Champions League 23/24 - Sevilla FC at Lens

Imagine having to watch the game right behind a massive flag going left and right lol.

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We dominated that first half. Lens sat back and were happy to let us have the ball. Rakitic unlucky to be denied by a superb save.

Just the one goal we need in the second half please!

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So far so good, playing well but we have little threat up front. If only someone would shoot now and again.

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It’s so predictable. You give this club and team a chance to get into Europa league and they turn up! We go hell bent on playing as well as possible Haha.

That has to be arguably the best we played all season especially away. Lens were poor though and look so nervous and tense.

The problem is we have nothing to show for it which is the story of us. Even in games we played better we not clinical up front. Rakitic was unlucky was his shot but we should be winning.

A missed chance as I don’t expect lens that bad in 2nd half. That said our belief will grow and we have a real chance it’s just whether we can convert a chance here and the longer it goes we will need to gamble more. As that will leave us vulnerable to get caught.

I’m impressed with our composure and ball possession. We looked solid and showed good experience. It’s just not good enough in the final 3rd that costing us.

Anyway let’s see. We did better than I thought. Vamos sevilla!

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Lens did nothing to trouble and we took advantage. Just can’t create those clear-cut chances to scare them into submission. Found our way into the box a couple times thru Juanlu & Pedrosa which tells me the plan is working. We just need a bit of magic, and we lack the players that provide that.

Also i’m admiring the work Soumare is doing in front of the backline, whether is covering positions, or setting the tempo for the buildup.

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I’d agree that it’s probably the best we’ve played this season. Excellent in possession. Just a lack of quality in the final third letting us down again.

I will caveat this with the fact that Lens were dreadful with awfully negative and fearful tactics playing for a draw at home.

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I agree. I feel if we keep that up we deserve to hopefully get win. Got a bad feeling though it might not happen to sort of even out the lucky other years or matches where we got it and maybe didn’t deserve it.

I hope I’m wrong though and we get the big win.

Vamos!

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We had a Rakitic moment already, not sure if he will get another one. But we definitely need the magic as always.

God bless us :pray:

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Lens can’t play worse but I feel if we can keep that up then we can get that goal. We just need to keep up the pressure up and see. Hopefully another chance falls to Rakitic or YEN.

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Juanlu is missing that cutting edge, but he’s developing rather well. On both sides of the ball too.

But i still feel we need Navas for this game. Not sure why he’s not in the squad cause i thought he was only suspended in the league. Perhaps he picked up a knock?

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Yep, injured

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Out for 8 weeks I think.

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Oh wow what a try by Pedrosa! Great work rate from all the boys so far.

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Would love to see Lamela in that Torres role.

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So close, really inteligent attempt from Pedrosa…

they got a penalty now tho…

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He didn’t touch him.

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Soumaré gets hit on his step with Medina his foot. Just unfortunate.

Wellppp…

Keeps getting more symbolic.

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How I look 90% watching Sevilla games in 2023

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Lens score. Story of our season! Sigh :pensive:

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No way a penalty. His foot got caught in the grass and tripped himself.
What is VAR for?

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