Again, the first team players give another dynamic to the game and we end up winning. Not sure if a good strategy for long term, the season is too damn long.
Correa made up with that penalty for being quite selfish throughout the match. Beside that pass to Muriel in the first half, all the other attempts were either shots or trying to outplay 2-3 opponents at once, not wise.
This should’ve been a more comfortable win, sealing it in the first half, but a win is a win, and 3 important points were sealed.
Mercado has definitely stepped his game up. In overall the defense is tighter as it could ever be, at least vs. average teams like these. Not sure that we can say the same for the other ones as we see what happened with Liverpool… but the return match will show if we improved there, along with other matches like the ones vs. Valencia and Bilbao away coming up (huge matches), vs. Barca etc.
Not counting the one vs. Atletico as they play like that with everyone and bar the N’Zonzi mistake and that chaos to set Griezmann up for the second, we were quite solid… but that’s just the sneaky bastards of Atletico so can’t draw clear conclusions from that match.
We’re going into the international break peacefully, that’s what counts. Tough matches ahead, and we must be prepared.
Also, would like to see Geis have some serious playing time (had only 5-6 mins so far) and see what he is all about. Almost forgot that we loaned him, as he’s not even getting called up at all. CDR may be a good place to start though.
VAMOS MI SEVILLA!!! VAMOS CAMPEON!!!