The Champions League is again, and even the coldest of hearts might be rubbing their arms collectively in anticipation. Sevilla bought issues going from a Spanish perspective on this night’s early kick-off, locking horns with Salzburg on the Sanchez-Pizjuan.
INCREDIBLE SCENES in Sevilla. They’ve given away THREE PENALTIES within the first half. And Salzburg have solely managed to attain one in all them!
— The Spanish Soccer Podcast (@tsf_podcast) September 14, 2021
Sevilla are a reliable outfit below Julen Lopetegui, the Basque coach who’s gotten one of the best out of the squad assembled by Monchi. They’ve completed fourth in consecutive seasons in La Liga, and at present sit sixth within the league desk with a recreation in hand.
Lille and Wolfsburg are the opposite golf equipment in what’s the kindest group on this season’s draw. Sevilla, the kings of the Europa League, are eager to switch their pedigree to Europe’s prime desk. They made it to the final 16 final season solely to undergo a humbling by the hands of Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund.
Sevilla 1-1 Salzburg | GOAL! Rakitic 🎥
— Comply with @IFAST66 (@ifast222) September 14, 2021
Issues didn’t get off to a a fantastic begin for the house aspect. Sevilla conceded a penalty that Salzburg transformed within the twenty first minute by Luka Sucic after his teammate Karim Adeyemi had missed from the spot simply minutes earlier than. Sucic then missed one other penalty, earlier than Ivan Rakitic scored himself from the spot three minutes earlier than the half-time whistle.