Thursday, November 7th, 2019
1255 EST / 1755 CET / 0355 AEST
It is derby week in Seville, but the boys from Nervión must first handle business abroad in the Europa League. It’s an earlier kickoff time, but also and early chance to seal qualification for the next round. We can also clinch 1st spot in the group if Qarabag fails to win away at APOEL.
A few canteranos were included for the trip to Luxembourg. José María Amo has come in to cover the shortage at CB, as Pepe Mena reappears to bolster the midfield options. Not listed in the above image is Adrián, a Sevilla C goalkeeper, who joins in to compete with Vaclík & Bono.
We are quite fortunate to have these extra matches to give minutes to fringe players. A win today can essentially give us two “friendlies” to experiment and rotate the squad. It is also a chance for one of our strikers to hit form, as the starting role is still up for grabs. Away days are always tricky, so we’ll see how quick the players will settle into the match.
¡Vamos mi Sevilla!