Goleading return of Ivan Rakitic with Sevilla

Sevilla's first test on their return to work has resulted in a victory over the bell against a Levante that has already started their league season. Ivan Rakitic Sevilla's prodigal son, was the scorer who gave the basins the victory in their first friendly match, with a target in discount.

09/15/2020 at 21:13


Joel Gadea

Comeback to start

The granotas, more rolled, with a League match on their backs, have started ahead with a target from the central Sergio Postigo . With no time for a sevillista reply, Dani Gómez has doubled the advantage in a heads up with Vaclik .

Lopetegui has combined regular starters with players returning from loan to open the preseason. In the second half, with the usual carousel of changes in this type of match, the Basque coach has entered a totally different eleven, with Ivan Rakitic wearing the captain's armband.

Ocampos has cut distances with a goal from outside the area, thanks to a shot that slipped through the Levantine squad. Shortly after, En-Nessyri was planted only against Koke Vegas and beaten it under, to tie the clash. Already in injury time, Rakitic went ahead from a corner and finished off at the near post to turn the scoreboard and close a dream comeback to Sevilla.

Thus, the Andalusians, who yesterday made official the arrival of Marcos Acuña to occupy the loss of Reguilón began their 20-21 campaign with a victory prior to the Super Cup of Europe. The clash against Bayern Munich in Budapest will be the official premiere for Sevilla of Lopetegui 2.0 with the difficult objective of improving, or equalizing, the exclenete last season, with the sixth Europa League title for the Andalusian. The league debut, meanwhile, will still have to wait until the following weekend.