be an ongoing scenario, though Nzonzi doesn’t get rotated. well maybe he’ll get a rest in the copa del rey and also when he reaches 5 yellows.