A goal by Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos, with a precise header in the 88th minute, broke the goalless draw against Wolverhampton on Tuesday and placed Sevilla in the Europa League semifinals in which they will face him. also English Manchester United.
The team led by Julen Lpetegui, after being defeated in the first minutes by the Portuguese Nuno Espírito Santo, who even missed a penalty with the kick of Mexican Raúl Jiménez, was better from that moment on and before the break was superior, but his insistence on the second half was worth it for him to remain in the semifinal.
The English team left wanting to show the Spaniard that he wanted to go to the game since the opening whistle and so in the first four minutes he had already tried twice against the Moroccan goal Yassine Bono.
The powerful striker Adama Traoré and the Mexican striker Raúl Jiménez strongly pressed the ball out of rivals, which gave the initiative to the team that Nuno coaches.
A spectacular canter from Traoré on eleven minutes was saved with a penalty by Brazilian defender Diego Carlos, who was also accused of yellow on that set.
Raúl Jiménez was in charge of throwing the maximum penalty and Bono guessed the trajectory of the ball and rejected it, which prevented Wolves from putting the score in their favor in the first change and also that the Mexican missed the first penalty of his career in a club competition.
The shock to Julen Lopetegui’s men did not make him react positively, as it was difficult for Argentine Éver Banega to move his team and the Wolves never thought about it when they took advantage of the strong pressure they exerted.
What the Sevillian team tried to do was to control the ball so that the opponent would get bored so that in some action a good connection could come between the midfield and the Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri.
With this combination, Sevilla gained prominence as the game progressed to the break and the Wolves had to withdraw from Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who saw more than desired by his interests while Sevilla players passed by.
Despite this, the Sevilla team did not find the formula to create clear chances of goal and so the game went to rest with the draw to zero.
In the second half, Sevilla wanted to maintain the same trend with which they ended the first, with possession of the ball and that was outside their area.
Those from Lopetegui almost always lived close to Rui Patricio’s goal and now it was found that in some of his insistent arrivals the goal could arrive, as in one that Joan Jordan took to finish and took the ball, another from En-Nesyri who made the Portuguese goalkeeper work and a third from French central Jules Kounde with a header.
Sevilla’s problem is that time has passed and they have entered the last quarter of an hour of regular time without a draw.
A direct free kick by Banega and a great save by Rui Patricio were another occasion for the Andalusian team, which began to weigh in on Sevilla’s spirits, but also wasted many corners in the powerful English aerial game.
But, on 88 minutes, and following one of those corners, Banega placed a great center in the area and Ocampos made it impossible for the rival goal, with which there was no time for more and Sevilla continues in search of the sixth Europa League champion trophy. .
0 – Wolverhampton Wanderers: Patrick; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho (Pedro Neto, m.71), Neves, Vinagre; Raúl Jimenez and Adama Traoré (Diogo Jota, m.79).
1 – Seville: Bonus; Jesús Navas, Koundé, Diego Carlos, Reguilón; Fernando, Joan Jordán (Franco Vázquez, m.85); Ocampos, Éver Banega, Suso (Munir, m.89); and En-Nesyri (De Jong, m.85).
Objective: 0-1, M.88: Ocampos.
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy). He warned Sevilla player Diego Carlos (m.11), and the Wolves Saiss (m.49).
Incidents: Elimination of the Europa League quarterfinals played in a single game and behind closed doors at the MSV Arena stadium in Duisburg (Germany). Before the meeting with the players of both teams and the referees knelt on the grass in an action against racial discrimination.