Sevilla come back home from a very disappointing trip to London to face La Real in the league. After giving up a goal before 6 minutes before half time, the team held on until the 112th minute of extra time when Yarmolenko scored the winner to knock out Sevilla from the Europa league.
Now coming back to the league with a focus of salvaging something from the season by securing second place, Lopetegui’s squad is wounded both emotionally and physically. Sevilla had a few more injuries pop up in the West Ham match. Gudelj went down just before the winning goal, Rafa Mir, Jesus Navas, and Martial both have some sort of muscular issue.
It looks like Gudelj, Navas and Martial will be able to play tomorrow as they have been back in training. Mir looks to be the one that will miss as will Papu, Diego Carlos, Acuna, Suso, Lamela, Fernando and Rekik. YEN played 91 minutes against West Ham only three days ago, so his minutes maybe limited. This makes another interesting juggling match for Lopetegui where he will undoubtedly have to rely on some youngsters to fill the positions.
La Real come into the game having won three out of their last five matches. in the league. After a huge 4-0 defeat to Bilbo in early February, La Real bounced backto beat Osasuna 1-0 and Mallorca 0-2. They lost to Real Madrid in Madrid, 4-1 and then bounced back to beat Alaves at home last weekend 1-0. They currently sit sixth in the league on 47 points, 2 behind Real :poop:. They have only scored 29 goals this season, 11 less than Sevilla, but have found ways to get results having the highest point total for goals scored in any European competition.
La Real’s main man, Oyarzabal, will be missing from this fixture as will former Sevilla player, Carlos Fernandez. Joining them on the injured list is young starlet, Ander Barrenetxea, Nais Djouahra, and Nacho Monreal.
Sevilla needs to find away to get back to their winning ways. They are at home which will help, but another defeat will really start the panic in Nervion.