Sevilla 1-1 Cadiz: Lopetegui's side take one-point lead over Barcelona

Sevilla 1-1 Cadiz: Early Youssef En-Nesyri goal cancelled out by visitor’s strike and sees Julen Lopetegui’s side take slender one-point lead over Barcelona in LaLiga

  • Sevilla were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home against struggling Cadiz
  • Youssef En-Nesyri’s early header was cancelled out by Lucas Perez’s strike
  • The result sees Sevilla take a one-point lead over third place Barcelona 

Sevilla were held to a surprise 1-1 draw at home to relegation-threatened Cadiz in a frustrating evening for Julen Lopetegui’s men. 

The home side began in flying fashion after striker Youssef En-Nesyri powered home a header after just seven minutes to put Sevilla 1-0 ahead. 

However, Cadiz then proved tougher opponents than their standing – one place above relegation – would suggest, and got their reward on 66 minutes as Lucas Perez equalised.

A frustrating night for Julen Lopetegui saw his Sevilla side held 1-1 at home by struggling Cadiz

Sevilla took a very early lead when Youssef En-Nesyri (No 15) headed in after seven minutes

But Lucas Perez equalised in the second half to dash Sevilla’s hopes of taking three points

What is a crucial point in Cadiz’s bid for LaLiga survival can only be viewed as two vital points dropped by Sevilla. 

They remain second in LaLiga with a one-point lead over Barcelona behind them, with the Catalan side having a game in hand.   

MATCH FACTS

Sevilla 4-2-3-1: Bono; Navas (Romero 83), Kounde, Carlos, Acuna; Jordan (Torres 71), Rakitic (Delaney 57); Lamela (Corona 57), Papu Gomez, Ocampos; En Nesyri

Subs not used: Dmitrovic, Montiel, Augustinsson, Gudelj, El Haddadi, Cruz Diaz, Valiente

Bookings: Papu Gomez, Navas

Goals: En-Nesyri 7 

Cadiz 4-2-3-1: Ledesma; Espino, Fali, Hernandez, Akapo; Mari (San Emeterio 69), Jonsson (Negredo 79); Sobrino (Arzamendia 84), Fernandez, Alejo (Alarcon 84); Perez (Ponce 84)

Subs not used: Lozano, Perea, Idrissi, Gil, Cala, Carcelen, Chust

Bookings: Espino 

Goals: Perez 66

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